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In a legal job, you?ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you?ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney?s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you?ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market

Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries

The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.

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PRI is a tenured Executive Recruiting based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently we have a law firm client in search of a Paralegal, in particular, with experience in Real Estate, Estate Planning, Risk Assessment, Wills, Trusts, Partnerships, and working with financial documentation and product lines. If you are qualified and interested, please e-mail an attached Microsoft Word formatted resume to i...
Company Confidential Middle City West, PA, 19103
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience Philadelphia insurance defense law office is seeking a full-time experienced Paralegal for partner. Position focuses heavily on extensive medical record review, preparation of detailed medical summaries, subpoenas, and reports; file organization and review; preparation of answers to interrogatories, discovery responses and arbitration packages. Pr...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77098
Seeking a solid litigation paralegal, experienced with all phases of the litigation process. Proficient technology skills are mandatory-MSOffice Suite including Word, Outlook and Excel. Prefer a 2 – 4 year degree ideally in paralegal studies, as well as a paralegal certificate, but will consider significant paralegal experience in lieu of those qualifications. The successful candidate will be ab...
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for assisting with filing and administrative tasks by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Core duties and responsibilities, among others, include the following: · Printing incoming files; · Photocopying and scanning on copy machine; · Reading incoming documents in order to determine how and where they should ...
Job Description Mount Laurel firm seeking an experienced Foreclosure Paralegal who should possess at least 5 years of foreclosure experience, a stable work history, excellent computer skills and a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate should have strong organizational, communication and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, a client service orientation and a proactive, can do attitu...
Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is looking for a Salesforce.com Administrator and Application Specialist to join our rapidly expanding organization. The Administrator will work cross-functionally alongside Senior Leadership Attorney Managers Human Resources Marketing and Business Office professionals in addressing strategic business issues involving Salesforce.com and organizationally utilized so...
Business Unit: The Legal Compliance Organization (LCO) team headquartered in Milpitas, CA provides legal guidance to further KLA-Tencor’s strategic objectives and protect and preserve the legal, ethical and financial integrity and reputation of the Company. With specific expertise in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, employment law, and intellectual property; the LCO offers strategic le...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75251
Associate Attorney Mid-sized AV rated North Dallas law firm seeks an associate with 1-4 years’ experience in areas of general litigation, insurance defense; some experience in bankruptcy is a plus. Excellent writing skills and a desire to support multiple attorneys and a diverse case load in both state and federal courts is necessary for this position....
GuideStone Financial Resources is a diversified Christian financial services provider of retirement, insurance, investment management, and executive planning products and services to the evangelical Christian community including churches, ministries, hospitals, educational, and other institutions. We’ve been enhancing the financial security of ministers, employees and seminary students for over ni...
Company Overview: FMC Corporation is one the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. We are proud that our chemistries are helping to grow the world’s food, enabling new innovations in the pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply, improving health, and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products. FMC is a globa...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77018
Litigation support/record retrieval firm looking for an experienced Case Manager/Expeditor. Applicants must be detail oriented, have basic computer knowledge and the ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment. Employees are expected to meet daily and weekly quotas. Industry experience is a plus. Office experience is required....
Special Counsel is seeking a seasoned Contract Corporate/Commercial Attorney (5+ years) with some in-house experience to work in a assistant general counsel capacity. This position will last approximately 6 months and has the potential to go permanent. This is an excellent opportunity with a growing company looking to expand the legal department. Compensation is competitive. Job Description: •Ge...
Workers' Compensation Defense Legal Assistant Wanted!!!! Successful Orange County law practice is adding to its staff of workers' compensation legal assistants. The ideal job candidate will have a fresh and motivated personality to handle busy litigation/trial attorneys. Knowledge of EAMS Required. Paralegal Certificate Preferred! HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SALARY OFFERED!!! For more details on this ...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm of over 600 attorneys in 33 offices, has an immediate opening for an hourly employment attorney in its San Francisco office. Candidates should have at least seven years of substantial employment litigation experience; deposition and trial and/or arbitration experience preferred. The successful candidate will work from home on overflow projects. This position ...
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a global leader in high-stakes matters and transactions, has an opening for a Corporate Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant in its Redwood Shores office. Candidate must have 2 - 3 years of experience working in an administrative capacity (professional services background preferred). Duties include providing administrative support to attorneys including typing, editing a...
DOCUMENT REVIEW ATTORNEYS NEEDED Licensed Attorneys Needed for Document Review Projects DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS FOR NEW AND ONGOING DOCUMENT REVIEW PROJECTS. APPLICANTS MUST BE LICENSED AND IN GOOD STANDING IN ANY STATE. Ideal applicants receive...
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. ABOUT W...
FEDERAL DEFENDERS OF NEW YORK, INC. Opening: Legal Secretary Location: Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. 52 Duane Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10007 Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. Overview: Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a Legal Secretary. FDNY is a federal public defender office that provides legal representation to persons accused of federal crimes ...
Special Counsel is seeking a Contracts Attorney for a part-time position in the Lehigh Valley. This position will start as one day per week, and slowly ramp up to full-time hours over the next several months. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to supplement their practice. Qualified candidates must have a strong transactions background, preferably in the medical field. Jo...
Special Counsel is seeking a mid-level Corporate Attorney for a well-respected and growing regional firm. Qualified candidates must have 4-8 years of experience with corporate matters such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture Capital and Licensing. If interested, submit your resume in WORD format to *****. EOE Since 1987, Special Counsel has been the premier provider o...

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