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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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Job Summary: Senior para-professional position supporting legal counsel on commercial transactions (focus on drafting, negotiating and administering written contracts and advising on routine commercial activities) and other legal matters. Regularly interfaces with internal and external legal counsel and staff, executive management, all functional departments of business units including sales pers...
BASIC DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Solicitation analysis to include, but not limited to, the review of terms and conditions, risk, potential organizational conflict of interest, teaming flow down requirements. Ability to independently review subcontracts, non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements and other contractual agreements. Ability to develop and/or review Excel spreadsheets in support of ...
Active Kansas and Missouri Bar admission required JOB SUMMARY: Provides representation for clients on complex and/or high-risk legal matters. Reviews and evaluates assigned cases. Prepares and tries cases in all courts and agencies. Provides related legal advice and services and manages relationships with Claims and Clients. Assists in mentoring of other trial attorneys. Reporting Relationships:...
Support will include the following tasks: · Supporting the acquisition planning process, including review of customer-submitted procurement packages to ensure completeness; market research; recommendation of procurement strategy; recommendation of contracting methods and types; development of written acquisition plans; interpretation and application of relevant laws, policies, standards and proce...
ABOUT US: SyWest Development is a privately held real estate company with operations primarily based in the western U.S. We are a fully integrated company focusing on the acquisition, development and long-term management of core real estate assets. We are well capitalized, have an experienced management team and are well positioned for significant growth. More information on our company can be fo...
RMKB's Redwood City office is currently seeking an associate with 5-6 years experience in commercial litigation and employment law. In addition to a collegial working environment and excellent support staff, we offer competitive salary, bonus program and benefits. Highly-motivated candidates with exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills....
East Bay Municipal Utility District General Counsel Salary: Depending on Qualifications Excellent Benefits East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) seeks an experienced public sector attorney for our General Counsel position. EBMUD is the West’s largest independently operated water and wastewater utility located in the San Francisco Bay Area with headquarters in Oakland, California. We hav...
Company: Yoh CMC Regulatory Affairs Project Manager needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Collegeville, PA. The Big Picture - Top Skills Should You Possess: - CMC regulatory affairs What You'll Be Doing: - Global role for a highly motivated regulatory affairs professional, for 'small molecule' pharmaceuticals. - Responsible for global Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Co...
Dallas office of leading national law firm seeks a 3-6 year Corporate Associate. Firm is a nationally recognized industry leader and serves businesses worldwide on a wide variety of complex corporate issues. Candidates should have excellent credentials and relevant experience. Specific skill set includes experience in a variety of corporate matters such as public and private securities offerings,...
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Assist in the establishment and cultivation of key government relationships in conjunction with the ongoing identification and monitoring of global technical/regulatory issues; to oversee the development of position statements and market information; to work with ABC staff, regulators and industry on a global level in resolving import issues and other market access situations; ...
Legal Assistant - South Charlotte - $35-50k Ballantyne company is looking for a strong, experienced Legal Assistant to work for a company that deals in clean energy. This company is growing rapidly and handling a big pipeline of transactions. Smaller company that develops clean energy facilities. RESPONSIBILITIES Providing legal support to attorneys - preparing legal documentation, corresponden...
Company Confidential Raleigh, NC, 27615
Associate Attorney specializing in Personal Injury and Litigation Description: Must be able to work in a fast paced, high volume, team environment Responsibilities will include the review and management of injury cases, negotiation of claims, and litigation of cases as required. Requirements: 10 years experience; Excellent written and oral communications, customer service, organization and comp...
Now seeking a skilled Legal Assistant with 2+ years of recent experience within a Law Office. Proven ability to help organize, assist in maintaining minute books, draft resolutions, prepare share certificates and complete annual filings. Will need to have a team player mentality as you will be required to put the organizations needs first and provide occasional administrative support to the legal...
Company Confidential Mineola, NY, 11501
PROVISIONAL POSITION Types and prepares legal documents. Checks files and proofreads documents to verify accuracy and completeness of citation and references in legal documents and correspondence. Maintains calendars for attorneys, including court calendars where applicable. Types reports, letters, schedules and forms. Operates a personal computer and utilizes standard office computer applica...
Personal injury law firm seeks full-time Legal Assistant/Paralegal for our central Ohio office. Responsibilities include case management, litigation, extensive contact with clients, and misc. duties. Individual must possess litigation experience, excellent grammar, spelling, typing and telephone skills. We offer competitive compensation plan, and benefits. Please fax resume to (614) 342-2685 or em...
TRANSACTIONAL LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL Law firm seeking a legal secretary with experience handling corporate transactional matters including closings. Candidate must be organized, a fast typist, ability to stay calm under pressure and have the ability tomulti-task. Candidate will be working for the owner and one associate in a supporting role. They require good computer skills, stable work histo...
Outdoor Living/Lawn Care The Manager, Employment Law is responsible for providing legal advice on all aspects of employment law to Human Resources and business representatives throughout the Scotts Company and its affiliated Companies in the U.S and Canada. He/She will be responsible for managing and overseeing agency charges, investigations, and litigation matters, as directed and assigned by th...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77098
Personal Injury Trial Law Firm seeking paralegal with litigation experience. * At least two years of litigation experience, some admin experience a plus * Litigation support to attorneys in daily litigation matters * Communicate with clients and courts * Draft pleadings, discovery, and correspondence * Be responsible for medical and billing record affidavits * Calendar deadlines and be well-...
We are always hiring, because Vascular Solutions is always growing. Successful both clinically and financially, we provide meaningful work, financial rewards and rapid growth opportunities for employees who want a chance to achieve based on their own merits. Please review the responsibilities and requirements of the position below. If you would like to join the nation’s fastest growing medical de...
# 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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