The legal profession is constantly evolving as attorneys adapt to the changing needs of the clients and entities they represent. Spurred on by technology, innovation and ever-changing laws and regulations, many lawyers are now specializing in novel fields unheard of when they first graduated from law school. And, for new attorneys entering the workforce, these up-and-coming legal specialties offer promising hiring opportunities, as many now face attorney shortages. Whether it’s in private practice, at a firm, or as a corporate in-house counselor, most of these sub-specialties are here to stay. For attorneys, here are 5 of the hottest ones to consider when planning a career. [Read more…]
Lawyers are oftentimes called upon to protect the rights of clients exposed to gender bias and sexual harassment. Labor and employment attorneys specialize in representing victims when those infractions occur within the workplace. But with all that said, is the legal profession guilty of hypocrisy when it comes to policing its own against biases and sexual indiscretions committed against attorneys, and others, while on the job? Sadly, the facts seem to indicate that to still be true. Let’s explore the evidence in more detail now. [Read more…]
In today’s legal market, firms and corporations are looking to resolve the diversity challenges for which the industry has long been known.
Law firms and corporations want diverse candidates and diverse workplaces.
Legal headhunters can make an impact responding to the diversity that firms and corporations seek. Candidates for legal positions – especially minorities —can greatly benefit from a legal recruiter’s advocacy, especially in their journey toward the best-fit job.
It’s no secret that the legal profession has long suffered from a lack of diversity. What’s ironic is that attorneys have historically served on the front lines as powerful voices while championing the equal opportunity rights of women, minorities and those with disabilities.
But do the equity partner rosters at major law firms reflect those cultural diversity views when it comes to their own ranks?
It’s your final semester at a top law school and your grades are good. Graduation is two months away, and you’ve been concentrating so much on your studies and passing the bar that looking for that first real attorney job has taken a back seat. But now it’s time to search out viable opportunities in the legal profession, a daunting process that has you feeling a bit overwhelmed.
You’ve heard from some lawyer friends who graduated the previous year and they’re still trying to get hired at better firms. Soon you will have to pay back student loans, so now it’s “crunch time” with respect to finding employment and realizing a return-on-investment for law school. You certainly don’t want to be flipping burgers at a fast food joint six months from now! With all that said, here are some questions to consider when searching for your first attorney job after graduating law school. [Read more…]
As law firm partners and associates return from their holiday vacations and reminisce about last year’s successes, the casual discussions will transition to anticipatory predictions for the upcoming year as speculations are bandied about. 2017 saw myriad advances within the field of law, some easily foreseen, juxtaposed with others that weren’t even on the legal radar screen as the year dawned. Undoubtedly, the new year will also provide its share of predictable innovations, along with some surprises. According to the experts, here’s a list of the top 3 potential legal trends as 2018 kicks off. [Read more…]
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…]
CHICAGO, IL JULY 24, 2017 — Digital marketing agency Deep Footprint today announced a new website that will connect job seekers and employers in the legal industry with legal recruiters. The Legal Recruiter Directory is unlike any resource of its kind, making it easy for lawyers and those employing lawyers to gather details about headhunters in their city or state without an extensive online search. [Read more…]