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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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Description: Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work...
Ward and Smith, P.A. is seeking an experienced Biotechnology Patent Agent or Attorney. The candidate will: prepare, file, and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications in the biotechnology arts; provide guidance and counseling on licensing and business transactions involving intellectual property; prepare or assist in the preparation of patentability, freedom-to-operate, and infringeme...
Req# 160800BR Position Title Counsel - Securities & Governance Position Summary Provides legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management, which have or may have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations. Leverages knowledge of legal specialty in providing counsel and builds knowledge of the business through various functional assignments. Receives spe...
Carenet Healthcare Services is currently seeking a Healthcare Accreditation Compliance Manager to join our team! This is a regulatory and healthcare management position The Healthcare AccreditationCompliance Manager position is responsible for overseeing the compliance program including accreditation and certification programs, through coordinating activities associated with meeting client expec...
Our client is a nationally recognized leading global healthcare company that discovers, develops, produces and markets innovative treatments to both help and protect the health and enhance people's lives. Our client is looking to add to its legal department a Contract Manger consultant to work independently with minimal supervision to help read and interpret corporate policies, statutes and govern...
Our international law firm is looking for someone to join their team as a paralegal /research assistant in their Corporate Immigration department. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow with an industry leader minimum of three (3) years experience in domestic/global immigration practices and experience with the following responsibilities: Duties will be a mixture of paralegal case work an...
Kelly IP, LLP, an innovative boutique law firm in Washington, DC, has a position open for a full-time, experienced Legal Secretary who will work with Kelly IP’s attorneys and other professionals in the group on a wide range of matters in the field of Intellectual Property law, including trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. The Legal Secretary’s responsibilities include: drafting and sending ...
Leading Solano County Law Firm is looking for a full time family law associate. Applicants must have between two (2) and five (5) years of family law experience. Candidates must posses the following: - Licensed with State Bar of California; - Familiarity with all Family Law Judicial Council Forms; - Experience with Dissomater program; - Experience with deferred compensation accounts, and exper...
Job Title: Corporate Counsel Location: Mountain View, CA Symphony Teleca is seeking a Corporate Counsel to play a primary role in managing global, commercial transactions. The candidate must have excellent business judgment and strategic thinking and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced team environment. This position will be based in our Mounta...
Small St. Louis transactional firm seeking high energy, highly motivated associate attorney.  Associate will be working under another attorney and providing support including an initial interpretation/summary of our clients’ estate planning documents such as trusts, wills, and powers of attorney; researching federal and state level estate, gift, and inheritance tax matters, as well as other estate...
PepsiCo is seeking an experienced and motivated Intellectual Property attorney to join its team of professionals that support PepsiCo's global R&D organization. The role will have a strong emphasis on negotiation and completion of agreements for PepsiCo R&D to protect the confidentiality, ownership and use of PepsiCo innovations and PepsiCo-sponsored research. The attorney will also play an import...
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...
Company Confidential Hillsborough, NJ, 08844
Minimum 2 years experience required. Busy mid-sized firm in Central New Jersey specializing in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Defense. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume via Monster....
Great opportunity for new graduates desiring to work in the legal profession. Job responsibilities include case review and resolution, document preparation for a high volume of lawsuits, daily correspondence and phone communications in a professional manner, skip tracing and internet research to locate owner and address information and initiating phone contact and collection activities. We are loo...
About UAIC: With over 700 employees nationwide, United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) is the largest independently owned automobile insurance company in the United States. We are committed to providing our agents, and their customers, a quality product with state-of-the–art processing and claims service. Through our affiliates we provide a variety of insurance related services, including pr...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75201
Associate Attorney – 2-5 Years’ Experience - Dallas/Fort Worth Job Descriptions: Develops case strategy by predicting how law applies to client's situation · Identifying and evaluating legal options · Preparing briefs and memoranda, including legal issues raised by the client's situation, legal rules governing the situation, and how the rules apply to the situation · Providing explanations of...
Dallas Personal Injury Law Firm seeking to fill a Trial Attorney Position. Must have 5 years of experience. Bilingual (Spanish & English) is preferred. Salary is based off of experience. If interested please send resumes to *****...
Downtown law firm seeks full time, entry level, legal assistant to assist attorney in daily office functions. Must be able to multi-task and handle high volume of paperwork. Duties would include: preparing correspondence and legal documents, court filings, answering phones, schedule meetings, and maintain daily calendar. Minimum 2 to 3 years’ experience or college degree is preferred. Salary is co...
Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care 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, hospitals, pharmacie...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...

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