LawCrossing Reports That Legal Employment Is Increasing
LawCrossing, an affiliate of Employment Research Institute, reports that the unemployment rate in the legal profession continues to drop. Says LawCrossing:
As per the latest Employment Situation Summary of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in professional and business services expanded in September. A closer study revealed that the job market has once again favored lawyers. In the legal sector, the job growth is largely being attributed to the creation of many new non-traditional positions for lawyers. According to Harrison Barnes, Chief Executive Officer of LawCrossing, “The drop in September’s unemployment rate in the legal sector, has been driven by employment growth in small and mid-sized law firms as well as big law firms.” Latest job searches conducted on LawCrossing supports the job growth showing more than 38,900 legal opportunities in the U.S.
And the American Bar Association itself reports that the legal sector has added jobs for the third month in a row. Thus, reports LawCrossing:
Conclusively, the legal job market is looking favorable, and holds true to the BLS forecast that was made in regard to employment of lawyers in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition.
This report substantiates Cooley’s position that now is a great time to start law school. It also is consistent with Digital Journal’s published account of an earlier LawCrossing report that legal employment will increase starting in the second half of 2013 and continuing through 2014.