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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Apply Litigation Paralegal Littleton, CO; Lakewood, CO Full-Time $65,000 - $95,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Litigation Paralegal with 5 years of Commercial Litigation experience, please read on! What's In I...
Company Confidential Traverse City, MI, 49685
Legal Assistant with Established Traverse City Law Firm. Competitive compensation/benefits consistent with abilities & experience. Mail resume to Legal Assistant PO Box 911, Traverse City, MI 49685 This job listing brought to you by The Traverse City Record Eagle...
About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD...
About Us The Gottlieb Organization, LLC works with our clients - whether wealthy families, privately owned companies or large publicly traded companies - to develop sophisticated solutions to complex financial problems. We develop and own an array of companies and proprietary financial strategies that allow us to deliver extraordinary solutions through creative and client-driven objectives. We ha...
The Dallas office of Beacon Hill Legal is actively recruiting licensed attorneys for full or part-time work-from-home contract assignments. We are seeking licensed attorneys with the following backgrounds: Securities and Capital Markets. *Specifically seeking candidates with a high-level of experience in and knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 ...
Our client, a regional law firm with offices in Denver, is seeking to hire a paralegal with experience in the Special Districts area. This paralegal will support the firm’s attorneys, and have extensive contact with clients, in a fast-paced practice environment, in all phases of special district organization and operations. Responsibilities will include: preparing and monitoring schedules of organ...
2 or more years experience as a paralegal/legal assistant. Assists attorneys in the practice of law, performing those legal and quasi-legal tasks which can be delegated to a staff employee. Responsibilities include but are not limited to indexing, organizing, and analyzing legal and other documents. Issuing subpoenas. Coordinating and participating in document production. Assisting with trial prep...
Boutique downtown law firm specializing in employment and business law seeks hard working and reliable part time paralegal to work approximately 3 days per week. Duties include maintaining professional office setting, handling client intake and prospective client leads, drafting correspondence, performing legal research, as well as assisting with the preparation of various pleadings, written disco...
A Sioux City Law Firm is looking to add a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant to its staff. This position will provide a full range of secretarial support to attorneys including: Assist litigation attorneys in the daily activities and functions of client and case management. Open and set up new files. Organize and maintain case files, research files, and miscellaneous files to enable retrieval of ...
Provides legal advice and services to the company in support of business objectives. Manages litigation, alternative dispute resolution, or administrative appeals involving the company. Retains and manages outside legal counsel on behalf of the company. Provides preventive law counseling and advises and/or participates in the development, structure, negotiation and administration of business trans...
INHOUSE Patent Searcher/Technical Advisor SUCCESSFUL SUBURBAN FIRM IS SEEKING AN INHOUSE PATENT SEARCHER/TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR AN EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY! DO YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA? 3+ YEARS OF PATENTABILITY AND CLEARANCE SEARCHING EXPERIENCE SEARCHING PATENT LITERATURE AND OTHER TECHNICAL/SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, ADVISING ON PATENTABILITY, RUNNING STATE OF THE ART SEARCHES AND RUNNING...
INHOUSE I.P. COUNSEL SUCCESSFUL SUBURBAN FIRM IS SEEKING INHOUSE COUNSEL FOR AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! DO YOU MEET THIS CRITERIA? -A minimum of 7 years experience as a patent attorney with significent patent drafting, prosecution, clearance and portfolio management experience -High technical proficiency in the areas of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and analytical che...
LEGAL SECRETARY Department: Business Services Details: The Legal Secretary is responsible for providing direct administrative support to Partners, Senior Counsel and Associates. Performs standard and advanced administrative and clerical duties, as well as independent project assignments. Reporting to: Fee-earners ESSENTIAL DUTIES Assist with the preparation, drafting, proofreading and filing ...
Job Description: Prestigious Regional Law Firm is currently seeking an experienced Worker's Compensation Paralegal. Responsibilities: ? Responsible for all litigation work cases in the office. ? Perform initial client interviews and schedule new and existing client appointments for various case types. ? Prepare and file all the civil lawsuits and Worker's Compensation claims. ? Perform disco...
Lehigh Valley based corporation seeks Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure attorney with 10+ years’ experience. Must be admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. Competitive Compensation. Excellent career opportunity....
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43220
Northwest Columbus law firm is looking for an experienced part time legal secretary/paralegal to support partner with collection practice. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience with document preparation and filling of garnishment orders, orders of distribution and various motions for courts in all Ohio counties. We are looking for a team player with good communication skills, ...
Company Confidential Fairfax, VA, 22031
Small transactional law firm in Fairfax, VA seeking full time Office Manager/Firm Administrator. Background in the legal field and experience with MS Office and Quickbooks required; legal billing experience preferred. Duties include accounts payable/receivable, invoicing, vendor interface and management, supervising secretaries. Competitive salary commensurate with experience; benefit package. Ple...
Our client, a property development corporation in downtown Dallas, is looking for a Real Estate Leasing Paralegal. This position will be the primary contact for all lease related questions and handling the organization and dispensation of lease information for the company. Other job duties include reviewing leases for critical dates, preparing abstracts, assisting with due diligence and Frank Dodd...
Job Summary: Provides paralegal services with legal department including managing domestic and international trademark and patent portfolio and registrations; also coordinates with international department to assist in registering and exporting products to foreign countries and distributors. Essential Functions: · Coordinating and working with Legal Department on assigned responsibilities, incl...
Randstad is currently seeking qualified individuals to work with our clients in the Birmingham metro area. Working hours: 8-5 Previous paralegal experience Prior experience with a firm in the litigation, employment, defense, or insurance area preferred Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs...

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