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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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Our client is seeking attorneys fluent in written Italian for a document review project starting this week and expected to last 2-3 months. The work site will be in Center City Philadelphia. Excellent pay rate. Must be a licensed attorney in any U.S. State. Interested and qualified candidates should please contact Beacon Hill ASAP. Find Us on Facebook! Follow BeaconHillLegal on Twitter! Beacon...
Company Confidential Fort Worth, TX, 76107
Litigation Legal Secretary Mid-size Fort Worth law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced Litigation Legal Secretary. This position will provide secretarial support to multiple attorneys. Job responsibilities: Scheduling, docketing and calendaring Creation, organization and maintenance of client and case files Preparation and revision of legal documents Client communication and oth...
Downtown Cincinnati office of national law firm seeks a legal assistant to work in a fast-paced trial practice. Our firm represents a broad range of clients in the areas of mass torts, products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and employment as well as corporate and financial issues. Our firm holds prominent positions in many nationwide pharmaceutical and defective drug cases. Resp...
Overview: Uses technical and regulatory knowledge to perform regulatory affairs activities including: product development, safety and environmental regulation, manufacturing (GMP), and regulatory data collection and management. Individuals may specialize in one or more of the above described activities. Responsibilities: Researches new decisions or rulings affecting the Company's activities Mo...
Boutique downtown law firm specializing in employment and business law seeks hard working and reliable part time paralegal to work approximately 3 days per week. Duties include maintaining professional office setting, handling client intake and prospective client leads, drafting correspondence, performing legal research, as well as assisting with the preparation of various pleadings, written disco...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
This is not just another law firm, this is the best law firm in Downtown Dallas. Seeking a bright, energetic, out-going Legal Secretary with 3 to 8 years of experience. Play a key role in this challenging non-routine position. Work for a highly successful charming shareholder and his associate. Legal Secretary must be professional, detail mind, polished and posses excellent communication and compu...
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 14-07 PARALEGAL The Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal, to be stationed in the Des Moines office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act...
Company Confidential San Jose, CA, 95103
Our client is a leading global player in the medical device space. They've been nationally recognized as one of the most highly-respected and admired companies in the country. Their success has opened up a highly-visible opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. You’ll be responsible for their global regulatory strategy. Your department will manage the final review of FDA submissions as well ...
Morrison Mahoney is seeking a full-time medical malpractice paralegal for its Hartford office. Duties include client contact, assisting attorneys on a daily basis with file organization and maintenance, discovery management, trial preparation and medical record retention and indexing for medical malpractice defense. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years’ medical malpractice defe...
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, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team. Currently, we are recruiting for a Docket Specialist i...
Job Description This position is in support of the United States Attoneys Office in Salt Lake City, UT at 185 South State Street. The estimated length of this assignment is through May 31, 2015 with the possibility of FOUR ONE (1) year extensions. Overtime and travel, may be needed, as necessary. Travel would be within local commuting area of USAO. Typical assignments include, but are not limi...
Our office is a privately owned financial services company in Blue Ash, Ohio specializing in Legal Collections of consumer debt. We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our team. This is a fast paced environment where team work is essential to success. We are seeking an individual with entry level civil legal experience and paralegal education that included the rules of civil process for post...
The Circuit Court is seeking an individual to perform highly responsible administrative, secretarial and clerical work in our Family Division. The position requires someone with three (3) years of secretarial or paralegal experience in the legal field. Duties will include, but are not limited to: preparing court orders, findings and recommendation sheets; drafting routine correspondence; entering ...
Real Estate Paralegal (Part-Time, Temporary) Busy law office in East Brunswick, NJ seeks a part-time, temporary paralegal (recent law graduates will be considered). This position could be converted to full-time employment for the right candidate. The hourly rate is $18-$20 and the start date is immediate. Primary Duties: Under attorney supervision, the successful candidate will handle all aspec...
Company Confidential St Louis, MO
Metro St Louis insurance defense firm, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking an attorney with at least 3 years’ experience, licensed in Missouri and Illinois and the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Applicant must have a good academic record and an interest in trying jury cases in both states. Applicants should submit a current C.V. and contact information wi...
The Executive Legal Assistant will provide general administrative support to the Legal Team, including the Chief Legal Officer of a publicly traded corporation. Responsibilities: Use of Microsoft Outlook for e-mail communications, appointments and tasks Assist in preparation of Board materials, planning board meetings, and maintaining board minutes and records. Organize and maintains file syst...
About our Company: Jaffe and Asher, LLP is a law firm based in New York City with a general civil practice including a specialty in the practice of legal debt collections. The firm represents several top tier lenders in both business and consumer collections matters throughout the United States. We are currently expanding and opening an office in Dallas, Texas. Job Summary: Jaffe & Asher, LLP i...
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...
California Water Service Company (Cal Water) invites you to pursue a career with the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third largest in the country. Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company was named one of the Bay Areas top workplaces several years in a row. Cal Water employees pride themselves on sharing a commitment to being the leader in prov...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14221
Small prestigious WNY suburban law firm seeks an Elder Law/Trusts & Estates Attorney Associate. We are looking for an organized, highly motivated and detail-oriented person to join our progressive, innovative, and growing Elder Law practice. Duties & Responsibilities: • Advise clients concerning Elder Law, Trusts and Estate matters and transactions. • Advise clients on Medicaid Planning and ass...

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