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Law Firm Talent Retention: Culture Matters

Millennials, Gen-Xers, Baby Boomers, Silent Generation, etc. Much has been written and I dare say speculated about why things are not working well between the generations. This includes such generic statements such as,...more

Lateral Recruiting: Improve Your Success Rate by Asking the Right Questions

When it comes to lateral recruiting, it goes without saying that most firms aspire to improve their success rate. In the Above The Law article “6 Tips for Smarter Lateral Hiring,” author David Lat quickly prioritizes asking...more

BALCA: Error Caused by Deficient PERM Form Not a Proper Reason for Denial

The permanent labor certification process (also referred to as PERM) allows an employer to hire a foreign national to work permanently in the United States. Prior to filing a PERM application for a foreign worker with the...more

“Like” it or Not? Tips for Addressing Employee Social Media Use

At first, employee social media use sounds like a matter of common sense. Candidates for a job should be careful what they post on social media sites, and make sure they’re not sharing any unsavory details about their past...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending August 14, 2015....more

How is the entry-level legal job market in Australia?

Not good. There are more law graduates than jobs, yet law schools are making matters worse by admitting more students in order to generate subsidies for other parts of the university. That's the basic charge of the...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending August 8, 2015...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending July 31, 2015....more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week of July 24, 2015....more

Have you hired an Innovation Intern?

I just got an email from my friend John Kain in Australia. John is the CEO/Managing Partner/Leader of the Pack (not sure of his title) of Kain C+C Lawyers in Adelaide. John is as forward thinking as any lawyer I’ve meant,...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (May 29, 2015)

From Around the Web - The Absolute Worst Way to Run a Law School: What law school employed a president who quit after only eight days? Hope it wasn’t your school! (Above the Law)...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (April 24, 2015)

From Around the Web - Working From Home? 10 Things You Can Do To Keep Home and Work Separate: If you work from home, here are 10 things that you can do to clearly delineate your time. (Apartment Therapy)...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders in the field....more

Lessons from Law Firm Management: The Multigenerational Workforce

Today one of the more complicated challenges facing law firms is the ability to bridge cultural divides and expectations within a multigenerational workforce. Law firms are often comprised of a wide swath of generations, from...more

JD Advantage Jobs: A Closer Look, Part I

“JD advantage” (“JDA”) jobs are those “for which bar passage is not required but for which a JD degree provides a distinct advantage.” Perhaps most important, they are treated equivalently to “bar passage required” (BPR) jobs...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (April 3, 2015)

From Around the Web - An Interview with Nicole Abboud: Get to know this fashion lawyer, Southwestern alumna, and host of the new podcast, The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. (Law Commentator)...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Mar 13, 2014)

From Around the Web - What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like: Our own Alison and Lee talk about the steps to creating an alternative legal career path and what students should be doing in law school to prepare...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders in the field for the week of March 16, 2015....more

Visualizing Employment By Law School, Part IV

In a series of previous posts, we discussed ways of visualizing law school employment outcomes. While the focus of those posts was on schools’ employment fractions in seven ABA-defined categories, it can also be useful to...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (Feb 13, 2014)

From Around the Web - Podcast #6: Alison Monahan on Law School and Lawering: Alison talks about what success means in law school now that law jobs are scarce, and how law students and new graduates can best adapt to the...more

Key In-House Counsel Interview Questions Every Automotive Supplier Needs to Ask

As automotive suppliers continue to add employees to keep up with industry growth, legal departments or top management may desire to hire experienced in-house counsel to support the business. To ensure the right fit,...more

BigLaw Recruiter: We Didn't Kill Dewey & LeBoeuf  [Video]

Jan. 21, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- Jon Lindsey, partner at recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, talks with Lee Pacchia about the market for talent among the world's largest law firms. Asked why recruiters get blamed for the...more

A Guide for General Counsel: Structuring your legal team

General Counsels and other heads of legal are required to provide an efficient and effective in-house legal department to the wider business. This article is aimed at both new GCs setting up a new in-house legal department...more

TRENDING: Minnesota’s Midwestern “Identity Crisis”

The usual suspects did it again Tuesday. My Minnesota friends who, like me, tend to indulge in a bit too much Minnesota-centric navel gazing took high interest to a Minneapolis Star Tribune column that posed an interesting...more

Milbank Hiring Partner Sees Big Uptick in 3L Recruits [Video]

Oct. 16, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Jay Grushkin, hiring partner at New York's Milbank Tweed, talks with Lee Pacchia about the current state of recruiting incoming associates for large law firms, first year associate compensation...more

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