The struggle for corporate legal departments to fill in-house vacancies is real. According to a survey done by ACC, only about 30% of in-house lawyers reported willingness to make a lateral move within the in-house sector, and even only 62% would reportedly consider moving jobs to advance their career.
Not only are the ideal candidates hesitant to make moves to fill the vacancies, but companies are also hesitant to hire those without in-house experience, and it is rare that employers will hire on a fresh graduate, as they would rather exhaust the market of seasoned candidates before resorting to that.
These two combined trends result in in-house legal departments struggling to fill vacant positions, with many candidates failing to fit the bill and low desire for lateral in-house moves.
Source: Global Legal Post