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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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Curtis Legal Group is a law firm with a growing personal injury practice and we're looking to fill a position we call Case Coordinator. A Case Coordinator handles personal injury cases in the pre-litigation stage under the supervision of an attorney but with a lot of independence. Duties: * Collects information and documentation to support clients' claims; drafts correspondence; interacts with i...
A well organized and responsible individual to assist multiple attorneys. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Best Case computer programs. Verbal and written communication skills necessary. Will consider full or part time applicants for Monday through Friday hours. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Health insurance not available....
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Project Lead, Regulatory Affairs-4360140912 Description DePuy Synthes Companies is currently recruiting for a Project Leader, Regulatory Affairs – Neurological in Raynham, MA. DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthe...
Our client, a large corporation in the Katy area is seeking a Paralegal with 3 plus years of experience, specifically in the labor and employment practice group within a corporation or law firm environment. Qualified candidates must have a strong understanding of employee relations and litigation process as well as strong technical skills with the ability to learn new systems with ease. Specifical...
English (United States): Contracts Administrator Posting Description - English (United States): MoreDirect is a profitable $800M+ company focusing on providing technology solutions for the Fortune 2000, located in Boca Raton, Florida. MoreDirect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PC Connection (PCCC), a $2 Billion+ publicly traded company located in Merrimack, NH. MoreDirect offers a wide range of...
Company Confidential Sterling, VA, 20164
The Immigration Specialist will be the most experienced paralegal in the practice group. This newly created role will be based in Sterling, VA. You will: Work closely with partners and associates to lead the team Work closely with new and existing clients and serve as a key point contact for them Manage a team of junior paralegals, and be responsible not only for their day-to-day management, bu...
JOB SUMMARY: The Legal Analyst manages a diverse scope of legal projects involving independent analysis, negotiation and drafting of non-standard commercial agreements, prepares and files regulatory documents, responds to inquiries and requests, conducts legal research, and provides support to Contracts Administration and department Attorneys. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Handle bankr...
Damon Morey seeks litigation attorney to work in medical malpractice group. Attorney should have a minimum of 5 years litigation experience with medical malpractice preferred but not required. Excellent law school credentials and NYS bar admission required. Please send resumes to Damon Morey LLP, 200 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1200, Buffalo NY 14202 Attention M. Dalton...
Company Confidential Plano, TX, 75074
Plano Law Firm looking for a full-time legal assistant with at least three years of family law experience for a busy family law practice in Plano, Texas (Central/15th). The hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Legal Secretary Job Purpose: Enhances attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support; representing the attorney to clients and others. Primary duties inclu...
Legal Secretary The Heidman Law Firm offers an exciting, fast-paced, team environment and is currently seeking an experienced legal secretary. The ideal candidate will be experienced, professional, have a proven work ethic as well as excellent organizational, secretarial, and communication skills. Competitive salary and benefits. No phone calls please. Email letter of introduction and resume to Br...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Company Contracts San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Apply Legal Counsel - Commercial Company Contracts San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA Full-Time $140,000 - $175,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Legal Co...
Job Summary The Regulatory Affairs Associate II is responsible for monitoring regulatory activities in assigned markets and for ensuring that all domestic and international regulations and guidelines are met. Help maintain established procedures and processes to assure regulatory compliance, and provide support to product development, quality assurance, marketing and other departments. Essential...
Now Hiring Legal Secretary $17.00-$20.00/hr Brooklyn & Manhattan, NY Duties/Requirements: Perform secretarial duties and utilize proper legal terminology, procedures and documents Prepare legal papers and correspondences, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas Provide correspondences regarding documentation status and claim completions (MS Outlook) Input data into tracking s...
The DIRECTOR, LABOR RELATIONS is responsible for all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. The Labor Relations Director will be the chief spokesperson in labor negotiations and will be primary counsel on labor contract administration. The Labor Relations Director will advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their imp...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77056
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with 700+ attorneys in offices across the U.S. and internationally, is seeking a Paralegal for its Houston office.The right candidate must possess a minimum of 5-7 years litigation experience. Extensive trial experience as well as knowledge of federal and state court regulations, and docket experience required. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills along wi...
COMPANY OVERVIEW: Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a market leader in advanced visualization software solutions for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's sophisticated technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the ...
Busy Long Beach Workers' Compensation Defense firm seeking a legal secretary with good organization skills and has at least 2 year of experience in the Workers Comp field. Must have experience with A-1 program. Salary will commensurate with experience and demonstrated ability. Please send resume in word format and include salary requirements....
Company Confidential Edison, NJ, 08817
Job Purpose: Legal Secretary with experience in Medical Malpractice/Personal Injury Serves clients by managing cases; supporting trial proceedings, under supervision of an attorney. Duties: * Organizes cases by establishing and organizing files; establishing calendars; expediting requirements and deadlines; documenting actions. * Develops cases by researching pertinent law; scheduling depositi...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Work for a great law firm! We are seeking a Receptionist/Legal assistant to assist in busy homeowner’s association and real estate practice. We try to hire the best candidates and look for a good work ethic and the ability to work with others. You will be busy with document assembly of demand letters and lawsuit pleadings, communicating with property managers and homeowners, enfo...
Company Confidential Pasadena, CA, 91107
Job Description: Pasadena Judgment Enforcement law firm is seeking a Senior Paralegalto perform a variety of paralegal and administrative support duties. This is a unique firm thatprimarily practices in the area of Judgment Enforcement; all candidates with current or recent judgment enforcement experience will be given priority. 1) Advanced ability to proofread, edit, and draft correspondence 2...

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