The legal profession is among those that are flourishing right now. Twenty-nine percent of lawyers interviewed for a recent survey plan to hire in the next quarter, and none of them -- not one -- plans to lay anyone off. Those are the latest stats from the Robert Half Legal Hiring Index. That's not only good news for out-of-work lawyers, but for their support staff as well.
And legal professional confidence is also on the rise. The vast majority (81 percent) of lawyers polled are at least somewhat confident in their organizations' ability to expand in the second quarter, and litigation is the practice area predicted to see the most growth. Other areas expected to grow are general business/commercial, and bankruptcy/law.