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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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Burg Simpson seeks an experienced litigation paralegal (5+ years) for its growing Commercial Litigation department. Successful candidates will work on all aspects of complex commercial cases. The position requires: Proficiency in applying the rules of civil procedures in both state and federal courts; Experience in reviewing and analyzing business, financial, and other case-related documents and r...
About Us LexPro Research LLC is a leading provider of domestic and international risk mitigation and business intelligence services to the corporate, financial, and legal communities. We specialize in high-level due diligence and background research, corporate investigations, and litigation support, among other services. Responsibilities • Conduct electronic database, online and public record rese...
Exciting Opportunity to grow your career in eDiscovery!!!!! The eDiscovery Processing Services Analyst will prepare, process and quality check various types of client data. Epiq works with major law firms and in-house legal departments of Fortune 500 corporations. The Processing Services Analyst plays a critical role in assisting Epiq’s clients with important litigation by carrying out a multitude...
HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation's leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world's most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand, Heineken Light, Amstel Light, Newcastle Brown Ale, and Strongbow cider. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis portfolio, Tecate portfolio, Sol,...
Company Confidential WALNUT CREEK, CA, 94596
Busy Construction Defect firm in Walnut Creek, Ca. is seeking one full time legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years' experience. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package. Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 PM - Monday - Friday. Skills: The candidate will be working for two people and must possess the following: Highly organized; The ability to multi-task; Initiative - requiring minimal a...
COMPANY OVERVIEW The NHHEAF Network Organizations are comprised of three active 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies - New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), Granite State Management & Resources (GSM&R) and New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO) - which provide outstanding college access programs for New Hampshire students, families and schools. GSM&R, through NH...
Position Title:Managing Attorney - Orlando The Managing Attorney supports the Firms business by driving and maintaining daily operations within a designated practice area. Primary goals are to establish and provide leadership and stability within the office by fostering positive working relationships with its staff, the staff throughout the Firm and its clients. This Managerial position is a uniqu...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 60,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 25 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. GENERAL SUMMARY The Compliance Staff Auditor is a professional position within the Intern...
LEGAL SECRETARY/ ASSISTANT Immediate opening in Southern Westmoreland County. Typing in Office and Word and transcribing from a Dictaphone required. Request complete job description and/ or supply resume with references to: Fax: 724-887-0801 or Email: *****...
Company Confidential Southfield, MI, 48075
Busy Southfield Law Firm seeking a qualified paralegal. Must be highly motivated, a self starter and capable of working independently and with others. 3 years + of litigation experience in Personal Injury is required. Duties include, but are not limited to: Trial preparation (subpoenas, witness lists, exhibit lists, experts, document production and deposition review) discovery, legal research and...
Positions allocable to this class perform specialized clerical duties requiring a good knowledge of civil laws and procedures in processing a variety of legal documents pertaining to court instructions/orders, court appearances, production of records, payments of monies, surrendering of property, seizure of goods and/or other orders mandated by the Courts of California. Essential Job Functions Pro...
White Plains office of multi-state insurance defense firm seeks attorney with 2-5 years of litigation experience and an entry level admitted attorney. Strong research and writing skills are a requisite. The Firm is committed to maintaining a friendly and professional work environment. We offer competitive benefits packages that include health care benefits, dental options, life insurance, disabili...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation's premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives....
Our Client, a large Insurance Company located is Wauwatosa, WI, has a need for Medical Underwriters. This is a contract role starting in August 2014 and going through January of 2015. Insurance Solutions provides Medicare Supplement and Hospital Indemnity insurance to AARP members. The business is part of Medicare and Retirement, and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Americans...
Job Description: Litigation Legal Secretary sought for Santa Monica boutique litigation firm with very little turnover. LItigation Secretary must have 5+ years of civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, ability to handle court filings, strong calendaring skills, and able to hit the ground running. Please submit resumes for immediate consideration. We are an equal employment opport...
Job Description: Growing law firm needs strong Legal/ Secretary with Litigation in Nevada experience to support busy office. Positions requires at least 2-3 years legal experience. Great opportunity to get your foot in the door. . Client wants to hire ASAP. send Resumes today! Attn: Sharon We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to...
We are currently assisting a well established local company in their search for an Executive Assistant. This role will report directly to the President handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks. Responsibilities: Be organized, flexible and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting a team in a small office setting. Have the ability to interact with staff,...
Currently seeking an aggressivePre-Litigation Attorney Manager. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneysis a leading Personal Injury Law Firm providing legal help nationwide. We offer great career path opportunities potential income growth opportunities with all the support and stability of a thriving organization. With more than 190 employees in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nation Thomas J....
Farmer Brothers has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Paralegal position with responsibility for transactional, corporate, trademark and litigation tasks. This individual assists General Counsel with all Legal Department functions, including document and contract management, retrieval, drafting agreements and filings, special projects, presentations and administrative tasks, as well as respons...
Company Confidential chicago, IL
B3 Legal is staffing a large-scale document review project for our client, an int'l corp. Project starts this coming Mon, but the team will likely be assembled tomorrow, so please email your resume to us ASAP. This project pays $25 per hour and $37.50 for OT at 50 plus hours. ALSO, a premium rate is often paid for evening and weekend work. Document review experience is required. Experience in phar...
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