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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 OVERVIEW: Vital, a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web at anytim...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the ...
Be part of a four member team (with two attorneys and a legal assistant) that supports the 4,000-plus faculty at the seven Minnesota State Universities in the negotiation and enforcement of their public employee union contract. The Contracts and Enforcement Team is part of the ten-person state office of the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) located in St. Paul, MN, and headed by an elected union Pr...
Summary: Interpret contracts and enter terms including CAP information into Contracts database. Validate contract provisions received from KCI USA Finance against established guidelines. Performs customer audits to ensure database is in accordance with contract terms and conditions. Provides reports when necessary to management. Requirements: Three years of experience in contract administration...
We are looking for an entry-level full time Secretary/Assistant who is professional, well-organized, and self-motivated to work in our growing personal injury law office. Applicants MUST have litigation experience and be familiar with the court system including but not limited to: electronic filing and service, procedural court rules, drafting pleadings, scheduling hearings and depositions. You m...
Our client, a healthcare company, is seeking an attorney with ERISA healthcare litigation experience on a long term contract basis. This position will be located in Blue Bell, PA and will assist on our client's Consumer Litigation Team. This person needs experience managing consumer health benefits cases and some supervisory experience. Meaningful ERISA experience and bona fide litigation experien...
Attorney Law Offices of Eric A. Shore – Philadelphia, PA The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, a well recognized disability boutique firm, is expanding into other areas of law and is seeking associates with entrepreneurial spirit to establish and manage new departments including long term disability, workers compensation (must be barred in New Jersey), bankruptcy/Fair Debt Collections, consumer righ...
Law School and Graduate School Sponsored Fellowships Law and Policy Fellowship Program Deadline: Open until Filled The ACLU-NC invites fellowship applications from third-year law students and recent graduates who are seeking or have secured funding from their schools to work with the Legal-Policy Department. Students willing to work with intensity and focus will find a fellowship at the ACLU-NC...
Law Firm Opportunity for a legal secretary/assistant with complex commercial/business litigation experience to work for two partners and an associate (along with a part time ‘of counsel’ attorney). Types of cases can include contract disputes, business torts, unfair trade practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, construction disputes, environmental claims, civil RICO, and product liability and toxic...
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Legal Assistant - Paralegal (3+ years’ experience) Part-time Reputable Skokie, IL attorney specializing in employment law is seeking an experienced and organized professional to support/work directly with attorney. Matters include heavy concentrations in employment law, counseling and advice to clients on a vast range of employment-related matters including discrimination; sexual harassment; rac...
SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for supporting the firm's team of litigation attorneys by performing the following duties. Excellent opportunity to work in a unique law firm environment where dedication is recognized and new ideas are welcomed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Core duties and responsibilities, among others, include the following: · Prepare and process cor...
Criminal Appellate Lawyer Prestigious Buffalo, NY Law Firm seeks experienced Attorney for its Appellate Practice Area. Responsibilities include: research, writing & preparing appeals in various multi-jurisdictional cases; presenting and arguing appeals in various court jurisdictions. Must have experience with Federal appeal preparation and arguments. Must be licensed to practice in NY. Ideal ca...
Our client, a law firm located near Downtown Denver, needs to hire an experienced Legal Secretary to support a partner and two associates. The ideal candidate for this desk will have experience as a legal secretary or legal assistant in a law firm, strong Microsoft Word skills, and expertise in managing lawyers’ schedules and calendars. Salary will be commensurate with experience, up to the stated...
Job ID: 3830 Position Description: Are you looking to join a world class organization committed to excellence? Do you want to grow your career? Are you searching for challenging opportunities? Then we want to hear from you! Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a worldwide specialist leader in sensing, control and motion products. Through its brands, CST offers customizable, reliable and effic...
Our client, a Greenwood Village law firm, is looking for a Legal Assistant with at least 2-3 years of experience in the patent field to add to their team. The right candidate will have experience docketing U.S. patents and assisting in the patent process from start to finish. Experience docketing and working with foreign patents is a plus but is not required. As a legal assistant you will assist w...
R&W Group has a great opportunity with one of our favorite clients! Have you ever wanted to work at one of the top law firms in DC? Do you have at least one year of foreign and US docketing and re-docketing experience? Then we have the position for you! We are seeking one entry level IP Docketing Analyst with patent and trademark prosecution experience for a top law firm in its DC office. Duties i...
Company Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their lives...
Responsibilities: High-level Sr. Paralegal needed for large international consumer packaged goods manufacturer (CPG) Will handle, from beginning to end, various contracts and licenses for CMO's, Distributors, Independent Consultants, etc. including exposure to international agreements Understand, interpret and independently detect and resolve issues Exercise critical thinking skills and be abl...
Greenbelt, MD law firm seeks experienced legal administrative assistant for busy trial lawyers. Applicant must have litigation experience, excellent technical ability, dictation experience and good people skills. Applicant must also possess a positive, friendly attitude, as well as the ability to work independently, multi-task, and operate well in a fast-paced environment. We offer a friendly, bus...

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