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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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About our Company: Jaffe and Asher, LLP is a law firm based in Midtown Manhattan with a general civil practice including a specialty in the practice of legal debt collection. Job Summary: This law firm is seeking an Opertions Analyst / Chief of Staff to CEO. The firm has a fast paced, growing environment and the ideal candidate is someone looking for an opportunity with a lot of visibility and ...
Jamco America, Inc. Job Description Senior Contract Manager SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be an integral team member responsible for the negotiation, execution, implementation and on-going management of Jamco Americas customer contracts to include: Customer Agreements, Non-disclosures, Pricing, Procurement Agreements. Risk Assessments, Terms and Conditions in accordance with company p...
PROMOTIONAL REVIEW EDITOR WITH PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01179 RECRUITER: NATALYA VOLKOV JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ OCTOBER 27, 2014 Project Description: The primary responsibility of a Promotional Review Editor (PRE) in Promotion Integrity Operations is to proofread and copy edit documents classified as promotional material ensuring that the client’s implements pro...
Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, is seeking a Conflicts Processor for its Philadelphia headquarters. The right candidate will assist in the identification of potential conflicts of interest through conflicts database research of client and matter information provided by attorneys, support staff, potential new...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healt...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93309
Administrative Assistant Qualified candidates must have at least 2 yrs. administrative or clerical experience, strong written comm. skills, as well as ability to effectively communicate with clients. Some exposure to the legal field or HR preferred. Must also have familiarity with internet usage involving light research, error-free typing at 50 wpm, and proficiency in MS Office. Position requires...
Superior Court of California KERN COUNTY COURT SERVICES SPECIALIST Delano Court FULL TIME REGULAR POSITION Trainee: $1,001 - $1,222, bi-weekly approximate Level I: $1,134 - $1,385, bi-weekly approximate Level II: $1,272 - $1,553, bi-weekly approximate Plus a comprehensive benefits package, including retirement and employee and family health coverage Recruitment # 045 Delano: - Position C...
DOCUMENT REVIEW ATTORNEY REVIEWERS NEEDED! Licensed Attorneys Needed for Document Review Projects! DOCUMENT REVIEW IN RICHARDSON. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS, A WELL ESTABLISHED AND FAST GROWING COMPANY HIRING FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS. LEVEL 2 LEGAL SOLUTIONS IS SEEKING ATTORNEYS FOR NEW AND ONGOING DOCUMENT REVIEW PROJECTS. APPLICANTS MUST BE LICENSED AND IN GOOD STANDING IN ANY STATE. Ideal applica...
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 Senior Network Contract Manager, you will lead a team engaged in the development of t...
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Interpreter - Certified For information, visit our website http://www.circuit8.org/employment...
Boutique commercial and business litigation firm located in Denton, Texas with clients in the DFW area is looking for an associate attorney with 0-5 years of experience. Please forward your resume and references to *****....
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14203
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST Full time. Experience in defense litigation & transcription required. Duties involve reception and secretary to one attorney. Resume w/salary req. to: Sugarman Law Firm, 1600 Rand Bldg, 14 Lafayette Sq., Buffalo, NY 14203; email: *****...
Lee & Hayes, PLLC PATENT PRACTICE CLERK Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with day to day administrative tasks which includes monitoring/ assignment/distribution of work for patent attorneys/agents and client communications as required. Responsibilities: -Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with monitoring workflow and case assignments -Assists Patent Practice Coordinator with preparing cli...
Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal Opening Paralegal Montgomery County - Part Time Paralegal - Part-time Paralegal - Part-time Part Time Paralegal Flexible Schedule Stivers is looking for a seasoned Paralegal with 2+ years experience for a 5 month contract assignment in Montgomery County. The ideal candidate will have Estate and Trust experience and 3+ years of experience working for a large f...
Our client is looking for someone with prior litigation support administration experience utilizing Caselogistix including WayPoint, Caselogistix, Analytics, and CaseProduction. Administrative responsibilities are distinguished from individuals who have only been involved in assisting with reviewing and coding of documents. Administrative responsibilities include: Creating new Caselogistix librar...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operatio...
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) The Associate Director of Network Contracting develops the provider network (physicians, hos...
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 *****...
Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA) The United States Attorneys Office for the Western District of Tennessee has openings for Assistant United States Attorneys to work in the Criminal Division in Memphis or Jackson, Tennessee. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience....

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