WHERE THE LEGAL JOBS ARE IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2016
Lawyers were asked, “Which of the following best describes your company’s hiring plans?”
|Second half of 2016||First half of 2016|
|Expanding/adding new positions||31%||24%|
|Maintaining/filling vacated positions||51%||54%|
|Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions||12%||15%|
Lawyers were asked, “Which practice area will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the second half of 2016?”
|21% General business/corporate law|
|7% Real Estate|
|6% Family law|
|5% Regulatory or compliance|
|3% Intellectual property|
Lawyers were asked, “Which areas of litigation will offer the greatest job opportunities in the second half of 2016?”*
|43% Insurance defense|
|43% Commercial litigation|
|16% 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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