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Legal Staff Hiring Set To Increase

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Robert Half recently released their quarterly Legal Hiring Index, which surveys lawyers about their hiring plans for the next three months, showed that hiring is set to increase by 29% over the next three months. Even more encouraging, perhaps, is that none of the lawyers interviewed planned on decreasing their legal staff.

''The business environment remains competitive, and law firms are adding staff to help them expand their client base and enhance service offerings,'' said Robert Half Legal's executive director, Charles Volkert. ''Law firms in particular are hiring on a full-time and project basis to keep up with growing business demand in hot practice areas such as litigation.''



While 58% of respondents stated that there would be no change in hiring, the index also asked which types of legal staff they would be hiring. 95% of those surveyed said they will be hiring lawyers, 49% said they would be hiring paralegals, 20% said they would be hiring legal secretaries and assistants, while another 19% said they would be hiring law clerks.

According to Volkert, legal support professionals, such as paralegals, will be needed on an increased basis due to the rise in bankruptcies and foreclosure filings.

The Index aggregates data via telephone interviews with 200 lawyers. Half of those interviewed come from smaller firms employing 20 persons or more, while the other half come from larger firms employing 1,000 persons or more.


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