Ed. note: Welcome to our daily feature, Quote of the Day.
The demand for legal services in different practice areas is cyclical. I have no doubt that the demand for legal services will continue to climb. The practices touched by that demand will change overtime. As the type of legal services needed by businesses change there will be a transition, reflected as job losses in some practices followed by hiring in other practices, as firms adjust their talent mix to service their clients.
— David Maurer, executive director for legal search and recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa’s partner practice group, in comments given to Law360 Pulse, concerning the Labor Department’s latest report showing that the U.S. legal sector lost 4,400 jobs in January. Maurer went on to note that compared to the same time frame last year, he’d seen an increase in requests for lawyers over the last three months, ending January 31.
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