Even though this article was published in March, there are still some important key findings that show promise for the legal industry.
Some key findings in the report conducted by the Robert Half Legal Hiring Index
- The three most in-demand positions are lawyers (85 percent), paralegals (39 percent) and legal secretaries (24 percent).
- The practice areas expected to see the most growth in the second quarter are bankruptcy/foreclosure, litigation and general business/commercial law.
- Fifty-nine percent of lawyers said it is challenging to find skilled legal professionals, up eight points from the previous quarter.
*Robert Half Legal is a premier legal staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals.
Considering an online program? check out this handy article about what to think about if you’re considering an online program..
Don’t forget Sumner College is now offering an online course option for the Paralegal AAS Degree.
This a great little article about a woman who started as a secretary and went to on to get her Masters in Legal Studies with a Paralegal Certificate. Now she works for a non-profit pairing legal services with people in difficult situations.. Very inspiring!