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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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LegalSource is looking for top legal assistants for several contract opportunities. We have clients in the Greater Hartford area. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the following areas: Insurance Defense/Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice/Residential Real Estate/Trusts & Estates/Litigation and Finance. Our clients are top law firms with great work environments, ma...
LegalSource has a urgent need for a talented Trusts & Estates Paralegal for a contract opportunity at a well-respected firm. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience handling T&E files: gathering, identifying and preparing the valuation of assets, production of probate and accounting documents, drafting client correspondence, preparation of death tax returns, preparation...
LegalSource is looking for a talented Litigation Legal Assistant for a prominent firm in Fairfield County. The successful candidate will have 4+ years experience, strong organization & technical skills, stellar professional references and a bachelors degree is preferred. This opportunity supports Senior Partner and one associate. Our client offers a wonderful work environment, full benefits and a...
Five attorney central Pennsylvania law firm based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania seeks a full time paralegal / legal assistant to assist primarily with litigation, real estate transactions, disability claims, and estate administration. Salary based on experience. Employee can participate in the firm's retirement plan and health insurance plan....
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA, a regional New England business law firm with busy offices in Manchester, Concord and Hanover, NH and Boston, MA seeks an experienced Legal Secretary for our Manchester office. This position supports up to three busy attorneys, with both litigation and business counseling practices in the health care sector. The ideal candidate will possess strong verbal, written a...
Position Title: Technical Patent Analyst Team Director Location: Alexandria, Virginia Brief Summary: The Technical Team Director will lead, manage, and grow the Computing Team within the Patent Search Group. The Director will be responsible for all project management, personnel management, customer relationship management, as well as provide business development support for the Computing Team. The...
Busy Boca Raton Plaintiff Law Firm seeking a Legal Secretary/Paralegal. Ideal candidates must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in personal injury/ litigation experience. Being able to type at least 70 plus words per minute is a necessity. Candidates should have knowledge in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Client Profiles. Bi-lingual a plus. This outgoing, detailed oriented position req...
Overview: Primary responsibility is to use technical and regulatory knowledge to perform regulatory affairs activities supporting the following activities: product registrations, import/​export support, product development, safety and environmental regulation, manufacturing (GMP), and regulatory data collection and management.​ Responsibilities: Provides pre-market support working with development...
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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Seeking an experiencedSenior Regulatory Affairs Specialistto join our team in Corvallis, Oregon.This position will report directly to the VP of Regulatory Affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing regulatory strategies for the company and other acquired products in accordance with domestic and international regulations and guidance....
Overview: Practical Law, a Thomson Reuters company, is a leading online provider of legal know-how. We help business lawyers practice more efficiently and deliver greater value to clients. We deliver our content to companies, law firms, and law schools. Our subscribers include most major international law firms and corporations, including over 90% of the top 200 law firms in the UK, over 70% of th...
Legal Assistant Bilingual preferred for busy criminal defense law firm. Applicants must have a minimum of two years criminal defense experience. Experience with law specific software such as Amicus and Pclaw a plus. Must be self starter and highly motivated. Salary based on experience. Please email to ***** or fax resumes to 813-877-6590....
Small AV rated law firm in Newport Beach is looking for a candidate who has a demonstrated accounting/bookkeeping background and is highly proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. Prior QuickBooks and office administration experience a must, preferably in a small-to-medium law firm. TimeSlips experience highly desirable. Tasks include recording deposits and expenses in QuickBooks and TimeSli...
Amazing opportunity to go in house in Bermuda. Our client is looking for an experienced healthcare liability claims professional to be the Assistant Vice President of Claims. This is a position for someone who can work independently handling all aspects of a large, complex, high exposure HPL claims based in the United States, including fully analyzing coverage and valuing the underlying claim. Ide...
The Boon Group, Inc. Compliance Specialist Job Summary The Compliance Specialist is responsible for researching, analyzing and communicating federal laws pertaining to healthcare, as well as state insurance legislation to ensure compliance and to educate Sales, Implementation and Client Services concerning those requirements. In addition, this position completes Medicare Secondary Payer responses,...
Large West Palm Beach firm, seeks a strong Litigation Paralegal to join their busy groupr The ideal candidate will have heavy litigation experience and be able to manage a litigation file from inception to completion. Must be sharp, detail oriented, and able to handle very heavy case load The litigation paralegal will have strong experience in e-discovery Strong document management experience....
This position is an immediate opportunity with a well-respected software company that primarily involves regulatory compliance research at the city, county, state and federal levels concerning the billing of utilities (such as gas, electricity, and water) and other services (such as sewer and trash) in all 50 states and Canada. The position will focus primarily on contract preparation and research...
International entertainment organization is looking for a legal assistant for its Miami office. Specifically, the organization seeks someone who is excellent with contracts and transactional work. No litigation experience work is necessary. Must be an expert using Microsoft Word as the position requires a lot of redlining documents, drafting tables of contents and doc sharing. Must be able to hand...
Personal Injury firm seeking experienced paralegal/legal assistant. Candidates must be hardworking, reliable, have good communication and computer skills, be able to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment. Duties will include interacting with clients, medical providers, and insurance companies; organizing and managing case files. Candidate must have at least 2 years of personal injury exp...
ManpowerGroup is currently seeking an experienced Legal Secretary (3-5 yrs) to help support our client's team. The pay rate is $17/hr. Description: Ideal candidate provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies and monitoring administrative projects. Responsible for performing secretarial and administrative duties including scheduling appointments, provid...
Jager Smith P.C., a law firm located in the Boston Financial District, is looking for a full time legal assistant to work in the Business Law group to assist in family business, estate, and tax planning. This is an excellent opportunity for an evening law student to gain experience in the field of business law or a recent law school graduate who is willing to gain practical legal experience. Appli...

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