STATE OF LEGAL HIRING — CANADA
First Half of 2020
56% of lawyers plan to expand their legal teams.
Of those planning to expand their legal teams, 98% plan to staff at least some open roles on a temporary, project or consulting basis.
TOP FULL-TIME LEGAL JOBS BEING ADDED:
|1. Lawyer (69%)|
|2. Legal secretary (62%)|
|3. Data privacy specialist (59%)|
TOP CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYERS WHEN HIRING LAWYERS, ASIDE FROM LEGAL KNOWLEDGE:
|1. Practice area expertise (24%)|
|2. Management experience (23%)|
|3. Industry/sector knowledge (19%)|
PRACTICE AREAS EXPECTED TO OFFER THE GREATEST NUMBER OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
|General business or corporate law (31%)|
|Privacy, data security and information law (16%)|
Multiple responses were permitted. Top responses are shown.
Source: Robert Half Legal survey of more than 150 lawyers with law firms and companies in Canada.
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