Demand for specialized expertise drives up much of the legal hiring activity. In particular, corporate legal departments and small-to-midsize law firms seek skilled legal candidates with 3-7 years of experience to join their teams.
Legal professionals are trying to attain better work-life balance through remote and hybrid work arrangements, although many employers want them fully in-office. Robert Half recruiters report that this can contribute to positions being left unstaffed. Employee attrition and competition for expertise have law firms and corporate legal departments increasing their reliance on skilled contract professionals.
Robert Half Salary Guide for 2024
Jamy J. Sullivan is executive director of the legal practice at Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm. Robert Half offers contract, temporary, and permanent placement solutions and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm. Visit RobertHalf.com.