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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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Regulatory Specialist needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Regulatory Intelligence and Policy What You'll Be Doing: - Develop effective and systematic approaches to regulatory intelligence information and report activities, including the monitoring of industry sources of information, intelligence and...
Dynamic fast growing Personal Injury law firm is seeking Law Lawyers with the following abilities: · Draft pleadings · Draft and answer discovery · Research · MSJ responses and preparing MSJ · Drafting motion in limine, and pretrial motions · Deposition preparation of clients · Briefing · Evidence organization · Compelling discovery answers · Generally assisting in pretrial matters $75 k/year plus...
Essential Job Functions · Assist with scheduling of inspections, mediations, and depositions · Maintain damage, trial and mediation/arbitration notebooks in accordance with attorney requests. · Maintain database information related to case management · Order and maintain records related to each case · Prepare initial discovery responses · Prepare documents for production · Prepare attorney for tri...
We are looking for an experienced corporate paralegal (ideally with experience in CLO closings), whose duties will include: • Drafting and reviewing certificates, resolutions, notices, signature pages, and similar documentation in connection with transaction closings and post-closing maintenance • Maintaining transaction documentation libraries • Creating and maintaining spreadsheets for the aggre...
Leibovic Law Group, LLP is looking for a highly motivated Staff Attorney with extensive SSI/SSDI experience, in our main office in Sherman Oaks, CA. About our Company Leibovic Law Group, LLP is a sister company to Health Advocates. Health Advocates is a Healthcare Revenue Cycle company headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California. Our emphasis is in assisting hospitals to minimize their uncompensated...
Why Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys? The Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is a leading Personal Injury Law Firm providing legal help nationwide. We offer great career path opportunities, with all the support and stability of a thriving organization. With more than 160 employees in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nation, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the most successful and...
Maine’s top trial law firm seeks an attorney to fill an integral role in a busy practice handling complex, high-profile cases. Candidates should have exceptional educational credentials from a top-tier law school, or top-of-the-class standing in another academic environment. The ideal candidate is a results-oriented lawyer looking to build a life and career in Maine. This attorney will work closel...
Company Confidential Garden City, NY
A mid-size general practice law firm with offices located in New York. We look to hire qualified people with enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and a desire to be part of a team. Our ideal candidates seek out new challenges and strive to improve current skills while learning new ones. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, including 401(k), insurance coverage, paid time off and flex...
Why Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys? The Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is a leading Personal Injury Law Firm providing legal help nationwide. We offer great career path opportunities, with all the support and stability of a thriving organization. With more than 160 employees in 5 locations serving clients throughout the nation, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the most successful and...
Currently seeking a highly aggressive Managing Trial Attorney With more than 160 employees in several locations serving clients throughout the nation and growing, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is one of the most successful and most respected law firms. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys offers competitive salaries with great long term career paths. If you are an aggressive Trial Attorney with hea...
EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL ATTORNEY Large National Law Firm based out of Texas looking for results-driven Trial Attorneys for the Corpus Christi, TX location. This position offers $150K to $350K fee based compensation. If you are looking for outstanding income opportunities with a great benefit package (99% of medical insurance paid by employer), paid time off, medical, dental, vision insur...
Cornerstone Staffing has an IMMEDIATE need for a Legal Specialist for a major company in the Downtown Dallas area! CornerStone Staffing has been servicing the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex since 1991. Our collective team of more than 30 professionals has amassed more than 300 years of experience in the staffing industry. If you are a job seeker looking for short-term supplemental income or a full-ti...
We are seeking a Paralegal with a minimum of 5 years of experience in personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, mass tort/pharmaceutical and premise liability to provide litigation support. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Draft case-related correspondence, pleadings, motions and orders Prepare Subpoenas Draft, propound and answer discovery Organize and ana...
Downtown law firm seeks reliable, self-motivated individual to join our TEAM. Work primarily on Gov't acct. collections. PT/FT. $11-13/HR + comm. based on edu/exp in Collections, Civil, Bankruptcy and/or Tax Law. Bi-lingual in Spanish desired. Send resume to: ***** or fax: 621-1115. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Job ID: 00170564 Location: FL - Tampa Education Required: Bachelors Degree Experience Required: 5 Years Position Description: WE ARE FARMERS. Contract Associate Trial Attorney Tampa, Florida Litigation. Challenge. Technology. You'll find it all at Farmers Insurance. With global resources, a trial rich environment and industry-leading case management technology, we offer talented trial attorneys a...
Experienced WCAB Secretary wanted for small firm doing Applicant work. Substantial experience as Secretary doing Applicant WCAB work required. Must be extremely organized and have existing knowledge of the required skills. Bilingual English and Spanish required. If you have references please provide. Advise if you have Skype for initial interview...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Insurance defense firm in Downtown Pittsburgh seeks an experienced Legal Nurse Consultant. At least 3 years of defense experience is preferred. Candidates must be very organized and detail oriented as this is a high volume practice. Excellent communication skills are a must as there is a great deal of client contact involved. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, v...
Busy five-attorney northern Essex County general practice law firm seeks an experienced full time on-site associate. The ideal candidate will have three to five years experience in family law and probate matters, and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively. The firm maintains a busy and professional office that practices both in MA and NH. Email letter and resume to michael@hdgpc....
Our client a mid sized law firm is seeking a Corporate Transactional Attorney with 2-5 years experience to assist their mid market Mergers and Acquisitions group on a 6 month engagement. Candidate must be NY barred. Please forward your confidential resume to ***** or ***** for immediate consideration. Salary commensurate with experience. DayBreak...
Downtown Kansas City, MO medium size law firm looking for an EXPERIENCED paralegal with corporate and litigation background. Must be able to set up corporations, partnerships; file annual reports; maintain company minute books. Commercial litigation experience preferred. Candidate must be detailed oriented, organized, have good written and oral communication skills. Firm offers excellent benefits...
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