Associate Losses May Be Paralegals' Gain

By Anne Urda (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As associates fight for their survival, law firms are looking to paralegals to help them ride out the economic storm at a fraction of the price, some legal experts say.

With law firms determined to cut costs and prepared to let go of associates in order to keep up with client demands, paralegals are among the unlikely beneficiaries of the recession, according to Alan Miles, the founder and principal of California-based legal recruitment firm Alan Miles & Associates.

"Along with the contract attorney arena, you are going to see a boom in the paralegal business," he said. "Everybody is deleveraging and...

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