We have the best city for lawyers in America,? said Frank Worthington, chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. ?Our legal system has been ranked as one of the top two or three systems in the world.?
But he added that there are many challenges facing California’s legal community. For example, despite a highly educated workforce, employers are not hiring attorneys at a rate equal to their needs and educational levels. Attorneys also face increased competition from out-of-state firms who employ fewer people but command higher salaries. And while most law schools routinely graduate more than 100 percent of their entering students each year — something that can’t be said about colleges across the country — only 39 percent actually work in public service after graduation., according to WestlawNext data cited by The Loyola Law School Project..