May 8, 2013
The legal industry has been able to generate around 2,100 net new positions in April. This makes it the second straight month that the industry has added jobs according to data from the BLS. The BLS in fact now says that there were actually 3,500 net jobs created in March compared to its previous figure of 2,000.
The total number of employees in the legal industry now stand at 1.13 million. This means that there are 10,000 more employees in the industry compared to just 12 months ago.
Data from BCG Attorney Search also shows that there are still a high number of attorney job openings. The legal recruiting firm is currently working on filling 3,152 attorney job openings.
The top legal practice areas for jobs in 2013 according to BCG Attorney Search (based on the number of job openings with the firm’s clients) are:
Corporate – 692 job openings
IP, tech transactions and patent agents - 634 job openings
Litigation – 497 job openings
Employment – 176 job openings
Real Estate – 227 job openings
The top geographical locations according to BCG Attorney Search are:
California – 494
New York - 407
Texas – 199
Illinois – 208
Florida – 180
The recruiting firm has also recently published a State of the Market Report analyzing the market trends of the first quarter of 2013 based on feedback from its recruiters nationwide.
About BCG Attorney Search:
BCG Attorney Search is a premier recruiting firm for experienced attorneys in the United States. Since the year 2000, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys with employers who were the best fit for individual candidates, and helped law firms and companies with their recruitment efforts. The website of BCG Attorney Search is here http://www.bcgsearch.com/