Home

Firms Using Fewer Legal Secretaries And Support Staff
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The number of legal secretaries and other support staff that have been laid off at firms in recent months is in the hundreds.  Most first cite the struggling economy as the main reason for the layoffs.  Regardless of the circumstances, the layoffs suggest a growing trend of fewer and fewer legal secretaries employed by large firms.
The lawyer-to-secretary staffing ratio used to be 1-to-1.  However, technology has made typing and filing less important.  Many younger attorneys are taking on their own administrative tasks to cut overhead.  Many firms now have a ratio of 2-to-1 or 3-to-1.  Legal recruiters are reporting that larger firms have a ratio of 4-to-1.
Firms are laying off more support staff than lawyers, as lawyers calculate their value by billing hours as well as bringing in clients.

  
What
Where




 

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney

USA-ME-Portland

The Bennett Law Firm, a regional law firm with a practice focusing on representing management in lab...

Apply now

Civil Lawyer for NY & NJ - Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

Wanted: In-house attorney must be knowledgable and experienced in elder law, medical malpractice, wr...

Apply now

ADA Compliance Officer

USA-CA-Los Angeles

The Personnel Commission of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is currently recruiti...

Apply now

Paralegal, Immigration Law (NIV)

USA-CA-Agoura Hills

Immigration Law Paralegal (NIV) (5+ years’ experience) We are looking for dedicated, detai...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Family Law Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Austin

Austin office of our client seeks family law associate attorney with 3+ years of courtroom experienc...

Apply Now

Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-TX-Austin

Austin office of our client seeks associate attorney with 5+ years of civil litigation experience. T...

Apply Now

Family Law Associate Attorney

USA-CO-Greenwood Village

Greenwood Village office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks family law associate att...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top