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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 Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Fort Worth law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to handle MVA cases. The right candidate MUST have 2 to 7 years’ experience in a high volume plaintiff’s personal injury practice. Experience supervising other litigation support team members is a plus. In order to succeed in this firm, you must have a strong work ethic and know your clients and cases. The right candidate is...
POSITION: Enforcement Legal Analyst Reports To: Manager of Compliance Enforcement Location: Tampa, Florida Travel Required: Yes: approximately 10% Posted Date: 9/10/2014 POSITION SUMMARY This position will serve as an Enforcement Legal Analyst in the Compliance Department of Florida Reliability Coordinating Council (FRCC). This position will be a team participant in the implementation of the...
Compliance Analyst Bankers Healthcare Group is the premier provider of financing solutions for healthcare professionals nationwide. BHG offers funding for commercial purposes with the speed and efficiency that healthcare professionals deserve and expect. Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. is looking for a Compliance Analyst. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of compliance and risk...
Seeking a Paralegal 3 or more years of experience and a background in software licensing and technology. Must be proficient in contract drafting and interpretation and comfortable supporting negotiations as needed. Skills: • Software licensing and technology background • Proficient in contract drafting and interpretation • Comfortable supporting negotiations as needed • 3 years or more experi...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
Midtown employment law firm looking for a legal assistant immediately. You MUST be dependable, on time, able to follow direction and pay attention to detail, proactive, able to look ahead to prioritize and balance workload, energetic and truly have excellent customer service skills. Must be proficient in Word (including Tables of Authorities and Tables of Contents) and Outlook and be able to work ...
Global electronic technology company based in northern California seeks a Senior Counsel for their growing legal department. The attorney will provide legal counsel regarding corporate and securities matters including ’34 Act and other securities laws compliance, corporate governance and Board of Director support, strategic transactions (including M&A, divestitures, joint ventures and equity inve...
Company Confidential Lakewood, NJ, 08701
Title agency seeks full-time paralegal with real estate/title experience. Wonderful growth opportunity in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The right candidate will be highly organized, computer literate with fluent knowledge of Word and Excel, and comfortable working in a high pressure, deadline-driven setting. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package....
The WIRB‐Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research. With eight individual AAHRPP‐accredited panels, over 100 experienced board members, and over 60 years of combined experience in protocol and study‐related review, the WIRB‐Copernicus Group brings more expertise to the industry than any other ethical solutions provider. We ...
Legal Secretary/Litigation - Totowa NJ (near Willowbrook Mall) Mid-sized Law Firm (approx 25 employees) seeks experienced LITIGATION secretary. Candidates should be personable, professional and have 3+ years experience with NJ Litigation procedures. Skills should include excellent typing with a high degree of accuracy, dictaphone, spelling and grammatical capabilities. Perfect position for a res...
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...
A Business Immigration Paralegal job is available courtesy of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. To be considered for this position, you must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a business immigration paralegal. This is a permanent position. Salary DOE. Immigration Paralegal Responsibilities · Perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy....
Receptionist/Errand Person resume/references to: Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, P.C. Attn: Office Admin 201 W. Main, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59802 ***** ALL INQUIRIES STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Our client, a downtown Dallas law firm, is looking for a polished Legal Secretary with 5+ years of Commercial Litigation experience to support a senior partner. Ideal Legal Secretary will possess great communication skills, be a self-starter and have experience wearing many different hats. Legal Secretary must also have strong MS Word and e-filing abilities, strong attention to detail skills, and ...
Company Confidential Williamsville, NY, 14221
REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL: For Suburban Office. Must have experience in Purchases, Sales and Bank work. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Forward resume to ***** or MIKIENIS & MIKIENIS, P.C., Attorneys At Law 5838 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221...
Company Confidential Clarkston, MI, 48346
Northern Oakland County law firm seeks an experienced probate/estate planning/probate litigation legal assistant. Ideal candidate will have minimum of 10 years experience in all phases of managing litigation, probate/trust administration, and drafting of probate/estate planning documents. Proficient in use of Microsoft office(word and outlook) for creating and editing documents, correspondence and...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC has an immediate opening for a Legal Secretary in its Memphis office. Ideal candidate will have 3 + years of experience as a legal secretary, have administrative experience, exceptional communication and organizational skills, the ability to work effectively within a group or independently, proficiency in MS Word (high priority), Outlook and Exc...
With a dedication to product quality and excellent customer service, Brother International Corporation, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Brother Industries Ltd., is committed to being at the side of their customers. Brother International is a premier provider of products for the home, home office and office that revolutionize the way you live and work. . Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Brother e...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75207
JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE:Document Production Clerk LOCATION:Dallas Office REPORTS TO: Gloria Holmes Overview (Primary Purpose) The primary purpose of this position is to advance our clients’ needs by using typing skills and document preparation capabilities to produce legal documents in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. Describe the essential functions of the job  Will review ca...
# of Positions 1 Job Type Para-professional/Support Full/Part Time Full-Time Shift First Weekends Required Not Required 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 ...

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