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Legal – Job Summaries

Legal – Job Summaries


Employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 67,600 new jobs. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, there is expected to be strong demand to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Additionally, the demand for lawyers is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and governments require legal services in many areas. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2020).

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Arbitrator, Mediator, Conciliator

Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.

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Judges and Hearing Officers

Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts.

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Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

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Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers.

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