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Study Predicts Increase in Legal Hires by Government

Study Predicts Increase in Legal Hires by Government

According to the 2009 study “Where the Jobs Are” by the Partnership for Public Service, federal agencies will experience a hiring surge over the next three years, including in the legal sector. summarizes the anticipated increase in legal hires as follows:

Agencies also will be looking for job candidates at law schools. According to the report, they plan to hire 23,596 people for legal positions. And not everyone will be headed to the Justice Department. While Justice plans to hire 4,556 attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants; VA expects to hire 4,277 claims examiners. And the Treasury Department is looking to pick up 6,621 people in the legal field — mostly contact representatives.

You can find and apply for government jobs at Most of the paralegal and related jobs currently listed require a combination of experience, undergraduate and/or postgraduate education.

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One Response to Study Predicts Increase in Legal Hires by Government

  1. It’s great news. Now one can submit an application for government job in paralegal sector. What I have found most interesting that you don’t need so called legal degree for a paralegal job. One has to be acquainted with the crux of the legal matter.

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