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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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Job Title: Compliance Specialist Department: Mortgage Operations Reports To: Chief Compliance Officer Status: Exempt The Compliance Specialist is responsible for assisting the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure compliance with existing, new and revised laws and regulations and tracking, monitoring, analyzing, and assisting with implementing regulatory changes that impact mortgage operations. ...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75226
Our firm is a successful and thriving law firm, representing individuals and companies throughout America. We take pride in our trial record and multi-million dollar recoveries. More importantly, we understand the importance of meeting and exceeding our clients' and community's expectations by providing superior, high quality legal representation. Our clients deserve the best! Join our growing fi...
Due to our continuing growth (better than 50% a year over the past four years) and Worlds leading designer, developer and manufacturer of LED Lighting Fixtures, we seek a Corporate Attorney to join our corporate administrative team and become a key participant in bringing our world class products to the next level. Dialight seeks a Corporate Attorney with experience in regulatory and legal compli...
Company Confidential Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Legal Administrative Assistant - Fast-Paced Corporate Legal Team Job Label:JMG_LA This is an excellent opportunity to advance your skills in a dynamic role within an established company. You will work directly with the attorney where your excellent communication skills and organizational ability will quickly ensure that you make an impact on efficiency. As a Legal Assistant/paralegal with our la...
Overall Purpose: This Corporate Manager Income Tax Compliance will support the Lead Tax Accountant. The analysis and interpretation of existing and upcoming tax legislation (federal, state, local and foreign) to identify opportunities to minimize the organizations legal tax liabilities. Responsible for developing and implementing tax systems, policies, methods and procedures to compile informati...
We are Farmers Since our start in 1928, Farmers has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of our customers with an unwavering commitment to upholding the ideals with which we began by providing industry-leading products and services to the customers we're privileged to serve. Today, Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's third-largest insurer of both private Personal Lines ...
Established law firm is looking for a temp to work for a short term assignment. Please send your resume if you can start temping right away and have Insurance Defense Litigation experience. You will be typing pleadings, motions, depositions, memos and correspondence. The temp rate is 17-18 per hour. Please send resumes now to *****...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
AV Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri area is seeking an Attorney with experience and expertise in Collection Litigation. Position requires 2-5 years minimum experience in collection and commercial litigation in order to be considered....
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. The Senior Recovery/Resolution Analyst will work with a team on researching issues to determ...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Growth mandates the need for an additional member of Senior Counsel for our national health care company. This role will be located in our Nashville, Tennessee center of operations. ...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49685
Legal Assistant with Established Traverse City Law Firm. Competitive compensation/benefits consistent with abilities & experience. Mail resume to Legal Assistant PO Box 911, Traverse City, MI 49685 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
About Us The Gottlieb Organization, LLC works with our clients - whether wealthy families, privately owned companies or large publicly traded companies - to develop sophisticated solutions to complex financial problems. We develop and own an array of companies and proprietary financial strategies that allow us to deliver extraordinary solutions through creative and client-driven objectives. We ha...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) is a leading provider ofin vitrodiagnostic products and services, offering accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases. The company has approximately 3,800 employees around the world serving the global clinical laboratory and transfusion medicine community, and is committed to providing customer...
The Dallas office of Beacon Hill Legal is actively recruiting licensed attorneys for full or part-time work-from-home contract assignments. We are seeking licensed attorneys with the following backgrounds: Securities and Capital Markets. *Specifically seeking candidates with a high-level of experience in and knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 ...
Our client, a regional law firm with offices in Denver, is seeking to hire a paralegal with experience in the Special Districts area. This paralegal will support the firm’s attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, in a fast-paced practice environment, in all phases of special district organization and operations. Responsibilities will include: preparing and monitoring schedules of organ...
2 or more years experience as a paralegal/legal assistant. Assists attorneys in the practice of law, performing those legal and quasi-legal tasks which can be delegated to a staff employee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to indexing, organizing, and analyzing legal and other documents. Issuing subpoenas. Coordinating and participating in document production. Assisting with trial prep...
Boutique downtown law firm specializing in employment and business law seeks hard working and reliable part time paralegal to work approximately 3 days per week. Duties include maintaining professional office setting, handling client intake and prospective client leads, drafting correspondence, performing legal research, as well as assisting with the preparation of various pleadings, written disco...
A Sioux City Law Firm is looking to add a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant to its staff. This position will provide a full range of secretarial support to attorneys including: Assist litigation attorneys in the daily activities and functions of client and case management. Open and set up new files. Organize and maintain case files, research files, and miscellaneous files to enable retrieval of ...

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