The watchword for legal department hiring in the coming year will be maintenance. New data from Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, shows that many departments don’t plan to add new legal positions in the first half of 2016—but they don’t plan to sack anyone either.

When asked what their plans are between January and June, 54 percent of in-house lawyers said their departments want to keep staffing levels the same. Included in this number are departments that are looking to fill recently vacated positions. Only 18 percent of respondents said their departments plan to add and fill more positions in 2016, while another 18 percent are freezing their hiring and don’t plan to fill vacated positions or create new ones. Only 1 percent of in-house lawyers surveyed reported that their legal departments want to actively eliminate legal jobs in the new year.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]