An analysis of the legal job market by Hildebrandt Baker Robbins shows that nearly 27 percent of the 65,000 non-partner positions at Am Law 200 firms could be cut or recategorized as lower-paying positions over the next five to seven years. According to Hildebrandt managing director Lisa Smith, roughly 17,500 jobs could disappear within that time frame. As Smith sees it, what's happening in the legal industry is a microcosm of the overall economic picture.
Flat Demand, Price Pressures Behind Ominous Legal Jobs Forecast, Says Hildebrandt
The American Lawyer
September 29, 2010