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.
Following the recent settlement of two lawsuits, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office was able to retain over two dozen positions.
ONGOING OR COMPLETE INVESTIGATION SETS THE STAGE FOR THE approach and contact of employers. It is too difficult to tailor your background to each employer, even if the employers all practice in your field of interest. However, the other extreme - a rigid, unvarying approach - will fail to attract a particular employer's interest.