Did you know that the federal government offers a variety of opportunities for a rewarding legal career, whether you’re a recent graduate without a law degree or a seasoned attorney with years of experience?


For example, as a legal assistant at the Department of Labor, you can conduct legal research and assist a judge in all aspects of hearings and cases. As a patent examiner for the Department of Commerce, you can handle legal questions surrounding new inventions. As the ethics attorney with the Federal Election Commission, you can ensure the agency’s ethical conduct.


Top Legal Positions by RegionPercentage
South Atlantic39.1%
Pacific West10.5%
West South Central8.5%
East North Central7.8%
Mountain West5.9%
West North Central5.7%
East South Central5.5%
Positions Overseas1.0%