One in Four Law Firms Plan to Add Bankruptcy and Litigation Lawyers

law firm hiring, bankruptcy, litigationBankruptcy and Litigation Most In-Demand Specialties 

Despite a down economy and layoffs in the legal field, one-quarter (25 percent) of lawyers interviewed recently said their organizations would be adding personnel in the next 12 months. The majority (65 percent) of survey respondents forecast no change in staffing levels while one in 10 attorneys said their firms and corporations would be reducing the size of their teams in the coming year.

The two practice areas anticipated to experience the most growth, according to those polled, are bankruptcy and litigation.

The survey was developed by Robert Half Legal, a leading staffing service specializing in attorneys, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals. It was conducted from Feb. 11-27, 2009, by an independent research firm and includes responses from 300 attorneys among the largest law firms and corporations in the United States and Canada. All respondents have at least three years of experience in the legal field.

For the rest of the story, see the LawMarketing Portal at



Trackbacks (0) Links to blogs that reference this article Trackback URL
Comments (0) Read through and enter the discussion with the form at the end