Cover: The Labor Market for Attorneys in the State of California

The Labor Market for Attorneys in the State of California

Past, Present, and Future

Published 2003

by Tora K. Bikson, Megan K. Beckett, Susan M. Gates, Cassandra M. Guarino, Karen E. Ross, Ron Zimmer

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This report seeks to identify supply-demand mismatches in the legal marketplace and assesses the need for new policy initiatives. This project pursued four research objectives-developing a profile of practicing attorneys in California, projecting future supply and demand, determining what California’s top law scholars expect to happen, and exploring what legal minds anticipate as upcoming trends. The authors found little in the way of potential supply-demand mismatches but do note that many areas and groups remain underserved and should have their needs addressed by looking beyond supply-demand considerations.

The research described in this report was sponsored by the University of California. This research was conducted by RAND Education.

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