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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 14—Hot Practice Area 10—Legal Talent Management

    This new position is not your father’s law firm recruiter. After more than a century of head-in-the-sand shortsightedness with respect to managing legal talent, law firms and corporate in-house counsel offices may finally be on the road to figuring it out, evidenced by the hiring of career coaches to mentor and nurture attorney employees in whom they have heavily invested.

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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 13—Hot Practice Area 9—Manufacturing Law

    U.S. manufacturing is coming back from the depths to which it was allowed to sink by 30 years of bad government policy combined with America “drinking the service economy Kool-Aid.” Its resurgence is thanks to a confluence of planned and serendipitous events including: the narrowing labor and other cost advantages of making things in China and other Asian nations; supply chain disruptions due to reliance on foreign vendors; sudden, abundant cheap energy; massive intellectual property theft; and much more. The more manufacturing is done here, the more attorneys must be intimately involved, and the more legal job opportunities open up.

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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 12—Hot Practice Area 8—Robotics Law

    In his classic 1942 science fiction story—Runaround—the late, great Isaac Asimov posits his Three Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. Surprisingly, it is these three fictional rules that still govern much of the emerging field of Robotics Law today.  And that spells legal job and career opportunities.

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