Where the Legal Jobs Are in the Second Half of 2016 (Canada)

By Robert Half on June 16, 2016 at 9:14am

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 33% 23%
Maintaining/filling vacated positions 53% 56%
Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions 7% 17%
Reducing/eliminating positions 3% 2%

Lawyers were asked, “Which practice area will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the second half of 2016?”

36% Litigation
25% General business/corporate law
12% Real Estate
7% Privacy, data security and information law
5% Intellectual property
5% Regulatory or compliance

Lawyers were asked, “Which areas of litigation will offer the greatest job opportunities in the second half of 2016?”*

46% Commercial litigation
44% Insurance defence
13% Employment
8% Personal injury

*Multiple responses were permitted.

Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 150 lawyers with the largest law firms and legal departments in Canada

© 2016 Robert Half Legal

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