Legal Industry Employment Info
Welcome to Lawyers Weekly Jobs. Are you an attorney looking for work? The legal market isn't what it used to be. Prior to 2008, the legal industry was growing, driving thousands of college grads to law schools across the nation. Then came the collapse of the housing industry and a sharp downturn in the legal industry.
American Bar Association employment statistics showed that only 60% of the 2015 graduating law school class held full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage.
However, we are now seeing an improvement in legal employment. According to the latest ABA employment statistics, 75.3 percent of the 2017 graduating class was employed in the legal industry 10 months after graduation.
The entry-level market continues to be challenging, especially for the majority of law school grads seeking a job in "big law." According to the latest data, large firms (those with 500 or more attorneys), hire from a limited number of schools. Approximately two-thirds of the 4,000 job in big law go to graduates of top 20 law schools.
Now more than ever attorneys need all the help they can get when seeking a job. To that end, we put together a list of resources for attorneys at any level of their career looking for a job. Whether you graduated from law school yesterday or have 20 years experience in the legal field, we provide tips to help you land that next job.
We know that finding work as an attorney can be challenging. Given the shortage of legal work, you want to make sure you perfect your application, resume, and brush up on your interview skills.
Find out more by visiting us often. If you're an attorney and wish to contribute helpful information and insight for your fellow counselors, please submit it via our contact info.
FEATURED ATTORNEY - CIVIL LITIGATION
We are pleased to feature a top-rated personal injury lawyer in New York City. Jay S. Knispel is the founding attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers. Mr. Knispel has more than 25 years of experience in personal injury litigation and has won tens of millions for injured clients in New York’s five boroughs.
Mr. Knispel has received recognition from some of the most prestigious legal organizations in the country, including Martindale-Hubbell (AV-Preeminent rating), The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Mr. Knispel handles every case that comes through the firm’s doors. He told us, “I give personal attention to every client because that’s what they need after an accident — an advocate who can address their legal challenges and put them on the path to recovering the money they deserve for their injuries."
Read more about Attorney Jay Knispel online at https://jknylaw.com/about-us/.
FEATURED ATTORNEY - CIVIL LITIGATION
For April, we're proud to feature a top personal injury lawyer from Houston, TX - Brian White. Mr. White has practiced personal injury law for over 10 years and has won millions for his clients over the years.
Beyond the financial wins, Mr. White prides himself on personally handling his cases and ensuring that his clients receive an excellent experience.
He has hundreds of positive online reviews. We asked him his secret to success. According to Mr. White, "my success is based on taking care of each client and making sure I keep in touch with them regularly. A lot of firms treat clients like a number, I make sure that they know that I care about their case."
His formula seems to be working. Find out more about Mr. White in our upcoming feature and visit him online at https://attorneybrianwhite.com.
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