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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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ADMINISTRATOR AND APPLICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is looking for a Salesforce.com Administrator and Application Specialist to join our rapidly expanding organization. The Administrator will work cross-functionally alongside Senior Leadership Attorney Managers Human Resources Marketing and Business Office Professionals in addressing strategic business issues involv...
Lease & LaBau, Inc. is your one source for legal recruiting. For the past twenty-four years, we have specialized in the placement of professionals in the legal workplace. Located in New York City, Lease & LaBau has provided individual services for clients and candidates. Lease & LaBau, Inc. offers a team of professionals with expertise in recruiting and prior law firm employment. Our staff will tr...
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Paralegal / Legal Secretary Our Brookfield firm is looking for a motivated Legal Assistant or Paralegal. Our mission is to give clients the best possible representation from the beginning of their case to its conclusion. This position is responsible for a substantive amount of legal work in a fast-paced environment. This is a full time position, Monday-Friday. Candidates must be hardworking, rel...
Our client, a large firm located in downtown Denver, is seeking to hire a litigation paralegal to support a busy litigation team. The ideal candidate must be skilled in using technology, as this position involves database workflow design, maintaining the team's document database, and training, as well as developing support material. Required: three to five years' experience as a civil litigation ...
Our client, a national law firm, needs to hire a paralegal to support the practice of its business group in its downtown Denver office. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years’ experience in a transactional practice, with significant work with corporate documents, corporate filings, and M&A due diligence. A paralegal certificate is required. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, be a...
Special Counsel Information Governance is seeking candidates for a Library Assistant job in Alexandria, VA. The ideal candidate will be motivated, have the ability to work independently and complete projects with minimum supervision. Responsibilities: •Prepare boxes and records. •Sort and label documents. •Copy, print and cataloging as necessary. •Protect and maintain confidentiality. Qualif...
Major Insurance Defense law Firm located in Stamford CT is looking to hire a Legal Secretary with CT and NY law firm experience. You must have knowledge of both. You will be typing up legal drafts, discovery motions, subpoenas, memo of law, answers and pleadings. Client is only looking for Defense experience not Plaintiff experience. Strong typing skills, Dictaphone, ECF Filing and word skills ar...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, OTC-3595141216 Description Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, OTC (McNeil Consumer Healthcare) located in Fort Washington, PA. McNeil Consumer Healthcare develops and markets OTC...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs - CMC-8761141104 Description Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs - CMC. The position will have a focus on drug-device Combination Products and will be based at one of the following...
Beacon Hill Legal-Philadelphia is currently seeking experienced Labor & Employment attorneys available on a contract basis in the new year! Qualifications: -Strong writing and research skills -Document review experience -Professional, detail-oriented, and ability to work in a team or independently -PA attorney license preferred Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
We are looking to fill a Compliance Officer position in our Compliance Department located in our Park Lane Branch at 100 Park Lane, New Milford. Reporting to the SVP Compliance Officer, the person in this position is responsible for monitoring and testing to ensure compliance on various banking regulations. They will offer guidance on enhancing controls to mitigate compliance risk. Compliance M...
Description SUMMARY: Reviews, obtains necessary information and, as appropriate, prepares contract packages for review and approval. Follows all regulatory requirements and Tenet Policies and Procedures regarding contractual agreements. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are r...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Manager, Copy Approval-7802141023 Description DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Manager, Copy Approval, that will be located in Raynham, MA, West Chester, PA or Warsaw, IN. DePuy Synthes is a Johnson & Johnson company that is one of the leaders in the medical device industry. Our ...
Description: Position Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality Healthcare starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in healthcare 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 Network Contract Manager develops the provider network (physicians...
Please apply via our website www.bmwusfactory.com Description Assures that BMW is in compliance with the laws and regulations of US Customs and Border Protection, Bureau of Industry and Security, and all other government agencies that impact trade compliance. Drives efforts to minimize expenses, reduce delays and secure the various supply chains with which BMW is involved. Provides guidance, tra...
Large and extremely busy residential real estate law firm seeks candidates for immediately available position. Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience with the following: HUD-1 preparation, title review, title clearing, client relations, closing scheduling, and general office tasks including proficiency with various closing software. The ideal candidate for this position ...
Location: Salt Lake City, UT Position: Contracts Manager GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans. Global Consulting International seeks candidates for a full time position as Contracts M...
Established law firm in Midtown seeks legal secretary to assist busy Real Estate partner and Associates. Work as part of a team. Candidates must be able to multi-task, be detail oriented and have excellent computer and word processing skills. Salary 60k - 65k depending on experience. Benefits package available...
General practice law firm seeks a Litigation Secretary who can support attorneys in scheduling, maintaining case files, preparing correspondence, motions, papers and exhibits. Must have the ability to cite check briefs and assist in time entry and calendaring. Reception relief with multi-line switchboard coverage is required as needed. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work effic...

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