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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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Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
CFC: Created and Owned by America's Electric Cooperative Network Here is your chance to work for a financial services company dedicated to rural America that offers a fast-paced challenging environment with the benefits of a collaborative team! Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (or CFC) of Dulles, Virginia has provided loan and investment soluti...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Division : Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Missouri-Kansas City Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details: Persons who have experience handling Personal Injury Insurance Defense cases are encouraged to apply, and jury trial experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to practice law in both MO and KS. Position Objective This position personally handles moderately complex litiga...
National law firm seeks experienced court clerk for midtown Manhattan office. Salary based on experience. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Filing, service and delivery of legal documents to federal, state and local courts. 2. Proficient in research, on-line and at court. 3. Prepare basic forms including Notices of Appearance, Notices of Entry, etc. and letters for counsel to obtain Certificates of Good St...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Mood Media Corporation is a leading in-store media specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase Position Description: Mood Media seeks a detail-oriented, motivated Licensing Intern to assist the Music Licensing department with licensing and research tasks. An ideal cand...
Description The Hospital Compliance Officer is responsible for managing the implementation of Tenets Ethics and Compliance Program in his or her assigned hospital. The Hospital Compliance Officer also serves as the privacy officer for his or her assigned facility(ies). The Hospital Compliance Officers general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenets systems, processes and policie...
Legal Administrative Assistant job available in the Madison area. This position is a long term assignment and is scheduled to start immediately. Our client is looking for an extremely organized and independent Legal Administrative Assistant who can think on their feet. Job Responsibilities: • Directly supporting an attorney with day to day administrative functions • Managing and maintaining sch...
Description The Contracting Clerk is responsible for assisting with contract administration, other projects and administrative duties as assigned. The position requires the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, and provide administrative support to management. Qualifications Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, database access) Strong communication and organization...
A Legal Assistant/Lease Administrator job in Beachwood, OH is currently being recruited by Ajilon Professional Staffing. The right candidate will have at least four years of experience as Administrative Assistant within a legal department. You will be responsible for reading legal documents including leases as well as assemble and finalize lease documentation, process final leasing documentation. ...
Position Description: Are you a consummate professional looking to advance your career in the legal industry? Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is currently looking for a Legal Administrative Assistant for our Philadelphia, PA office. The position will include the following responsibilities: Prepares and/or reviews for accuracy reports, documentation, general and/or legal correspondence and papers of a ...
Ajilon is seeking a few LEGAL ADMIN's for a job in Somerset, NJ! This project will last for about a month and requires candidates with experience with: Redlining/redaction (proofreading and editing documents for publication) PACER program knowledge is a plus Very detail oriented Ability to work in a very fast paced environment This project will start ASAP on a temporary basis with an hourly ...
Position Description: SHB’s litigation practice is growing! We are seeking a Paralegal with experience in all phases of litigation including experience with medical records, large document production, discovery, interviewing of witnesses and experts, drafting pleadings and subpoenaing records. Large law firm and multijurisdictional ligation experience a plus. SHB offers a challenging, rewardin...
Position Description: Serves as the primary business development contact for assigned practice groups with the firm. Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of specific practice areas, the associated attorneys involved and their relevant capabilities. Works with the RFP/Business Development Manager to provide support for new business, client retention and cross-selling opportunities wi...
Position Description: Are you looking for a firm that offers a challenging, rewarding and fun atmosphere? A firm that grows its employees and offers the opportunity to work in diverse areas of the law? You’ve come to the right place. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is currently seeking a Legal Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities: •Prepares patent applications and related documents for uploading...
Position Description: With Infinity, you will discover an ongoing opportunity for a challenging career, job satisfaction, and achievement. We provide career support, training, work/life balance opportunities, flexible work hours and excellent compensation and benefit programs. Our Paralegals handle tasks that are critical to the success of our law offices by conducting legal research and draftin...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. The position will be responsible for producing financial and regulatory filings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis as required. Reports will include continuous tracking of cont...

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