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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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I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking to fill a Trademark Specialist position for a prominent client of ours. This position is working in New Brunswick, NJ Details for the positions are as follows: • Self-starter with ability to organize and manage heavy workload essential, including flexibility to aid in assigned projects on an ad hoc basis. • M...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
Busy personal injury firm seeks Bilingual Front Desk Manager Qualified individuals should have experience in legal front desk management, personal injury preferred. Ability to train, manage and lead all front desk staff as members of a team Ability to manage a high call volume Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills Must maintain a clean and aesthetically pleasing reception are...
Disbursal Rep: Busy personal injury firm seeks disbursal representatives. Qualified individuals should have previous legal/medical/billing experience and understanding of personal injury practice Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressur...
Busy personal injury firm seeks experienced bilingual legal/claims assistants. Qualified individuals should have previous personal injury experience. Prefer high energy individuals who can work in a fast paced team environment Candidates should have: Excellent verbal & written communication skills; MS outlook, word, excel. Ability to work under pressure Excellent client service skills Ability to h...
Coordinator-Professional Development At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Cur...
Experienced Legal Assistance/Paralegal Multi-Conglomerate Corporation seeks Experienced Legal Assistant / Paralegal to fill immediate position With newly appointed in house IP litigation attorney, formerly from a large Chicago based litigation firm. Applicants must be experienced in litigation summarization, witness preparation and be able to conduct Necessary research queries as directed. Candida...
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 Title Specialist position open in our Columbus office. Responsibilities: Check case management software to-do listings daily and assume responsibility for tasks. Review and analyze title searches. Review and compare the legal description of the...
Current Need Contract Specialist to draft, review, analyze, and provide guidance on contract standards, conduct research and resolve routine legal questions under the direction of a legal supervisor or an attorney. Engage in a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to those calling for judgment, risk assessment, and independent initiative. Provide support and counsel, and advise company personne...
We are a fast-paced Boston insurance defense firm seeking a full-time Legal Assistant. This position supports partners and associates and includes substantial client contact. Ideal candidate should be able to multitask; be team oriented, and be able to work independently and efficiently. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Transcription of letters and pleadings; * Heavy telephone c...
Family Law Paralegal Full Time, Contract to Hire Opportunity Outstanding Firm! Wheaton, IL Stable, highly reputable Family Law Firm in Wheaton has a contract to hire opening for an organized, professional Family Law Paralegal with Litigation experience. You will directly support the Firm’s Principle Attorney, a highly regarded Attorney in DuPage and surrounding counties, responsible for clients' c...
We are currently looking for a licensed Louisiana Attorney that lives in Monroe, Louisiana. The candidate will be learning all aspects of the firm - Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Eviction and REO to assist where needed. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Firm benefits include - Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K plan, HSA accounts....
AT&T Summer Intern Innovation, technology, teamwork, exceptional customer service.do those words resonate with you? If so, consider joining AT&Ts summer intern program. We have a number of opportunities available across AT&T and we consider a variety of degrees such as Finance, Marketing and HR. We are looking for highly motivated, energetic students who have the potential to become future leaders...
Position ID:31919 Position Title:Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:Associate Degree Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary:Looking for someone with Insurance Defense and / or Worker's Comp experience. Heavy scheduling requirements. Candidate resume should include dates of employment, identify firms where Insurance Defense or Workers' Comp was performed. Performs a broad range of secret...
POSITION: Legal Secretary COMPENSATION: Base up to $45,000-$47,000 plus paid overtime BENEFITS: Paid Time Off, 401K, Medical and Dental Coverage, Life and AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts HOURS: 9:30PM – 5:30PM LOCATION: Midtown NYC THE ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm SUMMARY: The ideal candidate should have an upbeat, highly adaptable personality with exceptional communication skil...
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We are seeking an investigative and service-oriented professional who can handle highly sensitive and confidential information to join our team as the Criminal Background Specialist within our Reference & Background Investigations (RBI) team. You will deliver outstanding service to our members (customers) through accurate and timely processing of criminal considerations within our employment-relat...
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Prominent Albany law firm seeks an experienced attorney for its Corporate and Commercial Transactions practice areas. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills a must. Minimum 5 years experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Apply by e-mail to *****...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Periodic Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an emplo...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Major Corporation seeks many additional attorneys for an ongoing project in Jersey City. The new team will be starting on Tuesday and the project is expected to last another 2 to 4 weeks plus. The site is readily commutable from Manhattan via the PATH train. Requires prior document review or litigation experience in ANY practice area, but ANY pharma or IP experience is a plus. Please submit your r...
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