Lawyers Still Positive About Staff Growth: Survey

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite near-daily reports of legal industry layoffs, nine in 10 lawyers believe their organizations will either add personnel over the next 12 months or experience no change in staffing levels, according to a survey released Thursday.

The survey, developed by legal staffing agency Robert Half Legal, looked at responses from 300 attorneys at the largest law firms and corporations in the U.S. and Canada.

Overall, 25 percent of respondents said their firm or legal department would staff up over the next 12 months, whereas 65 percent...
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