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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 Sarasota, FL, 34233
Operational expert with JD wanted. Unbelievable opportunity for the right person. Must have extensive experience in establishing policies, procedures, metrics and KPI's. Must have experience successfully guiding a small to mid sized company through major growth. Looking for experienced operational Director of Operations, COO, or CEO. An entrepreneurial veteran of business. Someone that has overse...
Customer Service Account Manager Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone is a leading personal injury law firm in the state of Massachusetts. We service clients at one of our nine offices conveniently located throughout Massachusetts as well as via our file processing center which is located in Springfield. In the position of Customer Service Account Manager you are responsible for: Direct communicatio...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Law firm specializing in securities litigation seeks a legal assistant to add to their team. Person must be reliable, possess excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Successful candidate must be willing to take initiative, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus. Dutie...
Position Summary: The part-time counsel provides legal support for all aspects of the company's business, including addressing general corporate matters; drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of commercial agreements; marketing reviews in accordance with FDA guidelines for medical devices; conduct compliance training on AdvaMed, Off-label promotion and HIPAA Duties & Responsibilities:...
Our real estate investment company has an immediate opening for a paralegal in our Jackson, MS Office. All candidates must have either a Bachelor's Degree, or a paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program, or at least four years of well-documented experience as a paralegal. Candidates should possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills....
Established, AV rated Garden City commercial/matrimonial litigation firm seeks a legal secretary to assist in all areas of the practice. The position requires someone with no less than three years experience as a legal secretary; excellent computer/word processing skills; superior organizational skills; good attention to detail; the ability to work in a cooperative environment; the ability to prep...
TITLE: Compliance Consultant LOCATION: MASSMUTUAL – 1295 State Street COMPANY MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP BACKGROUND: Chartered in 1851, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (“MassMutual” or the “Company”) is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The Company has a long history of financial strength and strong p...
Job Description: Local Title Company is looking for a full time Escrow Officer. Detail oriented, fast paced, good computer skills and excellent relationship building with clients. Monday-Friday, hours sometimes vary. Company has benefit package. Professional office atmosphere. Apply Today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard...
Job Description: Downtown law firm, looking for courthouse runners. Full time, parking provided. M-F, 8-5 job. Not a temp position but a full time opportunity. 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 of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=882...
A temporary to permanent Litigation Legal Secretary job just opened in the New York City , NY office a premiere law firm through Special Counsel. Qualified candidates must have at least 3 years of experience as a Litigation Legal Secretary. This position is temp to perm. Litigation Legal Secretary job responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Draft, edit and review a variety of litigati...
Busy AV rated trial firm seeks hard working, mature legal secretary with good computer skills. Duties include typing and filing of legal documents, transcribing dictation, utilizing and updating case management software, data entry and occasional phone coverage. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Bilingual Spanish a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resumes and references to abon...
The General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the University and provides proactive professional counsel and advice on critical strategic, legal and public policy issues. The General Counsel provides, manages, and coordinates the legal services for the University in areas relevant to the University including but not limited to: academic and corporate governance, personnel and employment issues...
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstand...
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstand...
Small law firm on north side of Columbus seeks part-time legal assistant. Experience in civil litigation a plus....
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77057
Established Personal Injury Defense Law Firm seeking Paralegal/Legal Assistant to assist with personal injury litigation docket. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, demonstrates a positive attitude and is able to meet specific deadlines. The duties include preparation of basic pleadings and discovery requests, scheduling depositions and mediations, summarizing medical records and depositions,...
Our Company Information. It is at the core of every smart decision. It drives strategy, solutions, revenue and ultimately success. It is only logical that you would want it to come from a superior source. CoreLogic® is the company financial services and real estate professionals turn to for comprehensive data, analytics and services. Powerful insight gained from this knowledge provides the perspe...
Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Fort Worth law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to handle MVA cases. The right candidate MUST have 2 to 7 years’ experience in a high volume plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Experience supervising other litigation support team members is a plus. In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic and know your clients and cases. The right candidate is...
PARALEGAL: Busy civil litigation firm is looking for an experienced paralegal with 2-3 years medical negligence experience and knowledge of MS Office Suite and WordPerfect 15. Strong verbal and written communication skills a must. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send resumé to Administrator, 250 West First St ., Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. EOE....
Our client, the NJ Division of Family Development, Bureau of Administrative Review and Appeals (BARA) Division, is seeking to hire a Senior Legal Specialist for its Hamilton, NJ office. This position will assist in hearing functions attendant to public assistance programs administered by county welfare agencies and municipal welfare agencies. Coordinates the preparation of responses to complaints...

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