Category Archives: The Search

Listen to Your Recruiter

Your legal recruiter can be an invaluable asset in your job search. The headhunter (and most of us don’t mind that term) can best help you achieve your career goals if you communicate openly and honestly, are responsive, and respect the recruiting process. The following strategies will help you get the candidate/recruiter relationship off to…
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Is the Grass Really Greener? Evaluating a Move at the Senior Level

It's the age-old question: Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? In the early years of an attorney's career, enhanced partnership potential, more money, better training, or a preference for a particular type of practice are important considerations in evaluating a career move. However, as an attorney's career develops, and…
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Does Size Really Matter? Choosing a Law Firm

Small, Medium, or Large? National, Regional, or Local? Law firms are not "one-size-fits-all". In choosing a law firm, size and structure are important considerations, especially since they often dictate other significant factors such as practice areas, types of clients, billable hours requirements, compensation, partnership opportunities, and how decisions and policies are made. While, of course,…
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Myths of In-House Practice

Is the grass really greener on the other side, or is that just a myth? A significant number of law firm attorneys tell us that they would like to make the move to in-house practice. They cite such incentives as reduced hours, no pressure to develop business, more stability, and the possibility to move from…
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