Category Archives: The Search

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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Where Do I look for In-House Job Leads?

Just as with most career transitions in any market sector, a large percentage of in-house lawyer moves are accomplished through networking and personal referrals. While in-house hopefuls should actively network, they should not overlook other sources for possible job leads.   Outside Counsel  General counsel typically hire other in-house lawyers in the same industry whom…
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Writing an Effective Business Development Plan

An effective business development plan lays out exactly how the potential lateral lawyer will advance the target firm’s strategic plan, most commonly through expanding its client base. Moreover, it demonstrates that the candidate has that “It Factor” to justify the firm’s investing the time and money necessary to complete the hire and execute the plan.…
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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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