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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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An Administrative Assistant Job is open at an international law firm in downtown Washington, D.C. Your five years of directly related experience is required. If selected, you will receive an extensive benefits plan, including a generous paid time off policy. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. Administrative Assistant Job Responsibilitie...
Our client, one of the country's top law firms, is seeking a Lending Paralegal for their Atlanta office. If you are a "roll up your sleeves and get to work" type of person with a friendly and positive attitude, this is the position for you! It is a great team and a wonderful group to work with. Lending Paralegal candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience and possess an undergraduate d...
TextbookRush, a Grandview, Ohio-based company, is looking to hire its first in-house corporate counsel. We started online in 2002, but we have been in the book business for over 19 years, starting at The Ohio State University in 1994 with retail “brick and mortar” stores. We sell books at seriously low prices, as well as textbook rentals for those one-and-done classes. Have books to sell? We buy o...
Great Opportunity in the Chicago Office of large National Law Firm!...
ICANN has an exciting new opportunity for a Paralegal in our Los Angeles office. The Paralegal will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel, performing Paralegal functions of a variable, complex problem solving and responsible nature which require a significant degree of knowledge, decision-making skills and independent judgment. He/she will prepare drafts of various agreements, certificates...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77056
Our management and investment company in the Galleria is seeking an experienced corporate Paralegal to join our growing team. This position reports to the General Counsel. Primary Responsibilities Include: Assist in reviewing board minutes and resolutions; preparing and submitting corporate registration forms and documents for state corporate filings. Track execution of corporate legal documents a...
Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our more than 650 attorneys serve public and private companie...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA, 90831
Immediate opening full time legal secretary/paralegal neededat downtown Long Beach California basedEB-5 regional center. Duties and requirements: - Assist on collecting legal document, copying, translation, marketing material preparing. - Must be fluent in mandarin and English. - 3+ years of experience in translation between Chinese and English. - be familiar with culture of mainland China. - degr...
Description of Role: The Director has day-to-day responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure of PepsiCo's Global Compliance & Ethics program (the "Program"). The Program is designed to promote, monitor and enforce PepsiCo's Global Code of Conduct and focusses on employee behavior, business practices and relationships, and critical compliance risk areas including, but not limite...
Description of Role: The Director has day-to-day responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the infrastructure of PepsiCo's Global Compliance & Ethics program (the "Program"). The Program is designed to promote, monitor and enforce PepsiCo's Global Code of Conduct and focusses on employee behavior, business practices and relationships, and critical compliance risk areas including, but not limite...
About Us & Background Information regarding a Legal Assistant/Paralegal Position: Smith Butz, LLC is a dynamic law firm that combines large firm experience with an intimate setting. Our firm is focused on providing individualized personal attention to our clients. At Smith Butz, LLC we strive to uphold and adhere to the highest standards of professional legal services when advising, representing a...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11201
Established Downtown Brooklyn Law Firm is seeking a Paralegal for Litigation and some receptionist work. 1-3 years experiences preferred but will train, college degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits available....
Prominent law firm in Boca Raton is looking for a paralegal with at least 3 years probate and guardianship experience to join their firm. This position is working with one of the partners and another paralegal. Requires someone with a leadership mentality who is a self starter and able to deal with the pressure and deadlines of a large and busy firm, with minimal supervision. Ideal candidate will...
Honigman is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal/Specialist in our Kalamazoo office to provide legal support on a variety of tasks focused on intellectual property matters, including gathering of preliminary technical information for intellectual property assessment, monitoring deadlines for various domestic and foreign patent activities, and handling routine activities in connection with th...
FEDERAL DEFENDERS OF NEW YORK, INC. Opening: Legal Secretary Location:Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. 52 Duane Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10007 Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. Overview: Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a Legal Secretary. FDNY is a federal public defender office that provides legal representation to persons accused of federal crimes who ca...
Family Law Paralegal/Legal Assistant (Ft. Lauderdale Area) (Direct Hire) 1 year or more experience in Family Law Excellent communication skills Great writing skills Prepare pleadings according to attorneys instructions Maintain deadlines for cases and attorney calendar Attorney will train new hire on all other matters Entry level position and entry level salary but excellent opportunity for profes...
Croda is seeking a North American Corporate Counsel, to provide legal support to the US and Canada. The position is to be based in our Edison, NJ headquarters. The main responsibilities include: •Responsible for providing advice on, and solutions to, a broad range of legal issues of differing complexity mainly of a corporate or commercial nature e.g. corporate acquisitions or disposals, commercial...
Real Estate Legal Assistant/ Paralegal for Brickell Area, Direct Hire opportunity! Ideal candidate will possess the following skills: At least 3 years real estate law firm experience as paralegal or legal secretary (preferably commercial real estate experience in law firm or in-house legal department or title company) Experience in documentation: Preparing and filing a variety of documents, includ...
Beacon Hill Legal is looking for a contracts professional for an opportunity in Beech Grove, Indiana. A full description is listed below. Interested candidates should apply today! This position is looking to hire ASAP! Responsible for assisting with review of Information Services contracts, making changes as directed, reviewing changes with legal counsel, and coordinating communications with vendo...
Our client, a North Atlanta boutique firm, is seeking a trusts and estates legal assistant with a strong corporate background to support one Partner with all aspects of trusts and estates administration. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in handling all aspects of trusts and estates administration, and experience with corporate formations. Extreme attention to detai...
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