WHERE THE LEGAL JOBS ARE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017
|First half of 2017||Second half of 2016|
|Expanding/adding new positions||30%||33%|
|Maintaining/filling vacated positions||48%||53%|
|Freezing/not filling vacated or new positions||12%||7%|
Lawyers were asked, Which practice area will offer the greatest number of job opportunities in the first half of 2017?
|26% General business/corporate law|
|14% Real estate|
|5% Regulatory or compliance|
|4% Privacy, data security and information law|
|4% Labor and employment|
Lawyers were asked, Which areas of litigation will offer the greatest job opportunities in the first half of 2017?
|41% Commercial litigation|
|35% Insurance defense|
|12% Personal/family law|
*Multiple responses were permitted.
Only top responses are shown.
Source: Robert Half Legal survey of 150 lawyers with the largest law firms and legal departments in Canada
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