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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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Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Business litigation firm seeks secretary with at least two years' law firm experience. Requirements include experience with WordPerfect and Word in a Microsoft network environment and a desire to work in a fast-paced small firm with varied responsibilities. Ideal candidate will have a stable work record, good grammar and punctuation skills, demonstrated success in case management, typing, and cale...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Business litigation firm seeks experienced trial attorney with first chair trial, deposition, and appellate experience. Some existing hourly clientele a plus. Compensation negotiable. Firm offers first rate office facility, a tenured, experienced support staff, and good work environment. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to *****...
Legal Secretary Mid-sized Florham Park law firm seeks full-time legal secretary with a minimum of five years of insurance defense, commercial litigation and corporate experience. Must have excellent computer, administrative, communication and organizational skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. The successful candidate must be detailed oriented, possess good verbal and...
CORPORATE PARALEGAL JDS Uniphase Corporation is seeking to hire anexceptional paralegal to work with senior legal management and other professionals to support the corporate legal department. Responsibilities will include facilitating, organizing, and providing substantive support for corporate governance and compliance initiatives, strategic transactions, investments, litigation support, trainin...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, CT, seeks experienced foreclosure paralegal. Candidates must have a minimum of five years experience, be conversant with LPS, and be able to handle a large file volume. Opportunity knocks!...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Full-time position available for small law firm in Chesterfield, Missouri, specializing in estate planning and estate administration. At least five years of experience is required in the estate planning and estate administration field. Job Responsibilities: Preparing estate planning documents, including medical directives, durable powers of attorney, wills, and trusts; preparing petitions, inven...
Commercial Contracts Paralegal – CONTRACT www.myrecruiting.biz, the premier source for specialized legal recruitment in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf South, is currently seeking aCommercial Contracts Paralegal – CONTRACTprofessional for a temporary opportunity for a corporation based in the Energy Corridor in Houston, Texas. Our client company has a long term growth plans for this international r...
Job ID: 2485 Position Description: Banc of America Merchant Services, LLC is the result of a strategic alliance between Bank of America and First Data Corp. As an industry leader with a powerful commitment to the merchant business, Bank of America Merchant Services delivers a comprehensive suite of innovative payment solutions to merchants of all sizes. We are the number one U.S. payments proces...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28212
We are looking for a bilingual immigration paralegal with at least two years of experience working on immigration files in a law office. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish fluently. Applicant should be familiar with USCIS forms and their preparation. Office is located in Charlotte NC, applicant may be required to attend court sessions with an attorney, an...
Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdicti...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Two (2) Part-Time Project Team Specialists (morning and/or afternoons available) in the Palo Alto office. These position works with a team of support specialists to provide effective and streamlined services to attorneys of the firm. Performs a variety of duties to include document processing and administrative support to all practice g...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks an experienced, highly organized, detail-oriented Sr. Corporate and Finance Paralegal for our San Francisco, CA office. Under the supervision of attorneys, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summa...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks an experienced, highly organized, detail-oriented Sr. Corporate and Finance Paralegal for our Palo Alto, CA office. Under the supervision of attorneys, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarize...
Contracts Coordinator Company – Omnitracs, LLC is the leading provider of fleet management software applications, information services, and hardware platforms. The company’s intuitive technologies, including solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, GPS fleet tracking, and fleet maintenance, enable its customers to solve common fleet problems and achieve their busine...
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 : Claims Legal Work Location(s) : United States-Minnesota-Eden Prairie Full/Part Time : Full-Time Position Details Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered at either level. Position Objective This position supervises the most complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of pr...

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