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Legal job outlook murky for 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Grant Cameron

When it comes to job prospects for lawyers in the coming year, the proverbial crystal ball is a little hazy. Legal recruiters and analysts have mixed views about the hiring outlook.

One side predicts law firms and companies will continue to beef up their teams as the economy improves while the other foretells they will remain tight-fisted and reduce staff and associates. They agree that hiring will be slow in Alberta due to the sagging economy.

“There is an extremely bright and rosy picture ahead for...