Sunday, September 24, 2017

Law firms expect new associate hiring to increase slightly over next 12 months

The legal staffing firm Robert Half Legal released the results of a recent phone survey of 175 lawyers with hiring authority within their respective firms and found that about 22% expect to increase the hiring of new associates next year while the majority, 67%, expect to neither increase nor decrease their hiring plans for new lawyers in the coming year.  So, it would be fair to characterize this as "modestly" good news for law students expecting to graduate this spring. The executive summary doesn't say whether only large employers were surveyed but it does include respondents from both the U.S. and Canada. You can read the executive summary here.

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