The longer answer is that there are a few practice areas that we anticipate to be especially hot in 2013, though this relates to the California area in particular. We have seen a huge insurgence of transactional positions this year and don't think that it will slow down anytime soon. We also think we'll continue to see a demand for IP litigators and patent prosecutors, particularly those attorneys with electrical engineering and computer science degrees. Additionally, the recent months have shown a pick-up in some litigation hiring, trusts and estates openings and labor and employment positions.
If you'd like to hear more about the job market in transactional law, check out this recent article: http://www.jdjournal.com/2012/12/14/transactional-attorneys-gain-traction/. And if you'd like market updates for any region in the country, check out our quarterly market reports on the BCG Attorney Search website (www.bcgsearch.com). The Fall 2012 report is available here: http://www.bcgsearch.com/newsletter/2012_fall/ and the Winter 2012 report will be released before year end.