Law Times, a Canadian legal website, cites a report today from a staffing agency called Robert Half Legal showing that Canadian law firms are "searching for talent in the areas of insolvency, litigation, and labour and employment as the economy turns sour."

“While some firms are consolidating resources — in part as a response to contracting budgets — others are hiring experienced lawyers who can contribute to building niche practice groups,” division director of Robert Half Legal in Toronto said in a press release.

According to the report, "Law firms will pursue lawyers with five or more years of experience dealing with complex bankruptcy matters. Also, with organizations shrinking their staffing levels to cut costs, lawyers with at least three years of labour and employment experience will be in high demand."