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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 Description This position is in support of the United States Attorneys Office in El Paso, TX. The estimated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2015 with the possibility of FOUR (4) one year extensions. The Employee will perform the following tasks, but not limited to: *Examines, prepares and processes a variety of technical legal documents which are characteristically voluminous and...
*Looking for a paralegal with 2-4 years of experience in litigation. *Strong Microsoft office skills and WPM. *Strong attention to detail, and high level of organization *Good working knowledge of legal documents *Must know Microsoft office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel) *E-FILING A PLUS!! Send resume to ***** Please visit our website at Follow us...
Our law firm client located in Downtown Chicago is seeking a Patent Paralegal with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience, both foreign and domestic. Responsibilities include creating, revising and filing US application documents and corresponding with clients and foreign associates; preparing and handling Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Assignments, Formal Drawings, Information Disclosure St...
One of our top law firm clients located in Downtown Chicago is seeking a Paralegal with 7+ years of experience in trusts and estates, probate documents, tax returns, and estate and trust accountings. 4-year degree and/or Paralegal Certificate are preferred. Qualified candidates please email resume to *****...
Job Description: Contact small to medium size physician groups, find compliance decision maker, assess program and sell 7Atlis. Heavy phone, email cold-calling / account development, appointment/demo setting. Make a minimum 50 to 70 calls per day to establish pipeline. Time and call tracking required. Training consists of 2 - 3 weeks (includes job shadowing and when possible, on-site visits) to bu...
Immigration Paralegal Araujo & Fisher, LLC seeks a highly motivated paralegal to assist in all aspects of our immigration and family law practice. In the immigration field, our firm assists clients in family-based, employment-based and humanitarian immigration cases. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and strong writing and analytical skills. Portuguese language proficiency is requi...
Our law firm client located in Downtown Chicago is seeking a junior level litigation paralegal with 4+ years of experience in all phases of litigation support including motion practice, discovery, legal cite checking, witness and trial preparation, and electronic document management. Ideal candidates will have experience in WestLaw, Lexis-Nexis, PACER, ECF Filing procedures, and litigation support...
Our client, a full-service law firm located in downtown Chicago, has an immediate need for a Real Estate Paralegal with 5+ years of experience. Ideal candidates will have the following experience/skills: Commercial closing experience, both nationally and in the Chicagoland area (Cook & collar counties) Preparation of closing documents Familiarity with compliance requirements, i.e., Titles., transf...
National Title & Escrow company is seeking a high energy customer service oriented Real Estate Attorney to add to its corporate office. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, conducting real estate closings, review & clearance of title reports & lien searches, preparation of client closing statements review of purchase and sales agreements, and preparation of various real estate doc...
Paralegal/Contracts Administrator Major hospitality company located in New York City is currently seeking a qualified individual for their expanding legal department. Responsibilities: Monitor and ensure compliance with various company agreements, including provisions relating to rental payments, and reporting requirements. Prepares and maintains agreement databases and summaries, tracking for all...
A prestigious law firm has a current Administrative Assistant Job opening for its downtown Washington, D.C. office. If you have a Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record and at least two years of related experience, this could be the next position for you. This opportunity offers you the chance to get a foot in the door in the legislative policy arena while gaining exposure at a top law fi...
Trademark Paralegal Major service company located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania is currently seeking a trademark paralegal for their growing legal department. Responsibilities: Experience managing trademark portfolios, running trademark searches and making USPTO filings. Monitors and tracks status and filing deadlines for trademark portfolio containing more than 100 trademarks. Conducts searches for p...
Law firm located in suburbs of Pittsburgh is seeking a legal secretary. Ability to transcribe dictation and excellent communication skills for client communication are necessary. Paralegal skill set is helpful, but not required. Email cover letter and resume in MS Word attachment format to ***** or phone Carole Hoag at (412)276-3150 for additional information. You may call me...
Company Confidential Queens, NY, 11375
Calendar clerk. Queens plaintiff personal injury law firm seeks a calendar clerk with experience. Medical benefits are available. Salary commensurate with experience. Spanish speaking a plus. Please email resume and salary requirement to ***** or fax to 718-205-2066 attn. Elliot....
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC
Charlotte law firm is seeking a litigation paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience in defense litigation. North Carolina Certified Paralegal preferred. Must be proficient in WORD, Outlook, Time Matters or other legal time and billing software, Federal e-filing, document production, calendaring, case management expertise, and possess excellent client relations skills and professional demeano...
Litigation Assistant / Paralegal: Full Time & Part Time Positions are Available Company Overview: Zwicker & Associates PC is a national law firm that specializes in debt collections. Zwicker represents national banks in debt collections. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, we have 22 law offices across the US. General Summary: The Litigation Assistant / Paralegal will be responsible for suppo...
Company Confidential Clearwater, FL, 33756
Part-time legal secretary/assistant for established, AV-Rated North Pinellas law firm. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in estate and trust planning and corporate/business transactions (including knowledge of corporations, LLCs, and related entities). Experience in real estate transactions and probate and trust administration knowledge is a plus. Candidat...
Midsize law firm is seeking a litigation paralegal. The ideal candidate must have 4+ years of experience in large litigation defense and hold a Bachelors degree. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Preparing binders and exhibits for depositions, mediations, expert review, settlement conferences, arbitration and trials; creating and updating case management spreadsheets to track m...
LegalSource is representing a well established New England firm who is seeking a General Practitioner with a portable book of business to join firm. The successful candidate (s) will have a minimum of 8 years experience, strong academics, trusts estates or real estate background a plus. Our client offers a team player work environment, high community profile, suburban location, administrative & te...
LegalSource is looking for an experienced IP Docket Manager for well respected boutique firm. The successful candidate will have two years of docketing experience along with ability to exercise discretion with confidential and sensitive information. Knowledge of U.S. Patent and Trademark filing, prosecution and registration procedures, as well as foreign patent and trademark procedures. Experience...
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