Best Areas For New Lawyers?

Law firms: Overall, hiring remained robust in 2016 and is on track for another strong year in 2017. While it remains challenging to hire top-tier attorneys at all levels of experience, we continue to see more opportunities than we can fill. Simply put, the tide of talent has shifted—and as a result law firm leaders need to reexamine their recruiting strategies and look beyond traditional entry-level candidates. Law school graduates with industry experience are no longer an afterthought; they’re now viewed as marketable assets that can help develop and strengthen your organization’s legal talent pool.

Overall, hiring remained robust in 2016 and is on track for another strong year in 2017. While it remains challenging to hire top-tier attorneys at all levels of experience, we continue to see more opportunities than we can fill. Simply put, the tide of talent has shifted—and as a result law firm leaders need to reexamine their recruiting strategies and look beyond traditional entry-level candidates. Law school graduates with industry experience are no longer an afterthought; they’re now viewed as marketable assets that can help develop and strengthen your organization’s legal talent pool. New grads: The best place for new lawyers? Trends show that yet again there were fewer job offers made during this cycle compared with previous years (see “The numbers behind lawyer retention rates”), but those offers did increase overall from 2015 by about 2 percent over last year (from

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