Extract from Jared Coseglia’s article “Why Now Is the Best Time in 20 Years to Make a Job Move in E-Discovery”
In less than three months, the e-discovery job market has gone from a client-driven context rife with pandemic hesitation, budgetary constraints, and lack of headcount approvals to the fastest, most voluminous season of hiring in over 20 years. Right now, the e-discovery job market is 100% a candidate’s market. The tables have turned. Here is how it happened and why right now is the single best time to take your career to market in over twenty years.
How Did This Happen?
When lawyers began accepting remote staffing as a viable perpetual solution, their expectations of service also changed. Levels of responsiveness (often 24/7 availability) from their vendors or internal law firm/corporate support staff increased while caseloads and litigation skyrocketed across the globe. Couple this with the increasing adoption of MSA (Master Service Agreement) relationships and contracts for discovery and the heightened expectation of service from providers has exploded in both temporal and geographic coverage as well as service sophistication.
Concurrently, the speed of talent acquisition in the now post-pandemic e-discovery job market has made retention and replacement an almost insurmountable challenge for providers and firms.