Hiring a Legal Professional in 2017

Finding and making an offer to a top legal candidate can be challenging. The search starts by nailing down the job description, skills needed and salary requirements. Trends show that today’s most successful companies take a more well-rounded approach to the hiring process.

Top companies read market insights, offer career paths and make sure potential new hires are a good cultural fit. Candidates, in turn, should be knowledgeable on what it takes to land a job with a top employer.

Here are a few examples of positions in top legal areas, along with average compensation and the skills necessary for a candidate to be considered for these roles:

1. Staff Attorney

Provides legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. Requires 3 years of experience and a juris doctor.

Average Salary Range:  $76,433-$117,198

2. Legal Assistant

Underwrites mortgage loan applications and evaluates loans in order to maximize organizational profit and minimize risk or loss. 0-2 years of experience.

Average Salary Range: $42,277-$69,047

3. Paralegal

Organizes and maintains documents/evidence to prepare for trials or depositions. Requires a paralegal certificate and at least 1 year of experience.

Average Salary Range:  $45,848-$73,791

4. Information Governance Analyst

Analyzes business data requirements and risks to deter- mine safe and efficient data systems. 3-5 years of experience.

Average Salary Range:  $82,307-$110,169

Get even more insight on legal staffing in The Special Counsel 2017 Top Legal Jobs Infographic here.

As the experts in legal staffing, we offer salary data, job descriptions and market insights that are unparalleled in their accuracy, in order to help law firms and legal departments attract and hire the very best professionals. Our 2017 Salary Guide is a valuable resource for hiring and retaining the legal professionals that your law firm or corporate legal department needs.

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