Law Firm Entry-Level Hiring Is Showing Signs Of Life

By Gavin Broady (March 5, 2015, 3:36 PM EST) -- Young lawyers wary of seemingly endless bad news about their job prospects may take heart in a cautiously optimistic report released Wednesday, which found that firms' entry-level recruiting is steadily rebounding from the recession.

The transaction-driven recovery's effects on demand for legal services have finally moved the needle on a historically anemic job market for young lawyers, according to a report by the National Association for Law Placement. The result is more recruiting activities on law school campuses and a return to prerecession levels for entry-level associate offers, the report said.

"During the last couple of years, we have seen some...

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