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It was just a scant few years ago when temp workers were thought of as legal pariahs. Now? They're becoming the norm.
This is overall good news for lawyers looking for work. According to the National Association of Law Placement, about 82 percent of law firms and legal departments currently use temp or contract lawyers. And that number is expected to grow.
Yes, temp workers look like they're here to stay. But corporate counsel and other legal department at least are hiring. In fact, it looks like employment for lawyers in general is on the up-tick, expected to grow at around 10% per year until 2022, according to the BLS. That's about on track with other occupations. That's good news for lawyers who have been hearing doom and gloom predictions about the profession becoming obsolete.
Your professional colleagues will often just offer the very annoying "use common sense" when asked about hiring outside temps and contractors, but sometimes it's difficult to know where to start. Today, half a dozen legal staffing agencies are out there that provide the headhunting service to get temps to your firm. For small firms, it's probably never been a better time to tap a growing pool of legal talent.
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