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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 Houston, TX, 77002
Prestigious trial law firm located downtown seeking a legal assistant with litigation experience (2 years). Applicant must be able to manage a heavy case load, e-file both state and federal, do trial prep., calendar, compile pleadings and summarize medical records. Applicant must also be very organized, be aware of deadlines, be able to multi-task and interact with clients in a calm, professional ...
Reputable Defense Firm seeks Insurance Defense Paralegal to start IMMEDIATELY! Successful candidates will have 3-5 years experience in insurance defense. Background in construction law preferred. Candidates must be responsible, mature, and dependable. Excellent benefits and competitive pay. Please send all resumes to ***** for immediate consideration. Interviews are underway--DO...
This position is for a Regulatory Compliance Engineer to ensure compliance as required with UL, IEC, FCC, CE, EMC, VDE requirements by planning, organizing and implementing activities to procure regulatory approval for new and revised products, as compliance is needed to sell products worldwide. This position will report to the Director of Hardware Engineering. Accountabilities: Participates in ...
Responsible for enforcing organization-wide adherence and compliance with all state and federal regulatory requirements. Collaborates with physicians, clinical and non-clinical staff in furtherance of the organization’s high priorities and strategic initiatives. Identifies ways to mitigate risk exposure to the organization through compliance and regulatory training and education. Bachelor’s degre...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75240
Outstanding career opportunity to join one of the most prestigious law firms in Dallas. They are anxious to hire an experienced IP Patent Prosecution Paralegal to support a founding partner and senior attorney in all aspects of patent prosecution. · Support daily operations of an intellectual property practice. · Solid experience working with clients and the US Patent Office (USPTO). · Hands on...
Burns White is committed to representing our client partners with excellence. In fact, it was the pursuit of excellence that prompted us to establish our firm in 1987, focusing on transportation, litigation, and business law. We have grown from our original five partners to more than 100 innovative lawyers in nine locations. Our Pittsburgh office is located on the thriving North Shore, near pictur...
Part-time Paralegal/Executive Legal Assistant Digital Control Incorporated is the world’s leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Digital Control invented, and was first to market, innovative underground guidance technology that allows contractors to control the pitch angle of the drill head tooling and measure its dep...
Position Description: This position is responsible for supporting the Litigation, Labor and Bankruptcy practice areas firm wide. Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize and act on important details and deadlines are also required. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure, respond quickly to changing demands, and be self-motivated w...
Industrial Contracts Officer I/II, Industrial Contracts Office, Stanford University, 63297 Job Label:63297-STFD-Contracts Officer I/II This one position is being posted at two levels. See descriptions for both levels below. Industrial Contracts Officer I Job Description (3P2 – Exempt) Under direction of the Industrial Contracts Associate Director, the Industrial Contracts Officer (ICO) is resp...
Planet Depos is a global court reporting company providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing and interpretation services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. Plan...
The Senior Counsel position provides an exciting opportunity to join a well known organization with a global presence. This role will be supporting a major business/operating unit of the organization. The position will be responsible for all legal matters for said business unit in the Americas. Primary Duties: • Work closely with senior business leaders and serve as the primary legal point of co...
The legal professional position will be responsible for understanding and delivering potential legal risks to the company as well as managing relations with outside counsel. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: · Perform legal and technical review and analysis of general contracts, real estate documents, company policies, third party agreements, and employment contracts. · Drafts correspondence to customers re...
Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening in the Denver, Colorado office for an experienced Litigation Paralegal in the Litigation Department. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-8 years of experience in all aspects of Litigation, with emphasis in construction defect and commercial litigation matters. Knowledge of Case Logistics, Case Notebook, Relativity or other document management software, is...
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has an opening for a full-time Legal Nurse Consultant. We are looking for a Registered Nurse with 1+ years of experience in the legal field. 5+ years of recent clinical experience in a hospital setting with ICU, OR and ER experience preferred. Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNCC) and an Associates or Bachelors degree in Nursing also preferred. Primary respo...
Our client, a downtown law firm, is looking for a senior litigation paralegal with experience working on multi-district, class action law suits. Strong technology experience is also needed for this position. The right candidate will be proactive in carrying out work responsibilities, and a strong communicator, and will know how to run a case from start to finish. A college degree is required. Cand...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75207
JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE:Document Production Clerk LOCATION:Dallas Office REPORTS TO: Gloria Holmes Overview (Primary Purpose) The primary purpose of this position is to advance our clients’ needs by using typing skills and document preparation capabilities to produce legal documents in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. Describe the essential functions of the job  Will review ca...
Position Summary/Overview: The Corporate Legal Secretary provides considerable knowledge of office and department procedures along with the ability to follow complex instructions. The Corporate Legal Secretary demonstrates resourcefulness and the ability to anticipate needs, takes initiative and works independently. Essential Functions of the Job: The responsibilities and functions of the Corpo...
Maintenance I Arvin Community Services District has a full time open position for Maintenance I Operator. Applicant must have high school diploma/GED and a valid Water Distribution 2 or Water Treatment 2 Certification. Salary DOE w/benefits. Please apply at or send resume to 309 Campus Dr, Arvin, CA 93203....
Superior Court of California KERN COUNTY Has the following job opportunity available: Senior Attorney / Associate Attorney Recruitment # 040: - This recruitment may close at any time without notice Senior Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,798 - $3,416 bi-weekly Associate Attorney - Bakersfield (Probate Examiner) $2,591 - $3,138 bi-weekly Appointment depending on experience a...
LEGAL SECRETARY Cummings & Lockwood LLC seeks a Legal Secretary with 3-5 years' experience. Must be detailed oriented, organized, able to multi-task and have the ability to work independently. Strong admin and communication skills. Familiarity with T&E a plus. EOE. Email *****...

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