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May 12, 2020, 10:01 ET Harvard Law Student Aiyanna Sanders Awarded $10,000 Scholarship From Robert Half Legal And MCCA

Robert Half Legal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) have named Aiyanna Sanders as the Robert Half Legal Scholar and a member of...


Dec 16, 2019, 07:00 ET Survey: 54% Of Law Firms, Companies Plan To Expand Legal Teams In Next Six Months

Businesses plan to increase their hiring of legal professionals in the next six months, according to staffing firm Robert Half's State of Legal...


Nov 19, 2019, 10:07 ET Robert Half Legal to Host Webinar on Vendor Risk Management

WHAT: Join executives from Robert Half Legal, Protiviti and Smartsheet for a complimentary, one-hour webinar, Vendor Risk Management: Critical...


Oct 16, 2019, 10:07 ET 6 In 10 Lawyers Say Tech Skills Outweigh Soft Skills When Hiring Legal Job Candidates

Employers in the legal field are placing a premium on technical skills, new research indicates. More than 6 in 10 lawyers (62%) surveyed by Robert...


Jul 18, 2019, 10:07 ET Flexible Scheduling, Telecommuting Best Perks To Help Lawyers Improve Work-life Balance, Survey Reveals

Alternative work arrangements are gaining momentum in the legal field, new research confirms. In a recent survey by Robert Half Legal, nearly 6 in 10 ...


Jun 11, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: 6 In 10 Law Firms, Companies Plan To Add New Legal Jobs In Next Six Months

The legal field is expected to see an increase in hiring in the months ahead, with litigation driving the greatest job growth. According to Robert...


May 30, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: Nearly 7 In 10 Law Firms Plan To Increase First-Year Associate Hiring In Next 12 Months

Entry-level law associates can expect more job opportunities in the months ahead, new research from Robert Half Legal shows. Nearly 7 in 10 lawyers...


Apr 24, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: More Than 7 In 10 Lawyers Plan To Boost Cybersecurity Spending

As data security challenges continue to escalate, many law firms and corporate legal departments are upping their efforts to strengthen cyber...


Apr 18, 2019, 10:03 ET Stanford Law Student William Tanner Allread Awarded $10,000 Scholarship From Robert Half Legal And MCCA

Robert Half Legal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) have named William Tanner Allread as the Robert Half Legal Scholar and a...


Feb 27, 2019, 10:07 ET Survey: Nearly One-Third Of Lawyers Cite Recruitment As Top Challenge For Their Law Firm

Law firms are feeling the effects of today's talent shortage. More than three in 10 lawyers (31 percent) recently surveyed by Robert Half Legal said...


Dec 11, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Nearly Half Of Law Firms, Companies Plan To Expand Legal Teams In Next Six Months

Litigation and data privacy concerns are accelerating demand for legal professionals in these and other specialty areas. According to Robert Half...


Oct 10, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: One-Third Of Lawyers Would Make Lateral Career Move For Promise Of Greater Pay Down The Road

Sometimes it is about the money. More than one-third (36 percent) of lawyers surveyed recently by Robert Half Legal said they would be most enticed...


Jul 26, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: 1 In 5 Lawyers Favors GRE Scores Over LSAT Results As Criteria For Law School Admission

More law schools are accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in place of Law School Admission Test (LSAT) results, a change that is...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Litigation To Be Strong Driver Of Legal Hiring For Next 6 Months

Litigation should yield the greatest legal job prospects in the coming months, new research reveals. More than half (52 percent) of U.S.-based...


May 24, 2018, 10:00 ET Harvard Law Student Christina Drakeford Awarded $10,000 Scholarship From Robert Half Legal And MCCA

Robert Half Legal and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) have named Christina Drakeford as the Robert Half Legal Scholar and a member...


May 03, 2018, 10:07 ET 25 Tips For Prospective Law School Students From Practicing Lawyers

College students considering law school should learn as much as they can about the ins and outs of a legal career before making the leap, a recent...


Mar 21, 2018, 10:07 ET Survey: Blended Paralegal And Legal Secretary Roles Account For Half Of Today's Legal Support Jobs

As clients seek legal services at lower costs, the need for multifaceted support staff is growing. Two-thirds of lawyers (66 percent) interviewed by...


Jan 24, 2018, 10:07 ET Compliance Top Challenge For Legal Departments In 2018, Say 41 Percent Of Lawyers Surveyed

In-house counsel are grappling with a growing number of corporate regulations and transactions, a new survey suggests. More than four in 10 lawyers...


Dec 14, 2017, 09:07 ET Survey: Litigation To Offer Greatest Legal Job Opportunities In Next Six Months; 22 Percent Of Lawyers Plan To Expand Teams

Litigation is expected to yield the greatest legal job prospects in the months ahead, new research reveals, with more than one in five attorneys...


Nov 30, 2017, 09:07 ET Survey: Four In 10 Lawyers Object To Workplace Stress

Helping legal professionals diminish job-related stress and improve work-life balance may be an employer's most effective retention strategy, a new...


Oct 19, 2017, 10:00 ET Survey: Four In 10 Lawyers Plan To Boost Cybersecurity Spending In Next 12 Months; Budgets To Increase 13 Percent On Average

As the volume and magnitude of data breaches grow, legal organizations are investing greater resources to protect against cyber risks and bolster...


Oct 04, 2017, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal Awarded 'Best National Legal/Litigation Support Staffing Agency' By Corporate Counsel Readers

Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting solutions firm, has been named the Best National Legal/Litigation Support Staffing Agency...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:00 ET One-Quarter Of Law Firms To Expand First-Year Associate Hiring

Newly minted associates may see employers extend more job offers, research indicates. Nearly one-quarter (22 percent) of lawyers recently interviewed ...


Aug 24, 2017, 10:00 ET Robert Half Legal And MCCA Announce 2017 Scholarship Winner: Anthony Tan, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Student

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


Jun 14, 2017, 10:00 ET Survey: One-Third Of Lawyers Plan To Add Legal Jobs In Second Half Of 2017; Seven In 10 Cite Hiring Challenges

Increased hiring is predicted for the legal field in the months ahead, with litigation offering the greatest job opportunities. One-third (33...