Category Archives: For Employers

The Top 7 Reasons to Hire Your First In-house Attorney

When and why should an emerging company bring an attorney in-house?   Employment and HR issues—hiring, firing, and compensating executives, employees, and independent contractors; creating an up-to-date employee handbook; and providing mandated trainings Compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations impacting your business Financing and other growth/exit strategies Contracts and agreements—including real estate…
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Keeping Your Former Lawyers Happy Helps Your Law Firm Grow

Law firm recruiting and retention efforts benefit from treating your former attorneys like valued alumni rather than disloyal deserters. Gone are the days when lawyers joined the firm directly from law school and left only when they retired or were pushed out if they failed to make partner. Today, even (or especially) the best lawyers…
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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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SECONDMENTS: Win/Win/Win

Secondment; si-kond-muhnt Noun, British, The transfer of a military officer or corporate executive to another post for temporary duty In the legal marketplace, secondment is the loan by a law firm of one of their lawyers to a corporate entity in need of in-house expertise on a limited basis. The law department may need an…
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