Litigation is leading the hiring
The legal field should see more hiring activity in the months ahead, new research indicates. Nearly one-third (31 percent) of lawyers interviewed by Robert Half Legal said their law firm or company plans to expand or add new positions while half (50 percent) said their organizations will be maintaining staff levels by filling vacated posts. Thirteen percent of survey respondents said they will not be filling vacant positions or creating new ones while two percent said they will be reducing or eliminating positions.
A surge in litigation-related work is prompting the expansion of legal teams, the research suggests. More than half (55 percent) of lawyers expect litigation to drive hiring at their law firms and companies followed by business and commercial law matters, cited by 39 percent of those polled. Although hiring is on the horizon for many, locating candidates with the specialized skills and abilities employers require may prove difficult: 53 percent of survey respondents cited at least some challenge in finding skilled legal professionals.
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