Business is healthy for many law firms, according to a survey of lawyers in Canada and the United States conducted for a placement agency. Sixty-nine per cent of lawyers polled said their firms are handling more projects and cases compared to one year ago while just six per cent said their workloads are down.
The survey was developed by Robert Half Legal, which specializes in the placement of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and other legal professionals.
It includes responses from 150 lawyers among the largest law firms in the U.S. and Canada. All respondents have at least three years of experience in the legal field.
Lawyers were asked, “Is your law firm experiencing an increase or decrease in new cases or client projects compared to one year ago?” Sixty-nine per cent of the respondents said they had seen an increase. While only six per cent said they had experienced a decrease. Twenty per cent said they hadn’t experienced either an increase nor a decrease and five per cent said they didn’t know.