The legal industry consists of much more than just lawyers and judges. In fact, it encompasses a wide range of fields such as legal services, court systems, law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, social services, paralegals, and a great deal more. This valuable guide covers jobs that require a license or law degree as well as jobs that require special training. More than eighty jobs are profiled, including Environmental Lawyer, Legal Receptionist, Bail Bond Agent, Crimilogist, Appraiser, Appellate Judge, Juvenile Counselor, and Public-Interest Advocate. Several extensive appendixes provide directories of appropriate educational institutions, industry associations and organizations, periodicals, websites, and other useful information.
Susan Echaore-McDavid has over sixteen years of publishing experience and has authored, coauthored, or edited more than fifty books since 1982. She has written Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services and Career Opportunities in Education for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. Ms. Echaore-McDavid lives in California. Peter Vogt is a writer/editor, career counselor, and president of Career Planning Resources, a comprehensive communications company. He has written career development articles for several magazines and websites. Mr. Vogt lives in Minnesota.