Anxious about the 2023 law firm jobs marketplace? This legal search consultant has some suggestions

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Concerned about the 2023 lawyer work marketplace? This lawful search expert has some ideas

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While 2022 was a phenomenal yr for lawyers and “anyone with a pulse” and a legislation license could come across operate, 2023 may possibly “go again to normal,” claims Valerie A. Fontaine, a founding director of the legal look for enterprise SeltzerFontaine.

That could necessarily mean no modifications in starting off salaries and bonuses at large law corporations, and lawful businesses could be far more choosy with hires. Lawyer candidates considered as “job hoppers” could get dinged, and management may perhaps be fewer adaptable with work-from-household arrangements, in accordance to Fontaine. Also, if a legal employer has to do layoffs, she claims lawyers functioning remotely could be lower first.

And for younger lawyers, it may well be extra important to physically be in offices for the coming year to get much more assignments, in accordance to Fontaine. She also states there are approaches to “recession proof” authorized tactics in scenario 2023 does bring a troubled economy.

Send thoughts for future episodes to ABA Journal Senior Author Stephanie Francis Ward.

See also: “3 decades ago, lawful headhunting expected more time for much less placements”

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<p>Valerie A. Fontaine</p>

Valerie A. Fontaine

Valerie A. Fontaine is a principal with the lawful search organization SeltzerFontaine and also is secretary to the board of directors of the Nationwide Association of Authorized Search Consultants. Her e-book, The Appropriate Moves: Job Look for and Career Improvement Methods for Lawyers, was revealed by the Nationwide Affiliation for Regulation Placement, and it is now in its 2nd version. Fontaine entered the authorized research occupation in 1981 just after training legislation with a distinguished Los Angeles legislation organization.