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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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City Seeks Candidates for Special Magistrate The Marco Island City Council is accepting applications from candidates for appointment as a Special Magistrate to conduct code enforcement hearings and render legal findings of fact. Information regarding qualifications and how to apply is available on the city's website, www.cityofmarcoisland.com Posting provided by:...
Description SUMMARY: Reviews, obtains necessary information and, as appropriate, prepares contract packages for review and approval. Follows all regulatory requirements and Tenet Policies and Procedures regarding contractual agreements. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are r...
Req# 160800BR Position Title Counsel - Securities & Governance Position Summary Provides legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management, which have or may have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations. Leverages knowledge of legal specialty in providing counsel and builds knowledge of the business through various functional assignments. Receives spe...
Position ID:33591 Position Title:Paralegal Min Education Desired:Associate Degree Travel Percentage:10-25% Relocation:No Job Summary:We are currently looking for a Paralegal for our Concord office. The Paralegal would be gathering, analyzing and organizing information, legal pleadings, and discovery and construction documents pertaining to litigation files for Trial Attorneys. Prepares draft...
Our client, a downtown Houston law firm, is seeking a Litigation Legal Secretary/Paralegal with 5-10 years’ experience. This candidate must have strong communication skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically proficient in PowerPoint, electronic filing for both Federal and State courts, and must type at least 50 wpm or more. Some of the responsibilities include any and all admin...
National insurance defense law firm, located in the Financial District, is seeking experienced litigation and coverage secretaries for the New York office. Candidates should be very strong in use of proper grammar and spelling, as well as have advanced skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. In addition, we are seeking candidates familiar with client guideline reporting and budgeting. Other...
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is seeking Temporary Paralegals for its Philadelphia headquarters. The right candidates must have a minimum of 3-5 years of litigation experience with an emphasis on foreclosure-related matters. Must have strong writing skills and the ability to work independently. Excellent organizat...
Fast paced Workers’ Compensation Defense Firm seeks experienced Workers’ Compensation Defense Secretary. Must possess excellent spelling, grammar, calendaring, communication and organization skills. Duties include typing, calendaring, phones, mail, diary system, EAMS Filing required, General Work Comp Legal Secretary skills, and working with attorney/caseload. Experienced Workers’ Compensation Def...
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Morris County law firm seeks full-time legal secretary -- defense litigation experience preferred but not required. Position requires knowledge of all aspects of litigation, including preparation of correspondence, pleadings, discovery requests and diary work. Must also be able to work in a fast-paced environment and communicate effectively with courts, counsel and clients. Health and 401k benefi...
Growing Law Firm in Cleveland is in need of a Intellectual Property Paralegal- Focus on areas of trademark prosecution, information disclosures for patents, copyrights, sweepstakes rules, Draft trademark applications and other filings, completed electronic filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Work directly with client and counsel as well as internal clients - attorneys. Draft due dat...
Our client, a National law firm experiencing growth, is looking for a Litigation Legal Secretary to join their downtown Dallas office. Legal Secretary needs to have a minimum of 3+ years of prior litigation experience, preferably in Labor & Employment. Legal Secretary should possess strong computers skills, a great attitude and be a team player. Firm offers competitive benefits and salary D.O.E. T...
Position ID:32640 Position Title:Workers' Comp/Liability Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary: Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the b...
Associate Corporate Counsel Location: Redwood City, CA Job Type: Contract-to-Hire; Contract; Direct-Hire Our client is a globally recognized investment management firm. Their legal team is seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel to work on various contracts; negotiating, drafting and advising on all technology agreements as well as diverse agreements. Interacting and working closely with executi...
Civil Collections Attorney Bad Boys Bail Bonds, Inc. is one of the fastest and largest growing bail bonds company in San Jose, California. The company has been in business for over sixteen years with multiple offices in California and has experienced substantial growth. As the second largest bail bonds company in California, we are currently seeking an In House Civil Collections Attorney for our...
Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results,...
Summary: Manage loan portfolio through the bankruptcy process to ensure department timelines are met. Solve financial and non-financial customer inquiries in an incoming call center environment. Direct and monitor the work performed by Outside Counsel, in compliance with Department timeline requirements. Duties: 1. Manage Bankruptcy portfolio on an independent basis. 2. Handle customer calls ef...
Midtown civil trial law firm is hiring a litigation legal secretary with 7-10 years of litigation experience to work for one partner and one associate. This position will involve a busy docket that involves complex commercial litigation, products liability work, and catastrophic personal injury cases. The position requires a background in managing and maintaining litigation calendars, using discov...
The Legal Proofreader is a member of the Williams Lea team delivering exceptional customer service to one of our legal clients. Responsibilities include grammar and verbiage corrections. This role is based at our offices in Wheeling, WV. Job Responsibilities: Identify and correct spelling, grammar, and verbiage errors in complex legal documents. Detect formatting and compositional errors in doc...

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