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Nervous about the 2023 lawyer work opportunities market? This legal research consultant has some tips
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While 2022 was a phenomenal yr for attorneys and “anyone with a pulse” and a regulation license could find perform, 2023 could “go back to typical,” suggests Valerie A. Fontaine, a founding director of the legal lookup organization SeltzerFontaine.
That could suggest no alterations in beginning salaries and bonuses at substantial regulation companies, and legal companies may possibly be a lot more picky with hires. Attorney applicants viewed as “job hoppers” could get dinged, and management might be much less flexible with work-from-house arrangements, according to Fontaine. Also, if a lawful employer has to do layoffs, she claims lawyers doing the job remotely could be slash 1st.
And for youthful attorneys, it may well be far more important to physically be in workplaces for the coming calendar year to get additional assignments, according to Fontaine. She also states there are approaches to “recession proof” lawful practices in situation 2023 does convey a troubled overall economy.
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Valerie A. Fontaine
Valerie A. Fontaine is a principal with the lawful lookup company SeltzerFontaine and also is secretary to the board of directors of the Countrywide Association of Authorized Search Consultants. Her guide, The Correct Moves: Task Research and Vocation Development Techniques for Lawyers, was published by the Countrywide Association for Law Placement, and it is now in its 2nd edition. Fontaine entered the lawful search job in 1981 soon after training law with a popular Los Angeles legislation company.