Category Archives: Legal Industry Trends

The Elusive Finish Line When Recruiting New Attorneys

We typically write our blog for the attorney, but we get a lot of feedback from employers who read our blog, too.  To that end, this week’s topic is geared for the law firm or in house legal department to … Continue reading

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SPRING CLEANING (A Career Checklist)

It’s springtime (finally) and that means spring cleaning is upon us.  Clean the house, box up the winter clothes and donate what you are never going to wear again (remember that lime green jacket you have – you’re never going … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning – Be Sure to Dust-off Your Resume Too!

Spring is in the air – at least in some parts of the country.  It is a good time to clean the house, replace the batteries in the smoke detectors, and update your resume.  Okay, that last part may not … Continue reading

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Resurgence of the Business Law Attorney

It is no secret that the past five or six years have been particularly challenging for business law attorneys as deals dried up, businesses went under, and a general lack of work permeated the legal market.  Fortunately for everyone, the … Continue reading

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PARTNERS MOVING AT A RATE NOT SEEN IN YEARS!

The new lateral numbers are out and there is a lot of movement among lawyers in the largest firms. Still fueled by last year’s collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf (when nearly 300 partners flooded the market), the Am Law 200 … Continue reading

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Dirty Laundry

Every law firm or company has aspects that are less than desirable for some people.  In fact, this may be the reason that someone is considering a move.  However, it is never a good to dwell on this too much … Continue reading

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The Upside to the Downturn

The economic downtown has certainly hit the legal market hard.  People have lost jobs and job openings are still in short supply. There is no denying that has been a challenging time.  However, the downturn has also forced attorneys to reevaluate … Continue reading

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Invest In Your #1 Asset at the Law Firm: Your Attorneys

“No organization can do better than the people it has.” -Peter Drucker, Management Guru (1909-2005) As we approach the new year, if your organization is looking to add an attorney in the near future, the time to start looking is … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Telephone Interview

Telephone interviews are never ideal but sometimes necessary.  If you have never been a part of a telephone interview, you should know a few of the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. First, it is very difficult to convey … Continue reading

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Associate Happiness Survey Results

AMLAW just released the result of their annual associate survey – and the results are interesting.  Midlevel associates, despite living under the constant fear of layoffs, pay cuts and bonus reductions are generally happier than they have been in years.  … Continue reading

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