What does it mean when you don’t hear from a law firm after your interview?

One of the most frustrating things for lateral attorneys is applying for positions at law firms and then hearing nothing back from the firms. This can happen when a candidate has sent an application and is waiting for a response, or after a candidate has gone through an interview at the firm. There are many reasons why this happens, and to understand this phenomenon you first need to understand how lateral recruiting is done inside of most law firms.