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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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Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Business litigation firm seeks secretary with at least two years' law firm experience. Requirements include experience with WordPerfect and Word in a Microsoft network environment and a desire to work in a fast-paced small firm with varied responsibilities. Ideal candidate will have a stable work record, good grammar and punctuation skills, demonstrated success in case management, typing, and cale...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75219
Business litigation firm seeks experienced trial attorney with first chair trial, deposition, and appellate experience. Some existing hourly clientele a plus. Compensation negotiable. Firm offers first rate office facility, a tenured, experienced support staff, and good work environment. Send cover letter and resume in confidence to *****...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19103
ATTORNEY Job Description: AV-rated Philadelphia Area civil defense firm seeks attorney with 6 – 10 years experience in civil litigation and/or Workers' Compensation attorney admitted in PA & NJ. Competitive compensation and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Kindly provide a cover letter with resume, writing sample and salary history. Job Criteria: Start Date: Immediately Position Type: Ful...
This position resides within our litigation unit. We are looking for a talented individual to join an attorney group specializing in auto defense for CURE. Responsibilities include: Preparing and responding to pleadings and discovery in UM UIM defense matters. Preparing 3 panel arbitration submissions and attending binding arbitrations. Attend motion hearings, non-binding arbitration hearings ...
JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of legal related tasks under the direct supervision of a trial attorney. Assists in the preparation and trial of lawsuits, scheduling and coordinating pre-trial proceedings, participating in discovery activities, drafting motions, pleadings and subpoenas, obtaining witnesses and associated administrative duties. May also perform clerical duties. Activities may be di...
We are seeking a litigation legal assistant with three or more years experience to join our Virginia Beach law firm. The legal assistant will be responsible for handling all phases of litigation, including drafting and filing pleadings, scheduling hearings, depositions and trials. Experience in trust and estate litigation is preferred but not required. Candidates must be highly organized, have exc...
LEGAL ASSISTANT/SECRETARY Litigation Our firm is seeking a candidate with 5-10 yrs. of experience to support two attorneys in our national defense practice. Candidate must have the ability to work under tight deadlines and manage a high volume workload with multiple priorities. This position requires someone with excellent communication, organizational, grammar, computer and transcription skills...
Job Description: Prestigious Regional Law Firm located in Charleston, SC is currently seeking an experience Workers? Compensation Paralegal. Responsibilities: ? Responsible for all litigation work and Worker's Compensation cases in the office. ? Perform initial client interviews and schedule new and existing client appointments for various case types. ? Prepare and file all the civil lawsuits...
Midtown, Downtown law firms need temp Legal Secretaries. Should have strong legal background 5-10 years experience. Strong computer skills needed as well, Word 2010. Immediate Consideration, please send resumes to ***** **An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer**...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77060
Successful North Houston Personal Injury Law Firm has an immediate opening for a full time Bilingual (English/Spanish) case manager/legal assistant. We are looking for a motivated, team player individual who can multitask. Job responsibilities will consist of handling a medium to large case load of pre-litigation cases....
JOB SUMMARY: Provides legal representation for clients in matters of low risk. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in limited jurisdiction courts and agencies. Communicates with Claims and clients. Provides related legal advice and services. RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Managing Attorney JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Generally works on legal matters that are basic and of low r...
Company: Yoh Regulatory Affairs Specialist needed for a one (1) year contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Creve Couer, MO. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Work with state and federal regulatory affairs managers to execute state submissions that ensure timely approval of product registration. - Ensure that state data is collected and uploaded into existing system...
Company Confidential Anchorage, AK, 99515
GENERAL COUNSEL Ahtna, Inc. - Anchorage, AK - 9/19/2014 The responsibility of the General Counsel will be leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, and securing and leading the work of outside counsel. The General Counsel will provide legal opinions and be the corporations' subject matter expert on ANCSA, corporate governance, land and resource management, subsistence, governme...
Belmont Village, L.P. Vice President, Regulatory Compliance Belmont Village, a nationwide group of premier Senior Living communities, seeks an individual with exceptional strategic, operational and interpersonal capabilities for the position of Vice President, Regulatory Compliance. You will plan and direct programs, policies and practices to ensure that all business units’ activities are in com...
As a member of the Insurance Services Team, and part of the Risk Services division of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Senior Risk & Insurance Specialist is responsible for the daily administration of various commercial lines of property and casualty insurance and/or self-insurance programs for Sutter Health and Affiliates. The Senior Risk & Insurance Specialist position is assigned pr...
A corporation is seeking a Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 2 years of contracts experience. Bachelor’s degree and paralegal certificate are required. This position will be responsible for reviewing contracts and RFP/RFI, reviewing customer purchase orders, drafting contract changes and amendments, tracking contract status, assisting in implementing new processes, administering the contr...
Busy Norwalk solo practitioner seeks experienced real estate paralegal. Up to $25.00/hr depending on experience and skill level. Flexible work hours to accommodate commuter (avoid the rush hour) possible. Must be able to help in other areas areas of law (will train). Looking for neat and detail oriented individual with good communication and social skills, and good work ethic. Benefits after six m...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
The State Bar of California Office of the Chief Trial Counsel Assistant Chief Trial Counsel Salary Range $112,666 - $165,723 DOE The State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court charged with protecting the public and seeking to improve the justice system for over 85 years. The State Bar of California has an immediate Executive staff opening in its Office of...
A corporation is seeking a Corporate Paralegal. Candidates should have at least 3 years of corporate experience. This position will be assisting with corporate records and books, annual corporate filings, resolutions, legal filings, and other general transactional work. Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a dynamic corporation. Gibson Arnold & Associates is a national legal staf...

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