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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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The In-house Interview

Because the ideal in-house candidate differs from the ideal law firm candidate, the interview differs, as well.  Candidates must take these differences into consideration to make a successful leap in-house from the law firm environment.   Preparation Preparation is essential for any job interview. Before interviewing for an in-house legal position, candidates should study the…
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Lawyers Leaving the Military

There’s good news and bad news for those transitioning from a military legal career to the civilian legal job market. First, the bad news: JAG recruiting websites for all branches of service state that JAG experience will make your move to a civilian legal career “seamless” or “effortless”. That’s not true. Entering the legal job…
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New Options: Related Legal Careers

The recession put extreme pressure on the legal marketplace, not only decreasing employment opportunities with traditional law firms but also giving rise to new career options for lawyers. Attorneys seeking employment in the new economy must think outside the box to maximize their career opportunities. New ways of delivering legal services spawned alternative provider organizations,…
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