Tag Archives: Lateral moves

Are Bonuses Hampering Your Career Move?

Law firms pay associate bonuses not only to incentivize excellent performance and high productivity, but also to entice lawyers to join them and stay. Firms may pay discretionary bonuses predicated on excellent associate work and strong financial performance of the firm, hours bonuses requiring a minimum number of annual billable hours for any bonus eligibility…
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Fourth Quarter 2010 Lateral Market Update

Lateral attorney hiring remained slow in early 2010 but definitely picked up in the second half of the year, particularly regarding associates.  The demand for partners with significant business remained constant.  However, hiring firms are scrutinizing potential portable business more intensely. The most active practice areas for lateral partner movement were, in descending order, IP,…
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Settling In: 10 steps for getting off to a good start on your new job

Integration into a new work environment is as important to your success as choosing the right job. While some responsibility for integration falls to the hiring firm, a wise attorney will be proactive. The process begins during the search and negotiation phases and continues throughout your first several months, or more, on the job. Manage…
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