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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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Special counsel has long-term contracts paralegal positions available with medical device and life sciences companies in the East Brunswick and Piscataway areas. Interested candidates must be available to begin working immediately and have at least 2-3+ years of relevant experience as a contracts paralegal. Temporary Contracts Paralegal Responsibilities: • Responsible for management of company con...
Now open – a Legal Administrative Assistant job in Tampa, Florida, through Special Counsel! Do you have five plus years’ experience working in litigation for a large law firm? Our client is a respected Tampa law firm seeking to add an experienced team member to their healthcare practice group. This is a permanent position and benefits are offered. Legal Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilitie...
Hiring today for an In-House Litigation Paralegal job in Jacksonville, Florida, through Special Counsel! Do you have three plus years’ experience working in litigation? Our corporate client is a world leader in transportation and is looking for an experienced and polished professional to join their labor and employment legal team! This is a full time role and benefits are offered. This organizatio...
Company Confidential Newark, NJ, 07102
Newark Law firm seeks experienced billing assistant for billing entries and e-billing. MS Word and Microsoft Excel required; TABS, Tymetrix, Counselink and Datacert experience a plus. Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) (M/F/D/V/) No telephone calls, please. We apologize, but due to the volume of resumes received, we will contact you only if yo...
Our client, a north Dallas law firm, is seeking a Real Estate Legal Assistant with 3 to 5 years prior experience to join their team. Legal Assistant will be supporting three attorneys in the Commercial Real Estate Department, and we need someone who can hit the ground running. Legal Assistant duties will include, but not be limited to: drafting and revising contracts, agreements, loan documents, e...
Company Confidential Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
Boutique commercial law firm located in Woodland Hills seeks a legal secretary to assist two commercial and real estate litigators. Applicant must have experience with state and federal court filings, drafting discovery and discovery responses. Candidate will also assist in drafting estate documents. Notary qualification not required but is a plus. Please provide salary requirements with resume....
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C., a major downtown St. Louis law firm, has an opening for a litigation paralegal.This position requires an undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.A minimum of five years of experience as a litigation paralegal in a law firm environment are required.In addition, knowledge of litigation technology programs and e-discovery processes are required, as well as experien...
We are a small, but busy commercial practice looking for a legal assistant that is motivated to manage the practice with the attorney. Candidate must be experienced in business litigation, construction lien law, banking and real estate. Organization skills, along with trial experience are a must. We are looking for someone who is energetic and outgoing and works well with clients....
Company Confidential Davenport, IA, 52801
Quad Cities law firm seeking full time legal assistant with experience in real estate and transactional matters. Salary negotiable with great benefits. Send resume for consideration. Typical Tasks Include: * Assisting attorney in preparing closing documents, mortgage loan documents, HUD forms, deeds, affidavits, and clearing title issues * Coordination of closings with clients, realtors, lenders a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Contracts Manager Carson, CA; El Segundo, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Contracts Manager Carson, CA; El Segundo, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details Our client is an international developer and provider of biotechnology products to the research and development industry. They are see...
Company: Siemens Government Technologies Division: SGT - Siemens Government Technologies Location: VA - Reston Req ID: 135579 Position Title: Senior Contracts Administrator - ESPCs, PPAs, UESCs Experience Level: Senior Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Si...
LEGAL ASSISTANT – Full-time. Experience with estates, trusts and elder law a plus. Professional demeanor when interacting with others. Phone skills. Occasional driving. WORD, EXCEL, QUICKBOOKS, DRAGON experience helpful. Send all resumes in PDF to *****....
Goldberg Segalla, a dynamic and rapidly growing law firm with a national and international practice, seeks a Legal Assistant in its Buffalo office. Job Description: · Types general correspondence, memoranda and complex legal documents according to the requirements set by each practice group. · Transcribes dictation tapes. · Proofreads documents and checks for appropriate formatting, spelling and g...
Job Description Lockheed Martin is looking for a Litigation Support Analyst with experience supporting attorneys and investigators with extensive experience utilizing current litigation support techniques, software, and equipment to provide complex legal support and technical assistance on such electronic systems as Relativity, Concordance, and CaseMap. Responsibilities include, but are not limite...
Looking for a full time legal secretary to work in the personal injury field. Experience is not a requirement, but encouraged. Located at Easton Town Center. Hours 8:00AM to 5:00PM Please E-Mail resumes to *****....
Personal Injury Litigation Firm Legal Assistant – Near North Suburbs Personal Injury litigation law firm seeking a legal assistant with litigation experience. The right candidate will have the drive and initiative to manage a small law firm office; impeccable organizational skills of an executive assistant and knowledge of Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division practices. Mac skills a plus. Dut...
A Contracts Attorney position in New York, NY is currently being staffed through Special Counsel. This is a long-term temporary role for a senior level professional. You’ll have the opportunity to work in-house at a high-profile company. The environment is fast-paced and demanding and the attorney in this role must be able to work without supervision. Contracts Attorney responsibilities include bu...
We are looking for an experienced family law paralegal to join our busy firm! Responsibilities include file organization and management; written correspondence; communication with opposing attorneys, opposing parties, and outside service professionals; reviewing, organizing, and answering discovery; monitoring and meeting deadlines; billing and collecting payments from clients, and general office...
• Provide administrative support to attorneys and scientific advisors, including general clerical support, answer direct attorney phone lines and act as liaison between clients and attorneys; • Comprehensive understanding of USPTO forms and filing requirements for both U.S. and Foreign matters; • Proficient in all aspects of patent prosecution • Extensive client management, including preparing sta...
Dewberry is seeking a Legal Assistant/Junior Paralegal to join our Fairfax, VA office to perform a variety of in-house corporate legal responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join and support the Corporate Legal Group. Duties will include working with the Corporate Legal Group and will encompass many aspec...
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