Recent data shows that a wide variety of legal services positions were available to skilled professionals in the United States at the start of 2013. Employment Research Institute specialists found that more than 13,000 positions were open to legal specialists last month, including at least 1,076??vacancies in New York City.

Industry experts also discovered that many legal firms were looking for people to fill legal administrator, legal librarian and legal secretary roles. If the U.S. economy continues to rebound from the economic recession of the late 2000s, industry specialists expect more employers in this segment to add to their staffs in 2013.??

In a January 2013 survey of lawyers, legal services industry analysts reported that 22 percent of attorneys expect the litigation sector to generate the most jobs this year. Charles Volkert, an official who worked on the study, noted that small and midsize firms could increase their work teams and seek professionals with extensive credentials. ??

“Although the market for entry-level associates should remain conservative, lawyers with five-plus years of experience, solid business development skills and client contacts in the hottest practice areas will likely see lateral opportunities increase at [these] firms in 2013,” Volkert??said. ??

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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