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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 TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
Full-time position available for small law firm in Chesterfield, Missouri, specializing in estate planning and estate administration. At least five years of experience is required in the estate planning and estate administration field. Job Responsibilities: Preparing estate planning documents, including medical directives, durable powers of attorney, wills, and trusts; preparing petitions, inven...
Commercial Contracts Paralegal – CONTRACT www.myrecruiting.biz, the premier source for specialized legal recruitment in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf South, is currently seeking aCommercial Contracts Paralegal – CONTRACTprofessional for a temporary opportunity for a corporation based in the Energy Corridor in Houston, Texas. Our client company has a long term growth plans for this international r...
Job ID: 2485 Position Description: Banc of America Merchant Services, LLC is the result of a strategic alliance between Bank of America and First Data Corp. As an industry leader with a powerful commitment to the merchant business, Bank of America Merchant Services delivers a comprehensive suite of innovative payment solutions to merchants of all sizes. We are the number one U.S. payments proces...
Company Confidential Charlotte, NC, 28212
We are looking for a bilingual immigration paralegal with at least two years of experience working on immigration files in a law office. Applicants must be able to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish fluently. Applicant should be familiar with USCIS forms and their preparation. Office is located in Charlotte NC, applicant may be required to attend court sessions with an attorney, an...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Two (2) Part-Time Project Team Specialists (morning and/or afternoons available) in the Palo Alto office. These position works with a team of support specialists to provide effective and streamlined services to attorneys of the firm. Performs a variety of duties to include document processing and administrative support to all practice g...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks an experienced, highly organized, detail-oriented Sr. Corporate and Finance Paralegal for our San Francisco, CA office. Under the supervision of attorneys, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summa...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks an experienced, highly organized, detail-oriented Sr. Corporate and Finance Paralegal for our Palo Alto, CA office. Under the supervision of attorneys, performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarize...
Contracts Coordinator Company – Omnitracs, LLC is the leading provider of fleet management software applications, information services, and hardware platforms. The company’s intuitive technologies, including solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, GPS fleet tracking, and fleet maintenance, enable its customers to solve common fleet problems and achieve their busine...
About the Opportunity A financial services firm in New Jersey is now looking for a Document Review Attorney for an excellent opportunity with their staff. This position will operate out of the Legal department in the firm's Jersey City location. This is a rewarding project with the possibility for permanent placement. Apply today! Company Description Financial Services Firm Job Description Th...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Counsel San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $130,000 - $175,000 Apply Apply Legal Counsel San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $130,000 - $175,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Legal Counsel to join a global leader in the Solar and Renewable Energ...
We are currently seeking The Senior Counsel will be involved in patent application drafting and prosecution, research and licensing agreements, legal opinions and strategies, trademark and copyright matters, and potentially patent litigation support. The role will be responsible for identifying patentable subject matter; drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications; developing legal strat...
Job Description: This Paralegal Position Features: ? Established Company ? Competitive Salary ? Professional Environment ? Great Pay to $60K Immediate need for paralegal seeking established company, competitive salary and professional environment. Good telephone and communication skills, insurance defense background and civil litigation experience will be keys to success in this well-known o...
Position ID:33087 Position Title:Legal Secretary Min Education Desired:High School Diploma or equivalent Travel Percentage:0% Relocation:No Job Summary:Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance compa...
GEICO seeks an insurance defense Attorney for its Salt Lake City Staff Counsel Office, which defends GEICO insureds in third party cases and GEICO in first party cases in the Salt Lake City area. As a GEICO Attorney, you will: * Handle and manage litigation files * Prepare motions and memorandums of law. * Prepare pleadings, discovery, demands and responses. * Draft reports and provide file a...
Position Description AXA Equitable is a leading financial protection company, committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse, multicultural and inclusive environment, and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance and annuity products. The organization was established in 1859 and we are committed now more than ever to helping clients meet financial goals in all stages of their live...
LEGAL SECRETARY TO TRIAL LAWYER - SPANISH BILINGUAL HELPFUL DUTIES MAY ALSO INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT WORK INCLUDING OTHER GENERAL OFFICE DUTIES. The Job: This job may require contact with clients and other individuals affiliated with the Firm. It may also require heavy mailing of marketing materials, data entry, the ability to draft letters, and correspond with other court personnel, amo...
Company Confidential Winston Salem, NC, 27101
We are a full-service firm in Winston-Salem looking for a paralegal/legal assistant in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Job Requirements: * Develop cases by building and maintaining relationships with clients and obtaining case information; review information with attorney. * Enhances attorney's effectiveness by monitoring case progress; alerting attorney of issu...
Texas Consumer Bankruptcy law firm is seeking an experienced consumer bankruptcy attorney. The ideal candidate will be an outcomes focused professional, who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, have excellent conflict resolution skills, and be proficient in time management techniques that support the execution of high volume case loads. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) attorneys preferred. T...
One of the largest and busiest law firms in the Dallas – Fort Worth area is looking for an experienced, professional, and capable paralegal. This is a tremendous opportunity to work for a financially stable and respected law firm handling challenging cases. Duties: Assisting attorneys in the preparation of documentation for bankruptcy filings according to established procedures. Communicates le...

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