Finding Skilled Talent is Toughest in these Areas

of law firms and legal departments say it’s challenging to find skilled professionals

Law firms:

  • Data entry and word processing
  • Document review and management
  • Legal research and analysis

Legal departments:

  • Data entry and extraction
  • Law clerk and legal assistant support
  • Legal research and analysis

Legal areas offering the most job opportunities in the next six months:

  • General business or corporate law
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation

of law firms and legal departments are concerned about valued employees on their team leaving for new opportunities

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Data Sources:

*Robert Half calculations are based on job postings provided by TalentNeuron™, a comprehensive source of global labour market analytics by Gartner.

Labour Force Summary — December 2022, Statistics Canada, January 6, 2023

Labour Unemployment Numbers — December 2022, Statistics Canada, January 6, 2023

Online surveys developed by Robert Half and conducted by independent research firms in 2022. Respondents include executives, senior managers and employees from small (20-249 employees), medium (250-499 employees) and large (500+ employees) private, publicly listed and public sector organizations across Canada.