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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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LEGAL SECRETARY: Small law firm seeks legal secretary with personal injury experience. Mail resumes to: Campbell & Shelton, 8274 North Main Street, Eden, NY 14057 or Fax #(716)992-9350....
We are seeking an experienced legal secretary with 3-15 years of insurance defense experience. Requirements for applicants: -excellent customer service, organizational, prioritization skills, -work well in a team environment. -detail-oriented, highly organized, able to work well under pressure, -demonstrate initiative and excellent communication skills. Accountability, dependability, punctua...
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Our client is a leading global player in the medical device space. They've been nationally recognized as one of the most highly-respected and admired companies in the country. Their success has opened up a highly-visible opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. You’ll be responsible for their global regulatory strategy. Your department will manage the final review of FDA submissions as well ...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Professional/Technical Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Periodic Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an e...
JOB SUMMARY: The Legal Secretary will utilize legal knowledge and administrative skills to assist attorneys with handling legal matters and will provide day-to-day services to maintain the overall functionality of the office. Candidates must have three to five solid years of experience and a stable work history. Candidates must also have knowledge of complex business litigation and be able to sup...
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 18 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei and Washington, D.C. Our firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the pu...
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 14-07 PARALEGAL The Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal, to be stationed in the Des Moines office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act...
Job Description: A prestigious, downtown law firm has an immediate need for a runner with receptionist experience to run errands for the firm, and fill in as the receptionist as needed. This position will be Mon - Fri, 8 - 5, parking provided. Candidates must have 1 -3 years of receptionist experience, have reliable transportation, valid drivers license, good driving record. This would be a great...
Job Description: If you are a confident, trained paralegal with 5+ years experience in domestic or family law, this may be the career opportunity that you've been waiting for! A local, prestigious, well known firm is seeking a experienced paralegal or law school graduate that can hit the ground running. Monday - Friday, 8-5. Salary DOE. Apply today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer...
Eisai Inc. was established in 1995 and began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997. Since then we have rapidly grown to become a fully integrated pharmaceutical business. Eisai’s areas of commercial focus include neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. The company serves as the U.S. pharmaceutical operation of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human hea...
Under the direction of the Documentation and Data Quality Compliance Manager, the Data & Coding Compliance Consultant will be responsible for analysis, measurement, and impact of data gathered and reported for the purpose regulatory reporting, reimbursement, quality reporting, and operational process improvement. This will include ongoing development of training and educational programs and other ...
The Law Office of Wm. Todd Berry is seeking an Associate Attorney with 2+ years litigation experience for our office in Fresno, California. Successful candidate will be in charge of 500+ files from inception to trial....
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP, a national law firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to our clients, is seeking a junior litigation associate for its growing Professional Liability and Commercial Litigation practice for its San Francisco office. Candidates must have superior academic credentials from a top tier law school, strong written and verbal communication skills, and e...
SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding technology challenges by delivering high performance computing, server, storage, data center and cloud computing solutions and professional services. Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) has an immediate need for a Paralegal to support the legal needs of a worldwide legal department and provide assistance on a wide variety of pr...
Regulatory Document Control Specialist is needed to work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical products & materials. Must have experience with medical Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and knowledge of regulatory convenience kit guidelines applicable for medical devices. Responsibilities for the Regulatory Affairs Work with suppliers analyzing and confirming data on medical...
Summary Our client is a leading investment management firm with a strong local presence. The Trade Compliance Associate will be responsible for monitoring in-house trading activities. Client Details Our Client: Our client is a leading investment management firm with a strong local presence. Description Responsibilities: Amending, updating, and evidencing daily, weekly, and monthly trading a...
California Water Service Company (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third largest in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Areas top workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in prov...
Position is responsible for the administrative/executive support of one attorney and one paralegal in NY, and some assistance to an attorney located in Des Moines. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining the print and electronic law files (including filing, purging, and retrieving files), processing outside counsel bills, maintaining calendars, scheduling meetings, maki...
Busy statewide law firm currently seeking a Trial Attorney for the Walnut Creek office. Position Purpose: Responsible for trying unlawful detainer cases in CA state courts on behalf of property owners and managers, negotiating settlements, drafting pre-trial motions, pleadings and discovery. Required Background: • J.D., Active CA Bar License. General overview of landlord-tenant principles and ...
Job Requisition Number: 20140930A Job Title: Sr.Contracts Administrator SalaryRange: Negotiable Location: San Diego, CA; INDUS Corporate Office Relocation Assistance: No Employment Type: Full-Time/Salary/Immediate Hire Security Clearance: Meet DoD eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Posted Date: 30 September 2014 Closing Date: When Filled ...

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