The most in-demand practice area among law firms continues to be the corporate practice area with 694 openings as of April 30.
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Legal recruiter BCG Attorney Search has been appointed by law firms to fill a total of 3,135 attorney positions across 30 practice areas.
With the legal market making modest recovery, BCG Attorney Search hopes to place even more associates this year. The most in-demand practice area among law firms continues to be the corporate practice area with 694 openings as of April 30.
The recruiting firm also plans to place special focus on the IP field, for which it has the second highest number of openings. BCG’s clients currently need 622 attorneys for their IP and technology transactions positions. IP has consistently been among the most in-demand areas over the past 12 months according to the firm.
The other top four practice areas in terms of job openings are -
Litigation – 487 job openings
Real estate – 221 job openings
Employment – 174 job openings
Tax – 117 job openings
The top geographical locations according to BCG Attorney Search are:
California – 493
New York – 395
Illinois – 211
Texas – 193
Florida – 174
There are attorney job openings in all the major locations and every practice area listed on the site has at least a few job openings. BCG Attorney Search is also in the process of filling up 306 international positions for its clients. The main international locations are East Asia and Western Europe as well as openings in Australia and Dubai.
The recruiting firm has also recently published a State of the Market Report analyzing the market trends of the first quarter of 2013 based on feedback from its recruiters nationwide.
About BCG Attorney Search:
BCG Attorney Search is a premier recruiting firm for experienced attorneys in the United States. BCG Attorney Search has 10 offices across the U.S. and its recruiters focus only on working with attorneys. Since the year 2000, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys with employers who were the best fit for individual candidates, and helped law firms and companies with their recruitment efforts. The website of BCG Attorney Search is here http://www.bcgsearch.com/.