Although warnings about a poor job market and an economy on the brink of a recession have filled the airwaves recently, the 2008 outlook for the legal market shows that it will continue to be a booming sector. Work, as well as jobs, in the areas of corporate securities, energy, and IP law in particular will continue to grow throughout the year. Moreover, salaries will also rise by 9.1% for attorneys, with first year associates who work at large firms earning $111,750 to $137,000.
There are a number of different legal jobs for interested parties to look into, as this field is about much more than lawyers and attorneys. In fact, many of these jobs are perfect for those who would eventually like to have one of these high paying law careers, but have not yet finished their schooling. These jobs are also a good fit for anyone who is looking for a highly rewarding career, as you will have many chances for advancement and great earning potential should you get involved with this type of legal work.
The new year is upon us, and that can mean only one question is at the forefront of most people's minds interested in the legal profession: do you really want to become a lawyer? With tuition rates on the rise and the American Bar Association telling people to think carefully before applying to law school, it would behoove you to give the question its fair due.