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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 Edwardsville, IL, 62025
Edwardsville Law Firm seeks Collections Legal Assistant Responsibilities include preparing mortgage foreclosure complaints and collection actions, preparing creditor's bankruptcy filings, communicating with debtors, calculating outstanding debt, state and federal court filings, maintaining client files, and coordinating attorney calendars. Please send resumes to *****...
Company Confidential West Hartford, CT
litigation PARALEGAL / LEGAL ASSISTANT West Hartford law firm is seeking an experienced and organized Litigation Paralegal / Legal Assistant for commercial litigation practice with knowledge of the court system and excellent written/communication skills to serve busy commercial litigation practice. Minimum 2-3 years litigation experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft Word preferred. Salary co...
Prestigious law firm is seeking an Attorney to join its dynamic legal team in our Point Pleasant, New Jersey office. Requirements 3-5 years of litigation experience Ability to cover depositions Conduct hearings and assist in trial preparation Be able to handle large caseload and work with minimal supervision Prior experience with first party litigation, insurance litigation is required Comp...
Paralegal Contract Manager - Reed Elsevier My client, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries, that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solution...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
Company Confidential Pine Brook, NJ, 07058
SKILLS REQUIRED: ● Minimum of 10 years experience as a legal secretary in business and transactional matters. ● Ability to handle direct client contact. ● Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment. ● Proficient typing, computer and organizational skills. ● Knowledge of Word Perfect and Word. ● Experience taking dictation. ● Ability to work under time constraints...
Position Summary: While upholding department and company policies, the Skip Trace Investigator role is to perform specific skip trace functions for the purpose of identifying the most current location a defendant might be found for civil process. This includes working within the Skip Module as set forth in the policy and procedural manual. In addition, responsibilities include effectively communi...
About Us Forwood Safety is a dynamic and innovative safety organisation that specializes in online management systems, and provides safety consulting to mining industries. Responsibilities • Review and proofread documents and correspondence • Write contracts or/and other company document • Format and tidy up documents Education • College program for secretaries completed • High School Dipl...
Company Confidential Los Angeles, CA, 90067
LEGAL ASSISTANT (FLOATER) Century City entertainment law firm has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant/Floater. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to attorneys in the absence of their assigned assistant. Ideal candidate will possess the following: A minimum of 2 years of experience as an assistant preferably in the field of entertainment law (film or television) St...
Part Time Litigation Paralegal needed for a busy general practice law firm in Hartford, CT. Must be a team player with good organizational and multi-tasking skills. Some of the job responsibilities will include: File management, e-filing, telephone communications, discovery requests, etc. Prior experience is desirable. This is a part time position offering flexible hours, approximately 20 hours p...
Title: Strategic Alliances Counsel Location: Milpitas, CA The Company FireEye, ranked the fastest growing communications/networking company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™, is transforming the IT security landscape to combat today’s advanced cyber attacks and we want you to be part of our team. FireEye’s disruption in the IT security industry has been all over media ou...
Company Confidential Garden City, NY, 11530
We are a Long Island Community based Law Firm seeking a full time, legal secretary for our busy operation. We are seeking someone with recent general litigation background with the following skills: Knowledgeable in processing legal documents such as motions, affidavits, pleadings, general correspondence. E-filing experience a plus but if you don't know how to do this we can train a quick learne...
Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our rema...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
Main Duties: Time entry (record all work completed in firm's software) Answer telephones Manage firm Calendar Schedule and confirm: appointments, consultations, telephonic conferences, meetings, lunches..etc. Intake for all clients and potential clients Closing files Scanning Filing Process incoming and outgoing mail Process incoming and outgoing faxes Organization of firms electronic f...
Hotels Unlimited, Inc., a quality operator of mid-level franchised hotels as well as office and retail space has great career opportunities for an individual who is highly motivated, has a take-charge attitude and excellent communication skills. We are seeking to augment our corporate team by adding a self motivated paralegal/lease administrator to work with in-house counsel. The paralegal/lease ...
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...
POSITION: Enforcement Legal Analyst Reports To: Manager of Compliance Enforcement Location: Tampa, Florida Travel Required: Yes: approximately 10% Posted Date: 9/10/2014 POSITION SUMMARY This position will serve as an Enforcement Legal Analyst in the Compliance Department of Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC). This position will be a team participant in the implementation of the...
Compliance Analyst Bankers Healthcare Group is the premier provider of financing solutions for healthcare professionals nationwide. BHG offers funding for commercial purposes with the speed and efficiency that healthcare professionals deserve and expect. Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. is looking for a Compliance Analyst. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of compliance and risk...
Seeking a Paralegal 3 or more years of experience and a background in software licensing and technology. Must be proficient in contract drafting and interpretation and comfortable supporting negotiations as needed. Skills: • Software licensing and technology background • Proficient in contract drafting and interpretation • Comfortable supporting negotiations as needed • 3 years or more experi...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Midtown employment law firm looking for a legal assistant immediately. You MUST be dependable, on time, able to follow direction and pay attention to detail, proactive, able to look ahead to prioritize and balance workload, energetic and truly have excellent customer service skills. Must be proficient in Word (including Tables of Authorities and Tables of Contents) and Outlook and be able to work ...

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