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WHERE THE LEGAL JOBS ARE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2018
Lawyers were asked, “Which of the following best describes your company’s hiring plans?”
|FIRST HALF OF 2018||SECOND HALF OF 2017|
|Expanding/adding new positions||22%||33%|
|Maintaining/filling vacated positions||51%||51%|
|Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions||14%||6%|
|Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions||0%||3%|
Lawyers were asked, “Which practice area will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the first half of 2018?”
|12%: General business/commercial law|
|5%: Regulatory or compliance|
|5%: Family law|
|3%: Intellectual property|
Lawyers were asked, “Which areas of litigation will offer the greatest job opportunities in the first half of 2018?”*
|48%: Insurance defense|
|33%: Commercial litigation|
|11%: 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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