Warning to outside counsel: Don’t look for increased billing opportunities from in-house clients during the coming months.

Only 10 percent of the in-house lawyers surveyed by recruiting company Robert Half Legal say they will increase the amount of work they give outside counsel during the next 12 months. While 61 percent of the in-house lawyers expect to maintain current levels of outside work during the coming year, 25 percent say they will decrease their use of outside counsel, according to the report, which was released Wednesday.

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