Some experienced lawyers are in high demand

While the legal job market continues to be tough, salary survey finds some hope

While the legal job market may still be in “struggle” mode, it’s not all gloom and doom, according to a new study.

Robert Half Legal, a legal placement company, recently surveyed 200 lawyers in large law firms and corporations in the United States about their current hiring trends.

The results revealed some encouraging news:

  • There is an uptick in need for lawyers in high demand practice areas, such as general business/commercial law, litigation, and labor and employment
  • More work is being brought in-house, putting pressure on law firms to offer more competitive pricing and improve their services
  • The most experienced in-house counsel have a projected salary in 2012 as high as $225,000
  • In the legal field in general, salaries are expected to rise 1.9% in 2012

Read more about Robert Half Legal’s annual salary guide.


Cathleen Flahardy

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