Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2021, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Lawyer Jobs Dropped Again in Q1, But There Is Hope

Francis Boustany
Francis Boustany
Legal Analyst
Sara Lord
Sara Lord
Analysis Team Lead - Legal Markets

Lawyer employment has failed to regain its footing since the pandemic began. Lawyer jobs fell in the first half of 2020 and, while there have been signs of a recovery, they remain below the level seen in first quarter 2020, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data. And paralegals and law clerks are in the same boat. But support workers are feeling some relief, indicating that spring is bringing some much-needed joy to lower-paid legal industry workers.

As with legal occupations employment, lawyer employment is sensitive to the ebb and flow of Covid-19 infection rates. With vaccines rolling ...

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