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LawCrossing Aggressively Posts Legal Jobs Despite Reported Job Losses in the Legal Industry
October 08, 2008
Pasadena, CA — LawCrossing, the legal industry's most reliable job board, now offers more than 143,000 live and active job listings to its users. The legal job board has not been adversely affected in its efforts by the slumping job market and has surpassed a slew of other legal job boards with its current collection of jobs. ''This is despite the job losses reported by the Labor Department,'' says Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of LawCrossing.

According to the latest data released by the US Department of Labor, employment in the legal services sector has dropped by 1.3%, a loss of 15,600 jobs since May 2007. According to the report, there were 1,165,100 jobs in the legal sector in September, as compared to 1,180,700 jobs in May 2007. Overall, the US job market lost 159,000 jobs in September, of which 2,000 were in the legal sector.

''The wave of economic turbulence has taken out thousands of jobs from various industries. In the legal industry, the most affected practice areas have been finance and real estate. However, LawCrossing and other EmploymentCrossing companies have been relentlessly finding jobs from every possible source and adding them to their databases to support the efforts of thousands of job seekers,'' says Barnes.

Recently, the white-shoe national law firm Heller Ehrman dissolved, stranding over 500 employees. Additionally, various law firms have reduced the size of their summer associate programs in light of the weakening economy, and some firms have been strictly evaluating employee performances in order to indirectly cut staff. ''The economy is in a crisis all right. But the flip side to every crisis is another opportunity. LawCrossing offers not one or two, but hundreds of thousands of new legal opportunities,'' says Barnes.

The 143,000-plus legal jobs listed on LawCrossing comprise attorney jobs, law student jobs, paralegal jobs, and other legal openings. The current job counts for each of these categories are as follows:
  • Attorney jobs (34,825)
  • In-house jobs (18986)
  • Law student jobs (12,760)
  • Law student clerkship jobs (6,005)
  • Legal staff jobs (15,062)
  • Post graduate clerkship jobs (1,312)
  • Summer associate/internship jobs (2,719)
''LawCrossing has got hundreds of staff working rigorously to ensure that we have the richest and most reliable selection of current legal jobs in the country. We specialize in finding and posting all available legal jobs, so users can rest assured that they are never missing a beat with LawCrossing,'' adds Barnes. In addition to its constant efforts to expand the resources and number of jobs on the site, LawCrossing features the hottest legal news stories and profiles of the industry's key players.

For more information on LawCrossing, please visit www.lawcrossing.com.

Mary Waldron, Editorial Coordinator

About LawCrossing
LawCrossing is an affiliate of EmploymentCrossing, a powerful and comprehensive organization dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will enhance their careers. LawCrossing consolidates every legal job opening it can find in one convenient location. LawCrossing was ranked 72nd on the 2007 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the US. The website also offers a seven-day free trial to new members.
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