Attorney Jobs Outlook Brightens - BCG Attorney Search

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According to the latest market research, conducted by BCG Attorney Search, firing of attorneys has dropped and hiring has picked up.

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"Legal jobs outlook will be bright in the second half of this year and through 2014.” – Harrison Barnes- Chief Executive Officer at BCG Attorney Search

The legal industry has reinvigorated. In response to this, Harrison Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of BCG Attorney Search says, “Legal jobs outlook will be bright in the second half of this year and through 2014. Resultantly, jobseekers will be able to breathe a little easier.”

Initially real estate attorneys were forced to adapt their practices to the ‘bear market.’ But the market’s recent recovery has offered them some relief. A significant change has particularly been noticed in Florida’s Jacksonville. With improvement in transactional and development work becoming evident, Barnes agrees with Richard Hawthorne – Partner at Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne PL – that transactional attorneys are busier now than they were few years back. A job search on the BCG Attorney Search website also shows that over 200 active openings for real estate attorneys in the U.S are yet unfilled.

Likewise, the Obama healthcare law has augmented the need for healthcare lawyers. A job search conducted on BCG Attorney Search’s website reveals more than 115 healthcare attorney jobs that are still awaiting takers.

Additionally, the ruling made by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify the definition of gluten-free on product labeling and to create stricter rules to stop cross-contamination during production has led to the creation of a number of new jobs for legal counsels. Kristen Polovoy, Litigation lawyer with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads who writes frequently on the subject of consumer fraud and product-labeling class actions, confirms that manufacturers will need to invest in legal counsels. She claims that manufacturers will require the services of professionals experienced in food labeling law to review their product labels. Consequently, it will lead to an uptick in jobs for Food & Drug Administration Attorneys.

Almost every area in daily American life is touched by the legal practice. Considering this, Barnes says that it was certain that jobs in the legal sector would never stagnate. The Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP) also reported that the law school class of 2012 secured more jobs and higher starting salaries than their preceding classes. Ups and downs in the economy did slow down legal recruiting, but significant changes in rules and regulations and improvement in other sectors have once again given the needed kick-start to the legal industry and attorney hiring.

About BCG Attorney Search:
BCG Attorney Search is a premier recruiting firm for experienced attorneys in the United States. 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.

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