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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 Albany, NY
Prominent Albany law firm seeks an experienced attorney for its Corporate and Commercial Transactions practice areas. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills a must. Minimum 5 years experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Apply by e-mail to *****...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Periodic Why State Farm®? Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada. This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an emplo...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Major Corporation seeks many additional attorneys for an ongoing project in Jersey City. The new team will be starting on Tuesday and the project is expected to last another 2 to 4 weeks plus. The site is readily commutable from Manhattan via the PATH train. Requires prior document review or litigation experience in ANY practice area, but ANY pharma or IP experience is a plus. Please submit your r...
Company Confidential Jersey City, NJ
International Corporation needs additional attorneys for an ongoing project that is expected to last another 2 to 4 weeks plus. They seek MANY attorneys with document review experience, preferably including the review of pharmaceutical or IP (trademark, patent, copyright documents). Pharma or IP experience, however, is NOT required. Please submit your resume ASAP. Please refer to the "Jersey City...
Candidates without Plaintiff's experience in the State of Connecticut need not apply Under minimum supervision the Paralegal will provide assistance to support attorneys in various stages of a lawsuit. You will review medical documentation, claims records and legal files to prepare a case for trial. The Paralegal should be highly knowledgeable and experienced in Personal Injury litigation and be a...
POSITION: Nurse Paralegal COMPENSATION: Base up to $80,000 plus paid overtime, generous bonuses, medical benefits, 12 Vacation Days, 3 Personal/Sick Days, Paid Holidays, 3 Additional Paid Holidays for Seasonal Office Closing, 401K LOCATION: Midtown NYC THE ORGANIZATION: Plaintiffs-only law firm with a national trial practice KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Support two Partner’s and team of Associates with a...
*Responsible for entering court calendar information *Responsible for schedule IME's • Welcomes guests and clients by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries. • Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation. • Conserves attorneys time by readin...
Company Confidential Grand Forks, ND, 58201
Federal Appeal Hearings Individual must be able to transcribe testimony during the hearings using a keyboard and Polycom video equipment. These hearings will be conducted in a federal court room. Excellent listening, concentration, and typing skills are critical. This is a position for someone who has a flexible schedule and seeking extra income. The individual must be able to sit in long hearing...
Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. currently has two paralegal openings in our downtown St. Petersburg office. The first position is for a Workers' Compensation (Defense) Paralegal; the second is for a Personal Injury (Defense) Paralegal. Both positions require prior Paralegal experience in a defense litigation firm. Summary: Assists Attorneys in a fast paced defense litigation environment by providing leg...
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP is seeking a highly motivated attorney to work has an associate within its Education Law Practice Group. This candidate must be admitted for no less than three (3) to four (4) years and possess a strong knowledge base in the area of special education law. The candidate must have excellent skills and writing and oral communications, issue analysis and strong resear...
SR PARALEGAL Santa Clara Ca Pharmaceutical / Biotech Legal - Paralegal Full-time United States - California - Santa Clara The Compensation $80k to $84k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description Primary Job Function Provides legal services and resolves legal mat...
SR PARALEGAL Santa Clara Ca Pharmaceutical / Biotech Legal - Paralegal Full-time United States - California - Santa Clara The Compensation $80k to $84k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description Primary Job Function Provides legal services and resolves legal mat...
SR PARALEGAL Santa Clara Ca Pharmaceutical / Biotech Legal - Paralegal Full-time United States - California - Santa Clara The Compensation $80k to $84k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - No Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - Yes Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description Primary Job Function Provides legal services and resolves legal mat...
Company Confidential Stewart Manor, NY, 11530
Long Island Law Firm seeks Legal Secretary with recent Commercial Foreclosure experience. Skills: Type a minimum of 55 WPM; Microsoft Word and Outlook 2010; Microsoft Excel 2010 a plus; Have top level interpersonal skills; Be able to multitask in a fast paced environment; Work in a cooperative manner with team members; E-filing a plus. Benefits offered. EEOC. Please e-mail cover letter, including...
Description: Legal Assistant Legal Assistant Job Purpose: Enhances attorney effectiveness by developing case information, evidence, and settlement options; tracking cases; supporting attorney's trial proceedings. Legal Assistant Job Duties: Keeps cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file datab...
Job ID: N9XW62486 Dallas firm is looking for Trademark attorneys to join their group that have some portable business. Headquartered in Texas, this reputed legal practice employs a sizable group of highly skilled attorneys and represents clients worldwide. It has three core practice groups, namely trials, transactions, and technology. Over the years, the firm has earned numerous commendations from...
Job ID: VL4N61530 Well-regarded Houston firm seeks Trademark partner with book of business to join their growing firm. Join the large Houston office of this exciting firm. Practice areas include corporate, litigation, tax, employment, and immigration law. This firm is in a period of strong growth, and it needs to hire more talented attorneys immediately. In recent years, this firm has grown very s...
Job ID: Q8J676967 Atlanta office seeks mid- or senior-level attorney having 3+ years of experience, including experience working on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and corporate governance. The candidate should have large law firm experience. Very prestigious Atlanta law firm with some of the best and the brightest talent in the city. We'd love to speak to you...
Job ID: 7R6777534 Atlanta office is seeking a tax controversy attorney with 2-5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have an LL.M. in tax, proven writing skills, and experience in international tax. Candidate should have experience with federal income tax issues. Membership to the GA bar is a plus. Prestigious downtown Atlanta law firm with a collegial atmosphere, where the attorneys have...
Job ID: AY7U77016 Atlanta office seeks patent agent having 2-4 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate should be a member of the Patent Bar and have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an associated discipline. Relevant technological experience with business methods, software, and/ or communications-related technologies is...
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