For the attorney in the right place at the right time, even this legal market can turn out to be a huge career booster.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
The final BLS report before the presidential election shows that 171,000 nonfarm jobs were created in the economy. Reflecting the overall growth in the economy, BCG Attorney Search has also found over 3,000 attorney job openings.
Most media reports regarding the legal industry are full of stories of recent law graduates struggling to find jobs and being underemployed in jobs that do not require a JD. But BCG Attorney Search CEO Harrison Barnes says that lawyers with the right skills are still in demand. “We keep getting requests from our clients for IP lawyers, and most of them want lawyers with a technical background.” BCG Attorney Search is currently working towards filling 778 attorney jobs in the IP and patent practice areas for its clients.
The legal services sector remained virtually unchanged in October according to the BLS report. In the last 12 months, 6,600 legal jobs have been added.
BCG recruiters have also seen increased demand by law firms who want experienced corporate attorneys. One of the main areas for jobs in this sector is the Chicago market. BCG is in the process of recruiting 574 attorneys for firms in Chicago, out of which 113 will be corporate attorneys. BCG’s Chicago-based Jamie Bailey, who is in charge of the Midwest region for the firm says “Corporate transactional practices are getting busier and much like the first quarter, we have seen continued need for transactional associates in Chicago.” There are 769 corporate attorney jobs that the BCG recruiters are trying to fill up currently.
Litigation and real estate are the two other major practice areas that have seen increased openings. There are 497 litigation attorney job openings and 224 real estate attorney jobs that the firm is trying to fill up for its clients.
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