WHERE THE LEGAL JOBS ARE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017
|First half of 2017||Second half of 2016|
|Expanding/adding new positions||25%||31%|
|Maintaining/filling vacated positions||59%||51%|
|Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions||11%||12%|
Lawyers were asked, “Which practice area will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the first half of 2017?”
|16% General business/commercial law|
|7% Real estate|
|7% Family law|
|5% Regulatory or compliance|
|4% Labor and employment|
Lawyers were asked, “Which areas of litigation will offer the greatest job opportunities in the first half of 2017?”
|39% Commercial litigation|
|31% Insurance defense|
|7% Personal injury|
*Multiple responses were permitted.
Only top responses are shown.
Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 200 lawyers with the largest law firms and legal departments in the United States
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