A new survey by Robert Half Legal of law firms from across Canada indicates that 71 per cent of firms say finding skilled professionals like lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants is challenging. The same survey also found that 32 per cent of firms said they are expanding or adding new positions, and 44 per cent of respondents said they’re worried about losing staff in the coming months to other jobs.
“Law firms are competing to secure new clientele and expand profitability. To succeed, many firms will continue to seek specialists in high-demand practice areas to broaden their service offerings and pursue new business opportunities,” said Marisa Ellis, regional manager for Robert Half Legal.
“Litigation continues to grow; it was cited by lawyers as the top practice area expected to drive hiring at law firms and corporate legal departments during the next six months.”