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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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This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility 1. Participate in teaming strategies in support of proposal efforts. 2. Negotiate non-disclosure and teaming agreements and attending teaming meetings. Providing regular status of negotiations to Business Development and Capture. 3. Coordinate teammate reviews of classified/unclassified RFPs and working with Security to clear teammate personn...
Company Confidential Beachwood, OH, 44122
Job Purpose: Serves clients by developing case information, evidence, and settlement; forwarding file to litigation, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Builds cases by interviewing prospective clients; obtaining case information; reviewing information with an attorney. * Collects case evidence and documentation by contacting people involved in the case; inputting information into file...
Legal Secretary The Heidman Law Firm offers an exciting, fast-paced, team environment and is currently seeking an experienced legal secretary. The ideal candidate will be experienced, professional, have a proven work ethic as well as excellent organizational, secretarial, and communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls please. Email letter of introduction and resume to Br...
STAFF ATTORNEY- Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. Ashland or Morehead. See idealist.org for more info. EOE. This job listing brought to you by The Daily Independent...
Posting date: May 19, 2014 Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in accordance with Company policies and Regulatory Affairs/Quality Systems procedures. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all domestic (US FDA) standards, International (ISO) standards and foreign governments regulations that apply and for providing regulatory guidance and assistance to all Microbio...
Busy solo practitioner seeks a legal secretary with a minimum of five years’ experience in real estate, wills and estates and matrimonial practice. Candidate must possess excellent computer and organizational skills including Word, WordPerfect, Excel and Time-slips - Quickbooks is a bonus. Must deal courteously with clients. Please reply with resume and salary requirements. If you do not have the ...
Company Confidential N Charlesston, SC, 29406
Paralegal Immediate opening. Personal Injury and workers’ compensation experience preferred. Candidates must possess excellent computer, word processing, organizational, and communication skills. Paralegal Cert./Degree required. Send resume/salary req. to shoffman@ wiggerlawfirm.com...
This position will report directly to a Managing Partner. The role the right candidate will play is a highly visible position, responsible for coordination of activities and ensuring timely flow of information to and from the partner’s office. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, energetic, have a much disciplined planning and time management approach, and the ability to react quickly to changes a...
A corporation is searching for a temporary Corporate Paralegal or Administrative Assistant. Looking for a high level administrative assistant to assist with a detail oriented project. Must be smart and highly organized. Will be assisting the legal department with a due diligence project and collecting information. Assignment to last approximately 2 weeks. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national ...
A corporation is searching for a Real Estate Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 2 years of real estate experience, including closing real estate deals/transactions. Paralegal certificate if preferred. Great opportunity to join a dynamic organization. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national legal staffing firm with over 32 years experience in placing attorneys, paralegals, legal secretari...
Position Summary / Overview: The Legal Secretary's role is to provide administrative support to assigned firm personnel; assist and relieve attorneys and other personnel of administrative and clerical work by performing essential duties and responsibilities which include the following: Essential Job Requirements: • Answer telephones for attorneys, as well as others in a professional manner; tak...
Description Allstate® Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.® Voted one of the World’s Leading Top 100 Companies by Forbes magazine Do you have a passion for helping others? Have an eye for detail? Do you have strong organizational and time management skills? Are you looking to accelerate your career at a renowned company? Allstate Insurance Company has an exceptional career opportunity for an Ins...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN
Defense Firm seeks a Senior Level attorney with portable business for an opening in Memphis, TN. All candidates must have a proven history of representation in Tennessee and verifiable business. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. Salary and benefits package are excellent and flexible....
Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC, a growing IP boutique in Independence, OH (a suburb of Cleveland, OH), is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent with a technical background in either electrical engineering or computer science. Full-time and part-time arrangements will be considered. Law students that are eligible to sit for the patent bar will also be considered. Compensation will be competitive ...
Full-time, general practice/litigation, downtown Buffalo, needs excellent computer skills; Proficient in Word and familiar with WordPerfect. Must type 50+ words per minute. Send resume and reference list to *****...
Immediate need for a Contracts Attorney on a temp to perm basis. This financial company is located in San Mateo and they are seeking an experienced attorney with negotiation of a variety of licenses (including IT, events, facilities, HR, marketing, etc). Must be barred in CA and must have a minimum of 2 years experience. Please email resumes to ***** for immediate temp hi...
Special Counsel is seeking a Corporate Paralegal for a large company in Center City Philadelphia. This position requires a strong transactions background. This is an exciting temp-to-perm opportunity with a well-established national company. Job Description: Draft, edit and review a high volume of contracts Prepare initial document drafts, ensuring consistency of agreement terms and conditions ...
Job Location Warwick, RI Job Description This Individual Contributor is responsible for providing compliance oversight to the MetLife property & casualty business. This includes monitoring new laws and changes to regulations, identification of compliance risk, trending results from compliance reviews, and supporting business initiatives from a compliance perspective. The individual will also be...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34232
Operational expert with JD wanted. Unbelievable opportunity for the right person. Must have extensive experience in establishing policies, procedures, metrics and KPI's. Must have experience successfully guiding a small to mid sized company through major growth. Looking for experienced operational Director of Operations, COO, or CEO. An entrepreneurial veteran of business. Someone that has overse...
About the Opportunity A financial services firm in New Jersey is actively seeking an experienced Document Review Attorney for a promising position with their growing Legal Department. This is a great opportunity for a diligent and dedicated professional to work on a rewarding project with the possibility for permanent placement. Apply today! Company Description Financial Services Firm Job Desc...

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