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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 Dayton, OH, 45402
Busy downtown law office has an opening for a part time, preferable two full days per week, legal assistant in their social security section. Position will provide support to clients as well as the attorneys. Candidate will have detailed organizational skills, good customer service skills, be dependable and possess the ability to excel in their position. Must be familiar with computers, word and t...
Job Description: Small Boutique Legal Firm has an immediate need for a Tax Assistant!! The ideal candidate will have had experience assembling tax data required for federal and state income.?Responsibilities will include maintaining and organizing tax files, records and statements of clients, review IRS and state notices associated with client tax returns and determine and take action on appropria...
Job Description: Growing Shreveport Law Firm is looking for a attorney with 3-5 years experience in Criminal & Personal Injury Law. Good downtown location, great staff, firm has benefit plan. Busy firm with great staff. Apply Today. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all o...
Our client, a Plaintiff’s toxic tort and pharmaceutical litigation law firm located in uptown Dallas, is looking for a Case Management Paralegal to join their firm. Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of plaintiffs' personal injury litigation experience (preferably asbestos) in a medium to large law firm. Position requires ability to manage a busy caseload, and work-up numerous personal inj...
We are seeking qualified candidates who have familiarity with contract revision Description Position Title: Contract Administration Specialist SCN Position Summary Manage the administration of SCN agreements from initiation to execution. Responsible for ensuring that agreements are accurate, complete, and tracked with all internal and external partners. Essential Job Functions • Manage, process an...
REO Closer (Chicago Loop) The law firm of Kluever & Platt, LLC is a leading provider throughout the State of Illinois of high quality real estate services including residential and commercial closing services, default foreclosure and related bankruptcy, eviction and REO services. We are proud to offer the highest quality legal services to our clients. Located in Chicago's loop, Kluever & Platt, LL...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC represents creditors in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois! We currently have an immediate Full Time opening for a Law Clerk. Responsibilities: Research contested, extraordinary and pending foreclosure case issues, and draft pleadings on the findings. Draft legal proceedings for pending foreclosures, summary judgments, responses to motions, discovery respo...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC represents creditors in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois! Due to our continued growth, we currently have aTitle Searcher/Abstractorposition open in our Chicago office. Responsibilities: Check case management software to-do listings daily and assume responsibility for tasks. Receive and review high volume of title exam orders through web-based systems, pr...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC represents creditors in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and now Illinois! Due to our continued growth, we currently have a Legal Assistant/Paralegal position open in our Columbus office. Responsibilities: • Check case management software to-do listings daily and assume responsibility for tasks. • Update client database systems throughout the day as tasks are process...
Manley Deas Kochalski LLC is a dynamic, fast-paced Grandview law firm representing mortgage servicing companies in residential foreclosure actions. Wecurrently have anAccounting Legal Assistant position open. Duties and responsibilities reflect a blend of accounting and legal processing support. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Providing general support to a specific function...
Company Confidential Davis Island, FL, 33606
Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law Firm seeking experienced litigation and trial Paralegal. Must have ability to multi-task and follow up. Must be detail oriented and organized. Job duties include: Managing personal injury claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Managing medical malpractice claims from the filing of suit until resolution by settlement or trial; Managin...
About the company: Our client is a large asset management firm located in downtown Boston. Job description: Our client is looking for a Compliance Analyst to support their team on a 6 month contract opportunity. The Compliance Analyst will be in charge of all compliance review for sales and advertising review. The responsibilities of the Compliance Analyst will include, but are not limited to: Rev...
Job Description: Large firm, with benefits and paid parking is looking for strong person for Oil & Gas and Real Estate section. Great place to work. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=863748 Job Experience: Typing...
Real estate paralegal needed FT for law firm with busy real estate practice. The successful candidate must have at least 10 years experience - commercial and residential. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work with a team....
Qualifications: Barred in the United States Previous document review experience preferred Available for 40 hours per week Interested candidates should send a copy of their resumes in Word format. About Hudson Legal Hudson Legal connects great people to great opportunities. With our comprehensive portfolio of services for private practice, corporate and non-profit entities, we place accomplished at...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY
Established personal injury law firm seeking experienced Calendar Clerk with a strong personal injury background. Must have at least 3 years of relevant experience of maintaining firm's calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, depositions, recording and monitoring court appearance dates, etc. Must have fluent Spanish. We offer competitive salary, 401(k), room to grow and friendly environme...
Company Confidential Richmond, VA, 23230
On-site execution of end to end complaint administration management for long term care insurance premium rate increase complaints. Critical Skills required for the services are: - Superior administrative skills - Excellent organizational and process management skills - High transactional multitasking capability - Ability to work and follow-through independently - Commitment to accuracy and attenti...
This midsize law firm located in midtown Manhattan is in search of a contract Trust & Estates attorney for its T&E group. This position has the potential to lead to a permanent position for the right candidate. The Group’s practice areas include all forms of trusts, probate matters; administration of estates and trusts; family limited partnerships and limited liability companies; wills; health car...
65+ Attorney firm seeks Legal Administrative Assistant. Must have a minimum of three years corporate and commercial transactions experience. Microsoft office required. Excellent benefits and working conditions. Salary commensurate with experience. Knowledge of Javelan time entry system is a plus. Please email resume and salary requirements to *****...
Your Paralegal skills are needed just about anywhere. But is it where you want to go? Imagine working for one of the nation's most respected companies. Making a strategic contribution. Receiving the rewards and recognition you deserve. Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Experis knows how and where to get you where you want to go. Are you interested? The ideal Paralegal/Leg...

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