What to Expect When Hiring a Lawyer in 2023

Date: 4/20/23

Author: Prime Law Group

2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for those looking to hire a lawyer. With the legal industry expecting robust hiring and practice growth, now is the perfect time to start planning your next move.

The Lateral Hiring Market

The American Lawyer recently canvassed recruiters from around the country to identify key trends in lateral hiring for 2023. They found that law firms are increasingly looking for attorneys with specialized skills and experience, such as those in corporate law or intellectual property. This means that if you have specialized knowledge or experience, you may be more attractive to potential employers.

What's Hot (or Not) in 2023?

2021 saw law firms hiring at a frenzied pace and associates taking salary increases and bonuses to the bank. Unfortunately, 2022 ended with some of these gains being reversed due to economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic. However, experts predict that 2023 will see a return to normalcy when it comes to salaries and bonuses for lawyers. Additionally, many law firms are investing in technology and other resources that can help them better serve their clients.

Worried About the Job Market?

If you’re worried about finding a job as a lawyer in 2023, don’t be! There are currently over 100 law student jobs available in Georgia alone, with many more expected throughout the year. Additionally, there are numerous part-time lawyer jobs available in Atlanta and other cities across Georgia. And if you’re looking for an internship or entry-level position, there are plenty of opportunities available as well.

Growing Your Law Firm

If you’re already an established attorney or own your own firm, then it’s important to understand how best to staff and grow your business in 2023. A great place to start is by reading Hiring, Staffing & Growing a Law Firm: Complete Guide (2023). This comprehensive guide provides valuable insight into how best to hire new employees while also managing existing staff members effectively. It also covers topics such as developing effective training programs and setting up performance reviews so that everyone is on the same page when it comes time for promotions or raises.


Overall, 2023 looks like it will be an exciting year for lawyers both old and new alike! With robust hiring expected throughout the industry and plenty of opportunities available for those just starting out, now is the perfect time to start planning your next move!