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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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Our client, a National law firm experiencing growth, is looking for a Litigation Legal Secretary to join their downtown Dallas office. Legal Secretary needs to have a minimum of 3+ years of prior litigation experience, preferably in Labor & Employment. Legal Secretary should possess strong computers skills, a great attitude and be a team player. Firm offers competitive benefits and salary D.O.E. T...
Position ID:32640 Position Title:Workers' Comp/Liability Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary: Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the b...
Associate Corporate Counsel Location: Redwood City, CA Job Type: Contract-to-Hire; Contract; Direct-Hire Our client is a globally recognized investment management firm. Their legal team is seeking an Associate Corporate Counsel to work on various contracts; negotiating, drafting and advising on all technology agreements as well as diverse agreements. Interacting and working closely with executi...
Civil Collections Attorney Bad Boys Bail Bonds, Inc. is one of the fastest and largest growing bail bonds company in San Jose, California. The company has been in business for over sixteen years with multiple offices in California and has experienced substantial growth. As the second largest bail bonds company in California, we are currently seeking an In House Civil Collections Attorney for our...
Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results,...
Summary: Manage loan portfolio through the bankruptcy process to ensure department timelines are met. Solve financial and non-financial customer inquiries in an incoming call center environment. Direct and monitor the work performed by Outside Counsel, in compliance with Department timeline requirements. Duties: 1. Manage Bankruptcy portfolio on an independent basis. 2. Handle customer calls ef...
Midtown civil trial law firm is hiring a litigation legal secretary with 7-10 years of litigation experience to work for one partner and one associate. This position will involve a busy docket that involves complex commercial litigation, products liability work, and catastrophic personal injury cases. The position requires a background in managing and maintaining litigation calendars, using discov...
Fairfield county Law Firm opportunity for an experienced complex litigation paralegal with at least 5+ years experience. Candidates must have experience working on commercial/business litigation, e-filing, discovery, large case management, trial preparation, and state and federal court experience. Concordance, Summation or similar litigation support software experience or Trial Director is a plus,...
Large and stable company located in Philadelphia seeks a Corporate Paralegal with a minimum of 5 years experience gained in either a major law firm or in house legal department. The Corporate Paralegal will work closely with lawyers in the company’s legal department and other professionals throughout the organization. Responsibilities will include: managing general corporate housekeeping and recor...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) As the Manager of Provider Relations Service & Advocacy, you will be responsible for the pro...
Summary This is an excellent opportunity for a junior-mid level attorney with in-house experience in software licensing to joing a growing international IT company as its lead US legal counsel. Client Details Global Information Technology Company with growing US presence. Description Our client is an international Information Technology enterprise currently experiencing tremendous growth acro...
ASRC Federal Space and Defense brings a 14-year history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. ASRC Federal Space and Defense provides these services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets. AS&D is seeking a Se...
Job Summary: Senior para-professional position supporting legal counsel on commercial transactions (focus on drafting, negotiating and administering written contracts and advising on routine commercial activities) and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with internal and external legal counsel and staff, executive management, all functional departments of business units including sales pers...
BASIC DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Solicitation analysis to include, but not limited to, the review of terms and conditions, risk, potential organizational conflict of interest, teaming flow down requirements. Ability to independently review subcontracts, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements and other contractual agreements. Ability to develop and/or review Excel spreadsheets in support of ...
Our client is seeking to hire a junior level paralegal on a contract basis with the possibility of becoming a permanent position. This person will work closely with the contracts manager in handling all contracts. Duties include filling out data sheets and uploading contracts into two systems. Qualified candidates must be quick, hard working, and team players. Interested candidates please submit y...
Active Kansas and Missouri Bar admission required JOB SUMMARY: Provides representation for clients on complex and/or high-risk legal matters. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Provides related legal advice and services and manages relationships with Claims and Clients. Assists in mentoring of other trial attorneys. Reporting Relationships:...
Description: Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Irvine, CA or Eden Prairie, MN Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organizat...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
ABOUT US: SyWest Development is a privately held real estate company with operations primarily based in the western U.S. We are a fully integrated company focusing on the acquisition, development and long-term management of core real estate assets. We are well capitalized, have an experienced management team and are well positioned for significant growth. More information on our company can be fo...
RMKB's Redwood City office is currently seeking an associate with 5-6 years experience in commercial litigation and employment law. In addition to a collegial working environment and excellent support staff, we offer competitive salary, bonus program and benefits. Highly-motivated candidates with exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills....

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