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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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Summary The Associate Attorney supports the Firms business by driving and maintaining daily operations within the South Florida office. Primary goals are establishing positive relationships with the Firm’s clients, effectively managing a broad and varied caseload and providing leadership and stability within the office by fostering positive working relationships with its staff and the staff throug...
Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Job Responsibilities: Support the Cust...
Liberty Mutual Insurance At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential to all that we do. Our commitment to building and sustaining a talented and diverse workforce has helped us to become a global leader in property and casualty insurance. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue. Our financial strength and profitability...
Good Opportunity! Law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh is seeking a high level legal secretary to support shareholder and associate involved in litigation. Five years plus years of experience in litigation is necessary. Candidate must be capable providing administrative, secretarial and paralegal support to a busy shareholder and associate and have the ability to manage the daily activities of...
Summary: This position is primarily responsible for supporting the firm's team of litigation attorneys by performing the following duties. Excellent opportunity to work in a unique law firm environment where dedication is recognized and new ideas are welcomed. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Experienced litigation paralegal comfortable in preparing pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motio...
Professional HR Expert needed to join our team of advisors and attorneys in providing employment law guidance to medical and dental practices across the country. This job primarily entails providing information, guidance, and HR support over the phone and via email to members who call in to our Solution Center™ hotline. Your role as an Employment Law Expert and HR Advisor is to listen to client is...
Who We Are For more than two decades, POET has defined the art of biorefining. We grew from a single, humble refinery in Scotland, South Dakota, to one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products. With products like our Dakota Gold distillers grains, ViolaTM corn oil, and INVIZTM zein, we use that same innovative spirit to develop natural, renewable food sources and a...
If you are interested in joining a stable, fast-growing company that encourages professional advancement, fosters teamwork and rewards ingenuity, then Cobham may be right for you. Cobham is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense technology and systems. Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated mil...
We currently have 4 openings for legal secretaries / legal assistants at firms in Westshore, (West Tampa), and Downtown Tampa. These positions require experience working as a litigation legal secretary or legal assistant. A snap shot of each position is as follows. All inquiries are strictly confidential. A recruiter who worked in law firms for 25 years will be assisting you with the process of fi...
JOB TITLE: Media Legal Assistant and Project Administrator Reports To: Director of Human Resources Status: Full-time Benefits: In accordance with the Prince Lobel handbook Summary Job Description: Prince Lobel is looking for a media- and social media-savvy individual with initiative, terrific organizational skills, and demonstrated follow-through to serve as the primary legal assistant to, and pro...
Receptionist/ Staff Assistant The Wisconsin Legislative Council is seeking a Receptionist/Staff Assistant to perform receptionist and general office support functions. High school graduation plus three years of office experience preferred. Position is full-time and includes benefits. Salary based on experience. Send letter of interest and resume by August 31 to: Director, P.O. Box 2536, Madison, W...
Company Confidential Reston, VA
Prominent law firm in Northern Virginia is looking for a business litigation legal secretary with 5-10 years of law firm experience, exceptional tenure, with solid Microsoft Office skills. Duties include but are not limited to: preparation of a variety of litigation pleadings; arranging filing and service of documents; electronically filing serving court documents as required by the court, extensi...
Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Division: SMSD - Diagnostics Location: NY - Tarrytown Req ID: 135977 Position Title: Patent Paralegal Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Bachelors Degree Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnosti...
You might be the person we’re looking for if you… Are passionate about delivering the highest levels of customer service. Have seven+ years' work experience with two+ years in a professional services environment. Excel at working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and managing competing priorities. Engender a culture of professionalism, teamwork and accountability. Have a solid understanding of...
We are looking for someone with 3-5 years paralegal experience, preferable IP/patent litigation. Position requires strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple concurrent projects calmly and confidently. Must be detail oriented and have good word-processing skills. Experience should include electronic court filing, motion practice, legal and fact cite-checking, and familiarity with...
Atlantic Law Group, LLC is a real property focused company offering sophisticated products and services through highly efficient processes, innovative technology and skilled team members. We are currently looking for a Litigation Paralegal to grow our expanding team. This position is responsible for and involves responding to and drafting all aspects of litigation. Major Duties and Responsibilitie...
We are currently seeking a legal secretary for a client in the downtown Albany area. Candidates must have prior legal secretarial experience. In this role you will be providing administrative support to 3 attorneys in the Estate Planning and Tax areas. Responsibilities include gathering documents/files, handling various research requests, tracking deadlines, performing document work, calendaring,...
Madison, 53711
Client Services Data Entry Specialist Are you looking for a PART-TIME innovative career supporting legal professionals on the near Westside ? If your answer is YES we are currently seeking a bright, articulate, individual to join our team in a challenging corporate environment. Essential Duties Primary responsiblity is data entry Scanning/emailing reports Courier service using company car Basic co...
P/T LEGAL SECRETARY Busy Mount Laurel Law Firm needs an experienced plaintiff litigation secretary working with Personal Injury & workers' Compensation cases. Salary commensurate with experience. 20 hrs per week. Pleasant working conditions & good benefits. Qualified candidates may fax resume to 856-727-9616...
NORTH DAKOTA State Job Opportunities www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/announcements.asp Procurement Officer II State Procurement Office - Bismarck Develop & administer statewide contracts for goods & services, programs & systems. Provide procurement assistance & training to agencies & vendors. Reqs strong communication, writing, analytical skills, Word & Excel. Reqs bachelor's degree & 4 yrs procurement relat...

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