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Nov 30, 2016, 10:00 ET Keeping It Casual: Nearly Six In 10 Lawyers Prefer Less Formal Work Environment, Survey Finds

Lawyers may dress formally for clients and court appearances but the majority prefer a more relaxed atmosphere at the office, recent research from...


Oct 13, 2016, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal Industry Expert To Speak At Association Of Corporate Counsel 2016 Annual Meeting

Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, today announced that attorney Charles Volkert, a senior district...


Oct 06, 2016, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal Releases Annual Salary Guide: Average Starting Salaries For Legal Jobs Projected To Rise 3.6 Percent In 2017

Starting salaries for legal professionals in the United States are expected to increase 3.6 percent overall in 2017, according to the just-released...


Sep 14, 2016, 10:00 ET Survey: Nearly One-Quarter Of Law Firms Plan To Boost Lateral Hiring In Next Two Years

The legal field may see a lift in lateral hiring in the months ahead. More than half (58 percent) of lawyers recently interviewed by Robert Half...


Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 ET Raising The Bar: One In Three Lawyers Report 80-Plus Hours Of Pro Bono Work Annually, Survey Finds

Despite busy schedules and rising caseloads, lawyers are making more time for pro bono work. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of lawyers recently...


Jun 30, 2016, 09:59 ET Robert Half Legal And MCCA Announce 2016 Scholarship Winner: Brittany Porter Honored With Award

 Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an...


Jun 16, 2016, 10:00 ET Nearly One-third Of Lawyers Plan To Expand Legal Teams In Second Half Of 2016; Two-thirds Report Challenges Finding Skilled Talent

An increase in hiring is predicted for the legal field with nearly one-third (31 percent) of lawyers interviewed by Robert Half Legal anticipating...


May 19, 2016, 10:00 ET Survey: Nearly One-Quarter of Lawyers Would Start Their Own Law Firm

 Hanging out a shingle has become more attractive to lawyers, a new survey shows. Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of lawyers interviewed by...


Mar 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Robert Half Legal To Host Free CLE/CLM Webinar: "Leveraging Key Legal Trends To Enhance Law Practice Management"

Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, will offer a one-hour educational webinar, "Leveraging Key Legal Trends...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Demand For Specialized Expertise Among Top Trends Influencing Hiring In Legal Field

As law firms and companies expand legal teams to pursue new business opportunities, competition is intensifying for job seekers with in-demand...


Jan 27, 2016, 10:37 ET Robert Half Legal Opens In Irvine

Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm, today announced that Robert Half Legal is launching dedicated operations in...


Jan 27, 2016, 08:00 ET Robert Half Legal Announces Chicago North Expansion

Robert Half Legal, a leading staffing service specializing in project attorneys and legal support personnel, has announced that it recently...


Dec 17, 2015, 10:00 ET Nearly One-Quarter Of Lawyers Plan To Add New Legal Jobs In First Half Of 2016; Six In 10 Report Recruiting Challenges

 Steady hiring is predicted for the legal field with close to one-quarter (24 percent) of lawyers interviewed for a new Robert Half Legal...


Nov 24, 2015, 09:59 ET Robert Half Legal To Present Complimentary CLE Webinar: "Challenges At The Intersection Of Legal And IT"

 Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, will offer a one-hour educational webinar, "Challenges at the...


Oct 14, 2015, 09:59 ET Survey: Nearly Half Of Lawyers Say Mentors And Peers Are 'Go-To' Sources For Legal Career Advice, Beating Out Family Members

Lawyers provide legal counsel to others, but who do attorneys turn to for advice on managing their own careers? Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of...


Sep 01, 2015, 10:00 ET Plan B: One In Five Attorneys Would Have Chosen Career In Business Instead Of Law, Survey Finds

 In lieu of practicing law, many attorneys would have pursued a career in business, education or science, a recent survey by Robert Half Legal...


Mar 19, 2015, 09:59 ET Survey: One-Third of Lawyers Expect to Increase Hiring of Entry-Level Associates

The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement. Nearly one-third (32 percent) of lawyers recently interviewed for a...


Jan 08, 2015, 10:00 ET 1 in 3 Lawyers Anticipates Making New Hires in the First Half of 2015

Litigation to Generate Greatest Number of Legal Jobs TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - One-third (33 per cent) of lawyers interviewed for a new Robert...


Jan 08, 2015, 10:00 ET Survey: One In Four Lawyers Anticipates Making New Hires In First Half Of 2015; Litigation To Generate Greatest Number Of Legal Jobs

 Slightly more than one-quarter (26 percent) of lawyers interviewed for a new Robert Half Legal survey said their law firms or companies will...


Nov 19, 2014, 10:00 ET Survey: One-Third of Lawyers Report Taking On More Pro Bono Work in Last 5 Years

 One in three lawyers (33 percent) interviewed by Robert Half Legal recently said the number of hours they work on a volunteer basis has risen...


Oct 23, 2014, 10:57 ET Robert Half Legal Releases Annual Legal Salary Guide

Starting Salaries for Legal Jobs Projected to Rise 2.6 Per Cent in 2015 TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Average starting salaries for legal...


Oct 23, 2014, 10:00 ET Starting Salaries for Legal Jobs Projected to Rise 3 Percent in 2015

 Average starting salaries for legal professionals in the United States are projected to increase 3 percent overall in 2015, according to the...


Oct 17, 2014, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal To Present Complimentary CLE Webinar: "Client Dynamics Driving Change In The Legal Profession"

 Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals, will offer...


Sep 18, 2014, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal and MCCA Announce Scholarship Winner: Yelena Bosovik Granted Tuition Assistance at University of Missouri Law School

Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing and consulting services firm, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an organization that...


Aug 27, 2014, 10:00 ET FOUR KEY TRENDS TRANSFORMING LEGAL PROFESSION: New Future Law Office Research Reveals Workplace Changes, Specialties in Demand

 Being a legal professional today isn't what it used to be. New research from Robert Half Legal, Client Dynamics Driving Change in the Legal...