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The Best Interview Question Yet—For the Candidate to Ask

One of the wonderful things about being a legal search consultant is that, even after over 30 years in the trenches, I learn something new almost every day.  Today, I learned something from a candidate that I want to share, since it’s so good. This candidate, a mid-level associate, is wise beyond his years. When…
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Profitability, Not Size of Book, is Key to Lateral Partner Success

The size of the candidate’s book of business is not the controlling factor in determining the success of a lateral partner hire; rather, profitability is the key concern. A $5million book of business is not worth the same to every law firm’s bottom line, and the calculation depends upon several factors. The true value of…
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Elder Law: Who Knew Senior Citizens Were Such Hot Clients?

Elder law is a rapidly-growing practice area driven by a graying American population with diverse legal needs. In addition to handling matters traditionally encompassed by estate planners, elder law attorneys take a more holistic approach to address the client’s financial, physical, and emotional requirements. Few practice areas touch upon the range of issues that elder…
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High on Pot Practice?

Cannabis law practice is a double-edged sword at the moment.  The legal needs of this budding industry can provide plenty of work for a wide variety of lawyers or, if the new US Attorney General gets his way, it could fizzle out. A majority of states legalized marijuana for medical purposes and, so far, eight…
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