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    Mining for Legal Jobs in a Polarized World, Part II

    Legal Jobs and law-related opportunities tend to emerge whenever bubbles burst.  What is bad for the economy is often good for attorneys, who are called in to clean up the mess when irrational exuberance goes viral and annihilates itself.  The classic case of this?  The reaction to the meltdown of the financial services industry.

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    Finding Legal Jobs in a Polarized World, Part I

    Where do you look for legal jobs when a divided government looms as a huge obstacle to attorney job creation?  The last two years were, despite a very down economy, quite good for job-seeking lawyers, thanks to huge legislative, policy and regulatory initiatives that created a great many legal jobs.  That era is probably over, at least for the next two years.  This Future Interests blog and the several that follow will try to answer the question of where to employ your legal education posed above.

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    Next: Advance Notice of Legal Job Opportunities, Part Three – Perusing Financials

    One of the best ways to get a head start in identifying possible legal job opportunities in advance of their “going public” is to become a consistent and careful reader of financial publications, such as Financial Times, Investor Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. These financial newspapers and magazine, along with investment newsletters and government contract awards, contain a great deal of advance information about where the legal and law-related jobs are likely to be in the near term.

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