Law firms seek changing skill-set for new business models

by Steve Randall19 Feb 2016
Law firms seek changing skill-set for new business models
A survey of legal hiring trends reveals the changing demands of law firms as the profession moves into new business models. Recruiter Robert Half examined thousands of job orders and placements and found that in-demand skills are changing and compensation for the right candidates are increasing.
As older lawyers retire, firms are considering how to be more attractive to millennials (generation Z) and embracing flexible working, training, home-working and flexible dress codes.
Strong technology skills are important for firms, especially in legal support positions where there is a blending of paralegal/legal secretary roles. Foreign language skills are also in-demand with greater cross-border work.
There is also an increasing demand for junior lawyers as clients demand lower fees, although the demand is still below pre-recession rates.
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