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After being stymied by pandemic, legal job market could pick up in '21; Firms that could adapt to other practices fared better in downturn

Jan 25, 2021 - Crain's Cleveland Business

As layoffs and hiring freezes washed over many law firms grappling with a COVID-19 downturn in business, the job market for attorneys in an already competitive field tightened.

Now that courts have reopened, and optimism for vaccines is helping to wake up the broader economy, legal employers may once again look to grow their ranks in 2021 - barring a turn for the worse in the global health crisis.

"Most of the hiring is need-based right now versus opportunistic hiring, which is how t...