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´Doing meaningful work´ tops lawyers´ list of greatest legal career concerns


'Doing meaningful work' tops lawyers' list of greatest legal career concerns

Lawyers are more concerned with making an impact than getting ahead financially, a recent survey from Robert Half suggests. More than one-quarter (26 percent) of lawyers interviewed said doing meaningful work is their greatest legal career concern. Benefits ranked second with 20 percent of the survey response, followed by career growth or professional development (18 percent). Compensation was cited as the top concern by just 14 percent of those surveyed.

Lawyers were asked, "What is your primary career concern?" Their responses:

"The legal field is demanding, and the long hours and daily challenges can take their toll," said Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half. "Finding work that is both personally enriching and financially rewarding creates the greatest job satisfaction for legal professionals. Benefits, compensation and job stability go only so far when the work itself lacks meaning." 

The survey was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on 350 telephone interviews with lawyers in the United States and Canada: 175 of the respondents are employed at law firms with 20 or more employees and 175 are employed at companies with 1,000 or more employees.


Robert Half Trabalho Temporario LTDA

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