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The legal industry is thriving and now is a great time to embark on a legal career. The delivery of legal services is a complex process that requires a team of skilled professionals to provide quality and cost-effective service. As a result, the legal field holds hundreds of legal career options encompassing a diverse range of skills, experience and education. Developments in the law and technology are also creating new legal career opportunities.
Below is a list of popular legal careers and law-related careers. While this list is not all-inclusive, it represents a broad sampling of the hundreds of legal career opportunities that exist in the legal industry.


Core Legal Careers
  • Lawyer (also called Attorney, Counselor, Solicitor, Barrister, Advocate)]
  • Paralegal (also called Legal Assistant)
  • Legal Secretary (also called Adminstrative Assistant or Legal Assistant)
Careers in Legal & Administrative Support
  • Legal Assistant
  • File Clerk
  • Court Messenger
  • Copy Center Professional
  • Mailroom Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
Careers in Litigation Support
  • Litigation Support Professional
  • Hybrid Paralegal
  • E-Discovery Professional
  • Practice Support Professional
  • Document Coder
  • Litigation Support Analyst
  • Litigation Support Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Litigation Support Manager or Director
Careers in the Courtroom
  • Judge
  • Magistrate
  • Law Clerk
  • Mediator (also called Arbitrator or Conciliator)
Careers in Court Reporting
  • Court Reporter (also called Stenographer)
  • Broadcast Captioner
  • CART Provider (Communication Access Realtime Translation)
  • Webcaster
Careers in Legal Consulting
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Trial Technology Consultant
  • Jury Consultant
  • Trial Consultant
  • EDD Consultant
  • Computer Forensics Professional
  • Legal Software Consultant
  • Legal Marketing Consultant
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Legal Videographer
  • Legal Investigator
  • Accident Reconstructionist
  • Legal Management Consultant
  • Document Management Specialist
Careers in Legal Publishing
  • Legal Publisher
  • Legal Writer
  • Legal Editor
  • Legal Web Manager
Careers in Legal Administration
  • Law Firm Administrator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Law Firm Marketer
  • Practice Administrator
Careers in the Courthouse
  • Courtroom Deputy
  • Court Administrator
  • Court Interpreter
  • Courtroom Technology Specialist
  • Court Clerk
  • Prothonotary
Careers in Legal Education
  • Law Professor
  • Law School Dean
  • Law School Admissions Officer
  • Legal Career Counselor
  • Paralegal Instructor
  • Legal Researcher
Careers in Intellectual Property
  • Patent Attorney
  • IP Docketing Specialist
  • Patent Designer & Illustrator
  • Patent Agent
  • Patent Clerk
Careers in the Political System
  • Attorney General
  • District Attorney
  • Legislator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislative Staffer
  • Legal Analyst
  • Lobbyist
Miscellaneous Legal Careers
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Conflicts Analyst
  • Legal Recruiter


List of areas of law:
The following is a list of major areas of legal practice and important legal subject-matters.
Administrative law
Admiralty law (or maritime law)
Advertising law
Agency law
Alcohol law
Alternative dispute resolution
Animal law
Antitrust law (or competition law)
Appellate practice
Art law (or art and culture law)
Aviation law
Banking law
Bankruptcy law (creditor debtor rights law or insolvency and reorganization law)
Biotechnology law
Bird law
Business law (or commercial law); also commercial litigation
Business organizations law (or companies law)
Class action litigation/Mass tort litigation
Communications law
Computer law
Conflict of law (or private international law)
Constitutional law
Construction law
Consumer law
Contract law
Copyright law
Corporate law (or company law), also corporate compliance law and corporate governance law
Criminal law
Cryptography law
Cultural property law
Custom (law)
Cyber law
Derivatives and futures law
Drug control law
Elder law
Employee benefits law (ERISA)
Employment law
Energy law
Entertainment law
Environmental law
Equipment finance law
Family law
FDA law
Financial services regulation law
Firearm law
Food law
Franchise law
Gaming law
Health law
Health and safety law
Health care law
Immigration law
Insurance law
Intellectual property law
International law
International trade and finance law
Internet law
Labor law (or Labour law)
Land use & zoning law
Martial law
Media law
Mergers & acquisitions law
Military law
Mining law
Juvenile law
Music law
Mutual funds law
Nationality law
Native American law
Obscenity law
Oil & gas law
Parliamentary law
Patent law
Poverty law
Privacy law
Private equity law
Private funds law / Hedge funds law
Procedural law
Product liability litigation
Property law
Public health law
Railroad law
Real estate law
Securities law / Capital markets law
Social Security disability law
Space law
Sports law
Statutory law
Tax law
Technology law
Timber law
Tort law
Trademark law
Transport law / Transportation law
Trusts & estates law
Utilities Regulation
Venture capital law
Water law
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