Category Archives: Planning Your Search

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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Bear Or Bull? The Stock Market And The Job Market Are Closely Linked

Where the stock market leads, the legal job market follows. The first half of 1998 saw the stock market rise to record levels, and law firm hiring followed suit. Since the downswing in July, and the volatile stock market since then, legal hiring has markedly slowed. Even though the market now is playing around the…
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