This just in from The Cowen Group: Despite the grim news we posted here in yesterday’s Estrin Report regarding the worst legal field layoffs since 2004, The Cowen Group has issued a press release with good news for law firm technology positions:
"Despite deep and ongoing layoffs in many other industries and the legal sector at large, our research shows job growth in the legal technology market has remained strong,” stated David Cowen, president of The Cowen Group. “From 2006 to 2007, the number of litigation support job openings grew 25 percent nationwide. So far this year, the East Coast is up 15 percent, Chicago is up 10 percent, Texas is up 35 percent and the West Coast is up 10 percent.”
Now, that’s the kind of news we like.