Unless you’re an attorney who’s been practicing under a rock for the past several years, you realize that we live in a global marketplace where transnational legal proceedings have become common. Not only is the globalization phenomenon impacting how we buy, sell and trade, it’s also rapidly transforming the legal profession while fueling the growing need for international lawyers seeking a fresh and exciting career pathway. [Read more…]
There’s an old saying in the business world that: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” For any attorney out there who’s gotten their feet wet in the legal profession, you’ve no doubt found that adage to hold true. For lawyers looking to make a career change and possibly transition from one firm to a more promising opportunity at another, being in-the-know when a coveted position opens up is crucial. And sometimes a trusted fellow attorney friend at another firm has the inside scoop.
Let’s imagine for a moment that your law firm is a professional sports franchise, you are the general manager, and that an important roster spot has opened up that must be filled quickly. You need to fill that open roster spot with the most suitable candidate, while also strengthening your team. As a rule, sports industry insiders including professional scouts would be a necessary part of that process. Reputable scouts are adept at identifying and assessing a player’s talent and specialties, while promoting them within the most mutually-beneficial working relationships for all parties involved. In the end, that’s how successful sports teams are built; one piece at a time. [Read more…]
A widely-used tactic by prestigious law firms is to recruit and hire new lawyers from only a handful of the same “elite” law schools year after year. By employing this “core” campus recruiting strategy, is it possible that these respected law practices are actually overlooking talented and potentially-productive new attorneys when they graduate? [Read more…]
Today’s Specialized Attorneys Need Specialty-Focused Legal Headhunters
Most good lawyers, like doctors, concentrate on certain professional specialties. The best legal recruiters understand this key principle. As a result, legal recruiting firms also specialize in various areas of the law, while representing and marketing their clients. [Read more…]
The legal profession, much like all other aspects of society, has been greatly-impacted by rapid technological advances now at the fingertips of most practicing lawyers. In lockstep with those high-tech, career-enhancement tools, stand the better legal recruiters, or headhunters, as they expertly assist talented law professionals throughout the entire search and placement process. [Read more…]