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Five Common Mistakes Law Firms Make When Entering a New Market

by Hayse LLC on

A dynamic law firm growth tactic involves opening an office in a new geographic market. To move a firm into virgin territory requires careful thought about issues that go beyond simply hiring new lawyers. Indeed, expanding a...more

Desperately Seeking HPLs: Lateral Recruiting as Law Firm Growth Strategy

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The market is ripe for lateral acquisitions—law firms just need to be listening for where the opportunities may lie....more

Five Ways to Bring Your Firm's Culture Into the Recruiting Process

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

As the pool of top associate talent has decreased over the past several years due to reduced numbers of experienced midlevel associates, increased opportunities for in-house positions, and declining law school enrollment, the...more

The Lateral Unicorn – Recruiting a Fantasy

by Timothy Corcoran on

Lateral recruiting has always has been an important approach for growing law firm revenue. However, in too many firms, lateral recruiting has shifted from one of many growth tactics to a critical strategy pursued at all...more

The One Thing You Must Do to Get Hired

by LawVision Group LLC on

More important than showing expertise, know-how, skills and experience - Ask most inside counsel why they hire the lawyers they do and they’ll tell you it’s for their specific expertise. Many take a rational approach to...more

Law Firm Talent Retention: Culture Matters

by LawVision Group LLC on

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

by LawVision Group LLC on

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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

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?

by William Henderson on

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

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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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

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

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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?

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

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)

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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)

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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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

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

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

by Law School Toolbox on

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)

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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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

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

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

by Law School Toolbox on

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

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

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

by Mimesis Law on

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

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