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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Job Outlook

Employment change. Employment of lawyers is expected to grow 13 percent during the 2008-18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth in the population and in the level of business activity is expected to create more legal transactions, civil disputes, and criminal cases. Job growth among lawyers also will result from increasing demand for legal services in such areas as healthcare, intellectual property, bankruptcy, corporate and security litigation, antitrust law, and environmental law. In addition, the wider availability and affordability of legal clinics should result in increased use of legal services by middle-income people. However, growth in demand for lawyers will be constrained as businesses increasingly use large accounting firms and paralegals to perform some of the same functions that lawyers do. For example, accounting firms may provide employee-benefit counseling, process documents, or handle various other services previously performed by a law firm. Also, mediation and dispute resolution are increasingly being used as alternatives to litigation.

"It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."
 - Robert Smith

30 comments:

  1. Multi-tasking is an issue for them and their future jobs.

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  2. looks like I need to become a lawyer.

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  3. Interesting fact, and wise words from the great man robert smith ;D

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  4. also there are computer programs that can do what lawyers once did.

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  5. 2 bad i didn't go to a law school

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  6. <a href="http://poolfool.blogspot.com>you definitely have point</a>

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  7. Hooray for mediation! Lawyers can spread the love.

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  8. Won't see computers doing intellectual property lawsuits, though. I just hope we see the death of the civil suit era, where everyone sues everyone else for the drop of a hat.

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  9. Bob Smith is a freakin genius!!!!

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  10. I wish you luck with this.

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  11. With Job growth among lawyers escalating I think Ill become one lol.

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  12. Interesting, great quote aswell

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  13. Lawyers is where the ballers are at :D

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  14. I am an exceptionally good truth-bender.

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  15. Haha, always love the quote at the end. Very interesting post.

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  16. there will always be more lawyers

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  17. It's a good thing that they set a course for some forms of law and litigation, but it also seems kinda grim to depend on cases that involve tragedy, like criminal cases.

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  18. its becoming a saturated market

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  19. I'm tempted to go into accounting myself :o

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  20. "Also, mediation and dispute resolution are increasingly being used..." think its a positive step though!

    hehe, nice quote. Im gonna live my lkife by it, see how far I get^^

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  21. just what the world needs, more lawyers ;)

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