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2022 Salary Guide from Robert Half

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4 Hiring Trends Legal Managers Need to Know

Law firms want to hire and are facing fierce competition.

Law firms are actively hiring, but they’re facing greater competition from corporate legal departments.

In response, firms are raising salaries and bonuses, especially for associates.

Corporate legal departments ramp up their hiring efforts.

Rising workloads are driving in-house hiring needs. Legal departments are working with contract professionals and consultants to tap specialized skills unavailable internally.

Demand grows for technology expertise among support staff.

Organizations need legal support professionals who possess strong technology skills to help with virtual depositions and hearings.

Employers prize experience with litigation software, online document management, e-filing and billing systems.

The hottest legal jobs include:

Compliance analysts
Contract managers
In-house counsel
Law firm associates
Legal assistants

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