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That's Hot. And That's Not.

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Bankruptcy practices continue to be hot, with demand for bankruptcy lawyers’ services growing 18 percent in the first nine months of 2009.

Litigation continues to show signs of life, with demand increasing by nearly 2 percent during that time.

Transactional practices continue their downward demand spirals. Merger and acquisition practices are down 8 percent, corporate practices are down 9 percent, and real estate practices are down 13 percent over the same period in 2008.

Source: HildebrandtPeer Monitor Index, Q3 ’09 Executive Report.

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