Leopard Solutions Data Shows Skyrocketing Demand for Lawyers and Highest Number of Open Legal Jobs in Years

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Leopard Solutions tracks available attorney jobs for over 1,000 global law firms, updating the job database in real time. Clients are able to receive alerts of new and open jobs three times a day. Our research indicates significant growth in the attorney demand as law firms look to make up for slow growth during 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Since October 2020, the open and available jobs have grown by slightly over 100%.

Leopard Solutions Attorney Job Growth

Laura Leopard, CEO of Leopard Solutions says, “Firms need to plan ahead now about how to hold onto their lawyers in anticipation of their people potentially being poached to other firms. For those firms seeking new hires, be creative and look beyond the top 100 firms to small and mid-size firms."

Leopard Solutions’ research shows a skyrocketing demand for lawyers at all levels at firms across the nation.

As of May 14th, 2021, there are 8,268 open and available attorney jobs from just over 1,000 law firms that Leopard Solutions tracks, an increase of 150% since the start of the pandemic and is higher than pre-pandemic numbers.

Some statistics to note:

  • Since January 1, 2021, we have seen a staggering 70% growth in open attorney jobs
  • During the attorney growth period of 2017 to the end of 2019, on average there would be 6,000 and 6,500 open attorney jobs at any one time. Current numbers represent a minimum increase of 27%.
  • Since October 1, 2020, when most law firms started actively pursuing attorneys with books of business to make up for the previous 6 months of sluggish results due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an increase of 106% in open attorney jobs.

The challenge for law firms will now be how to source candidates in a very competitive market and how to retain their people.

Laura Leopard, CEO of Leopard Solutions says, “Firms need to plan ahead now about how to hold onto their lawyers in anticipation of their people potentially being poached to other firms. For those firms seeking new hires, be creative and look beyond the top 100 firms to small and mid-size firms."

Although business is booming for recruiters in the legal market, they will also face stiff competition for talent. Our legal recruiter clients are telling us that firms are hiring at a rate they haven’t seen in years. What this means is that cultivating relationships and access to relevant data matters more than ever.

Leopard Solutions' Leopard List law firm attorney search platform can help both in-house hiring managers and legal recruiters support their law firm hiring needs with the information they need to uncover opportunities.

Clients use the Leopard List to find candidates to fill open jobs and those with the Jobs Platform, are able to receive updates three times per day as new jobs are added to the database. Leopard Solutions also offers a diversity filter, which enables recruiters to help law firms find more diverse hires.

Contact us to learn more and schedule a demo.

Phil Flora, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
phil@leopardsolutions.com.

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Leopard Solutions delivers the highest quality, most accurate and in-depth information on the legal market, leading law firms and attorneys with easily searchable products.

From business development solutions to competitive intelligence to lateral recruitment to our curated and customizable market research reports, Leopard Solutions offers a wide range of data solutions for law firms and legal departments. Leopard’s data and technology is continuously updated to ensure market relevance and competitive edge.

We are a proud WBE organization that has grown into one of the most recognized and trusted legal market data providers in the United States. Leopard Solutions’ high level of quality and depth is unmatched in the industry. For more information, visit our web site and follow us on LinkedIn.

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