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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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Small and very busy Hackensack NJ Law Office seeks experienced litigation secretary. This is exciting opportunity that should not be missed. Send resume and salary requirements to *****...
Company Confidential Memphis, TN, 38104
Legal Secretary ************************ Memphis Law Office . Legal exp. preferred. Email resume to: ***** No calls Please. Posting provided by:...
E Billing Coordinator Accounting Department Job Description: The E-Billing Coordinator is responsible for the set-up of new e-billing clients, obtaining e-billed clients’ approval of timekeepers and rates, assisting the Billing group with troubleshooting e-bill issues, maintaining e-billing software and helping to ensure e-bill compliance with client requirements. The hours are M-F 9:00 a.m. – ...
Our client, a large AmLaw firm, is looking to add an Intellectual Property Legal Secretary to their New York Office. Qualified candidates must have 1+ years of foreign and domestic patent prosecution experience. Must have knowledge of PTO practices and procedures, docket reports and TEAS system as well as electronic filing experience with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Duties and responsibiliti...
Regulatory Engineer IV Job Summary: We are seeking a Regulatory Engineer (Systems Compliance) that ensures our globally developed and marketed products conform to all applicable medical and legal standards from a system level perspective. You will be part of the Systems Engineering team and responsible for ensuring that the processes of and outputs from Systems Engineering such as system require...
Company Confidential South Jordan, UT, 84095
We are looking for an Estate Planning Attorney for our South Jordan office. Candidate must be willing to get their Life Insurance License. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to branch out, but also keep their private practice. Please send us your resume today!...
Litigation Attorney Harrisburg or Phila, PA The Administrative Office of PA Courts seeks a Litigation Attorney. The Litigation Attorney is responsible for representing PA judicial officials in federal & state court, maintaining an individual caseload of moderate complexity from preliminary research & motions through discovery, trial & appeal. Applicants with experience in employment law & federa...
Senior Counsel, Construction University of California Office of the President UC Office of The General Counsel seeks an experienced construction attorney for the University’s $7 billion construction program at ten campuses and five medical centers. The University’s construction projects are diverse, including medical centers, research laboratories, lecture halls, student and faculty housing and ...
Deputy General Counsel - Educational Affairs, Campus Services, Public Accountability & Governance University of California Office of the President Location Oakland, CA Requisition Number 20140598 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Position Summary The Office of General Counsel supports the University's teaching, research and public service mission by timely delivery of ethical, cost efficie...
The ACE Group is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with more than 19,000 employees worldwide and offices in more than 50 countries. ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized insurance products—such as personal accident, supplem...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz has an opening for an experienced medical malpractice paralegal in its Memphis office. Educational requirements include a four year undergraduate degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. All qualified applicants should have a minimum of three to five years of litigation defense experience. Each applicant should p...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a market leading specialty firm headquartered in Washington, DC, and recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top 200 “Greatest Places to Work” and by U.S. News for ranking in 44 practice areas nationally, is currently seeking a Litigation Secretary for the Secretarial Department. This position will be located in the Palo Alto, CA office. The Litigation Secretary ...
We are a rapidly growing firm seeking an experienced professional Paralegal to add to the staff of our office in the Knoxville area. The candidate will need to have 5-10 years of experience in insurance defense, preferably worker’s compensation. Skills Needed: Excellent oral communication and writing skills are critical. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work cooperatively an...
Established Edison Law Office seeks Legal Secretary/Paralegal for employment in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Debt Litigation practice Experience in preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, work experience in bankruptcy and/or foreclosure law, and Client communications a plus but all qualified candidates will be considered. Position requires substantial client contact, communication with attorney, cred...
Company Confidential MEDIA, PA, 19063
Legal Administratrive Assistant / Paralegal Small Media, PA Elder law firm seeks Part-Time LEGAL ADMIN/PARALEGAL. Requires legal experience (elder law, guardianships and estate administration preferred) and excellent multi-tasking, communication skills, strong attention to detail, great organizational ability, and experience with billing/time management and Lackner software. Salary/wage: Commensu...
Special Counsel is seeking a litigation attorney for a one-year project in Newark, Delaware with a major corporation. This position requires 4+ years of sophisticated experience with a strong background in reviewing and drafting collections documents such as Settlement Agreements, Affidavits, Releases of Lien, etc. Must be licensed to practice law in a US Jurisdiction and be able to commit to one ...
General Counsel– Horsham, PA Symphony Health Solutions is a leading provider of high-value data, analytics, technology solutions and actionable insights for healthcare and life sciences manufacturers, payers and providers. The company helps clients drive revenue growth and commercial effectiveness, while adapting to the transformation of the healthcare ecosystem, by integrating a broad set of pat...
Downtown Los Angeles firm seeking an experienced INSURANCE DEFENSE LEGAL SECRETARY. Must have experience preparing legal documents such as discovery requests, subpoenas, motions, as well as experience scheduling hearings, mediations, and expert depositions. Experience in preparation of pre-trial documents a must. Must be highly motivated, well-organized, and be able to handle case load independent...
The Contracts Manager will be responsible for negotiating and administering contracts with government, government contractors and subcontractors. The Contracts Manager will also assist in Government Furnished Property management, proposal preparation and project management. Location: Dayton, Ohio Type: Full time with competitive benefits package Education: Bachelor’s or higher in Business Relat...
Paralegal GLOBALFOUNDRIES is hiring a paralegal professional for the legal department this person will be responsible for the day to day operation of the corporate legal function. Here are few key areas that this individual will support (a) corporate governance and related compliance, (b) the non-disclosure agreement program, (c) contract management, and (d) immigration. This position involves da...

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