Legal Sector Shed 1,200 Jobs in April Tom Huddleston Jr., The Am Law Daily May 2, 2014 | 2 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints The drop erases a gain of 1,200 jobs in March, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products American Lawyer digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 2 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Barry May 06, 2014 Margaret, what this means is that the number of jobs is flat. The law schools are still cranking out students (the lower class sizes will graduate in a year or two). My guesses would also be that (a) voluntary retirements are down, due to house valuation and stock portfolio losses, and (b) fewer lawyers are voluntarily leaving for non-law jobs, since the job market stinks. Margaret Ames May 05, 2014 What I would like to see answered: How many people in the legal field are looking for work (professional or staff)? How has this affected salaries and benefits? How do the numbers compare to those five years ago? Ten years ago?From all that has been written about the legal field, in the past few years, it would appear that the overall changes are far worse than these numbers suggest. If I am wrong, please feel free to correct me. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202653732024 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.