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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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Job ID: BYZJ79991 Irving office seeks real estate attorney having 3-6 years of relevant law firm experience. The candidate must have Texas Bar license. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to confidentially discuss this job. We want to help you! Contact the Following BCG Attorney Search Office : Houston 1200 Smith St., Suite 1600 Houston, T...
Job ID: 14SY79777 Dallas office seeks executive compensation attorney having 3-6 years of executive compensation experience in a large law firm. The candidate should preferably have significant experience in both proxy disclosure, mergers and acquisitions, deferred compensation and equity-based compensation. IPO experience is a plus. The Texas law practice was launched twenty-six years ago. Over o...
Job ID: 2OGA79755 Houston office seeks M&A securities attorney having 2-3 years of experience. The candidate should have significant experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for public and private companies and private equity firms and drafting and negotiating complex partnership and LLC agreements. Here is a firm with an illustrious past and a history of strong growth in virtually eve...
Job ID: 51LO74202 Richardson office seeks intellectual property and technology transactions attorney having 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience. The candidate should preferably have a college degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or physics. Should have well-developed skills in patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as in conducting validi...
Job ID: 7YEQ80016 Houston office seeks junior to mid-level intellectual property attorney preferably having 2-3 years of IP experience within a variety of areas including utility and design patents, trademarks and copyrights, both in litigation and transactional roles in a large law firm or government agency. The candidate should have an electrical engineering degree. Must be admitted to and a mem...
Job ID: PMRK79756 Houston office seeks corporate attorney having 4+ years of corporate transactional experience. Here is a firm with an illustrious past and a history of strong growth in virtually every United States market it is a part of. This firm is very strong in the litigation and corporate areas and is rapidly emerging as a preeminent intellectual property firm as well. This firm's illustri...
Job ID: BPEA79870 Dallas office seeks lateral technology transactions and outsourcing attorney preferably having 3-5 years of experience with technology transactions, licensing and/or outsourcing deals. The candidate should preferably have a background in software, Internet, technology or consulting. We'd love to speak to you about this position. Please call us Houston office at (800) 298-6440 to...
We are currently recruiting for a temp to hire Legal Contract Administrative Support job in Houston, Texas. The client is located in North Central Houston and the position will support the Vice President of Legal and Compliance. The pay for this opportunity is $19-$21/hr DOE. Legal Contract Admin job responsibilities include: Serve as primary support person to Vice President for various legal, com...
The Federal Public Defender for Kansas is accepting applications for a Panel Administrator. Details at http://www.kansasfpd.org/...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Description: Director Contracting Operations â Optum360 Oversees key Contracting and Delivery Assurances processes for Hospital products and solutions. Duties Include: Works with key partners including Sales, Finance, Legal, Consulting and Implementation, Product Management to support the Customer Contracting and Vendor Management programs Works to ensure company achieves favorable Financial terms...
Cos Cob, 06807
LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL Cummings & Lockwood LLC Greenwich CT office seeks a Residential Real Estate Legal Secretary/ Paralegal with at least 5-7 years' experience in CT. Experience preparing and issuing contracts, preparing mortgage documents, preparing sale documents, preparing deed transfers, preparing purchase/ sale/ refinance files from start to finish, preparing title policies, preparing is...
Stamford, 06904
LEGAL SECRETARY Cummings & Lockwood LLC seeks a Legal Secretary with 3-5 years' experience. Must be detailed oriented, organized, able to multi-task and have the ability to work independently. Strong admin and communication skills. Familiarity with T&E a plus. EOE. Email *****...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Washington, DC $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skill...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Charlotte, NC $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skille...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) Minneapolis, MN $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will be skil...
Attorney (Online & Mobile Banking/social media/eFinance/eCommerce) San Francisco, CA, USA $134,000-$210,600 DOE + bonus Job Description Legal responsibilities will focus principally on digital and mobile product development and related operations and risk management for U.S. national bank with electronic financial services spanning diverse business and product lines. The successful candidate will...
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