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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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Join P.F. Chang?s China Bistro, Inc. as Corporate Counsel at our Home Office in North Scottsdale! You will be a key member of our Legal Department as you provide legal advice and services relating to activities conducted by the organization and its affiliates, including Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC. This position includes managing real estate matters, drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases and oth...
Company Confidential Miami, FL
A Miami law office has an immediate opening for a bankruptcy attorney with Chapter 13 experience. The seasoned candidate must be admitted into the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. He or she must have a proven track record that proves independent handling of these matters from start to confirmation. Chapter 7 and 13 experience required Bilingual a must [English/Spanish]; Creole a plus...
Law firm seeks an associate with 3-6 years of insurance coverage opinion writing experience and/or insurance coverage litigation and bad faith litigation experience. Candidates must have superior academic credentials from a top tier law school, strong written and verbal communication skills, and coverage experience. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, able to multi-task and handle challenging a...
This leading financial institution is looking for a temporary Paralegal to work with the attorneys and paralegals providing legal support and services its client for its Real Estate Investors group. The real estate and investors group specializes in commercial real estate and related investments on behalf of institutional and public, high net worth and retail investors. It currently has assets und...
Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC seeks Associate with at least two years of practice to enhance its Commercial Real Estate and Franchise Financing group. Knowledge of standard due diligence required, including - Leases, Franchise, Title, Surveys, as well as loan document preparation and negotiation. Ideal candidate will be computer proficient and highly organized. Congenial work environment; office loca...
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is seeking an Associate Attorney in its Manhattan office with experience in researching and analyzing points of law and drafting memoranda and briefs on matters involving public international law and international investment law, in the context of disputes between sovereign states and foreign companies, or between companies from different countries. LLM in...
Contracts Administrator McLean, Virginia Requisition ID: 1355 Travel: <25% Remote Work Option: No Job Description The Contracts Administrator will perform cradle to grave contract and subcontract administration for primarily federal government contracts and subcontracts to support primarily the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. He/She will support proposal process by completing a thoroug...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking an Attorney to work in Sandy Springs, GA. Earn $50,000 to $65,000 per year at this full-time, permanent position. Work 40+ hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Job Description: Litigation Review and work on personal injury and workers' compensati...
We have been retained to begin recruiting for an experienced, certified Paralegal or legal secretary. This position is a full-time, permanent opportunity for a well respected firm in the Albany area. The ideal candidate must have at least five years of Paralegal/Legal secretary experience and a background in Personal Injury, Real Estate, and Matrimonial. This firm is looking for an organized and r...
Real Estate Paralegal with closing experience for a rapidly growing, fast-paced, established Virginia Beach law firm. Real estate processing and closing experience, including title review and excellent customer service skills a must. Qualifications Previous real estate processing, closing and title knowledge Strong accuracy and attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills...
LEGAL ASSISTANT Virginia Beach-based law firm seeking an experienced legal assistant. Must be highly organized and be able to multi-task in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment. Excellent computer skills required, including WORD and EXCEL experience. Qualifications · Experience in General District and Circuit Court filings; administrative experience · Excellent verbal and written communication...
DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Litigation Paralegal in the Sacramento, CA office. Under attorney supervision, this position performs a range of substantive case, matter or entity related duties. Prepares drafts of legal and other documents and correspondence for attorney review. Compiles, analyzes and summarizes information. Coordinates efforts between attorneys, cli...
Invenergy LLC, a leading developer, owner and operator of renewable and natural gas-fired power generation facilities, located in downtown Chicago, is currently looking to hire an Assistant General Counsel/Real Estate & Construction. This position is located in our Chicago (downtown), IL office and reports to the Deputy General Counsel. Responsibilities will include: Provide professional legal adv...
Company Confidential Herndon, VA, 20190
Our client is a prestigious law firm with offices across the United States and in Asia. Their Patent Counseling & Prosecution practice provides sophisticated patent services to technology clients in a wide range of industries. Our team assists companies in many different technology fields to strategically acquire and protect patent rights in the United States and in foreign countries. This positio...
Zucker, Goldberg and Ackerman, LLC, a law firm specializing in creditor protection in real estate, foreclosure, bankruptcy, eviction and litigation as well as real estate closings has an immediate opening for a Legal Assistant. This position will be responsible for reviewing Pennsylvania complaints, merging service documents and motions and ordering checks and payoff statements from clients. Daily...
Program Execution: Follow the processes and methodologies for delivering programs and ensure all project managers within the program follow the prescribed methodologies and utilize the standard reporting templates. Effectively use the tools required for managing programs and projects. Define and review program scope, successfully plan and track multiple projects encompassing Product Management, AD...
Orlans Moran is a family of law firms and real property focused companies offering sophisticated products and services through highly efficient processes, innovative technology and skilled team members. We are currently looking for several Legal Processors to grow our expanding team. This position is responsible for opening, retrieving, processing and/or preparing documents, and client communicati...
Myers Wolin, LLC a law firm located in Morristown, NJ, is seeking a mid-level patent agent or patent attorney for full time patent prosecution and opinion work. The candidate MUST have 3+ years of patent prosecution experience in electronics, wireless communications, software, or computer science. Preferred candidates should have at least a master or doctorate degree in these areas. The firm has a...
Commercial Real Estate Paralegal We are a prestigious regional law firm looking for a Commercial Real Estate Paralegal. This position includes all functions related to commercial real estate transactions. Temp-to-hire or possible Direct Hire. Responsibilities Draft, prepare, and organize commercial real estate closing documents Prepare closing statements Review and plot legal descriptions Prepare...
Rochester Precision Optics specializing in precision glass molded aspherical lenses and optical assemblies for Defense, Imaging, Industrial and Medical industries is currently seeking a Procurement Manager for their vertically integrated manufacturing facilities in W. Henrietta, NY. The procurement manager is responsible for all aspects of management for externally purchased parts and materials. K...

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