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I recently had a conversation with a law student who was about to graduate from a top law school but could not find a job, or even get an interview. READ MORE >
Regardless of the reason, it is not an ideal situation to be conducting another job search so soon after your last one. However, the chances of your success in quickly finding another job are highly dependent on your reasons for wanting or needing to leave. READ MORE >
In the contest of a description of a law firm job opportunity, 'fit' or 'fitness' means the ability of a particular candidate to meet the most basic and important requirements for the job as stated in the description. READ MORE >
I can’t even begin to relate how many times attorneys I have known have blown interviews by viewing the purpose of their interview incorrectly. It is not, as many seem to think, to tell the firm what your terms are and then let them decide whether they want to continue to pursue you. I will admit to doing this myself when I was an associate; I walked into interviews with an internal list of what it would take to get me to move. In short, I had a list of demands that I expected firms to meet in order to gain their prize (me). Not surprisingly, I turned out not to be quite as hot a commodity as I thought I was. READ MORE >
The economy during the last several years has been difficult. Attorneys, like many other workers, have been faced with very tough choices. READ MORE >
The interview process with firms has become quite lengthy. Now more than ever, firms are scrutinizing candidates and are much more concerned with finding the right person than filling an immediate hiring need. READ MORE >
Here's a little secret: one of the first things a future employer will do is 'Google' you. READ MORE >
Where a candidate has strong credentials, it is almost always to their advantage to work with a capable, experienced legal recruiter. READ MORE >
Learn what entertainment law is really like in this article. READ MORE >
It is, of course, my job to present my candidates with law firm openings as they arise. Every so often I hear in response to a new opening, “I have a friend at that firm.” My first reaction is – great! Then the follow up question, “Is it better to submit through my friend or you?” Or worse, the statement, “I would rather submit through my friend.” READ MORE >
These are attorneys that have gone in-house too early in their careers and are looking to transition back into law firm life. READ MORE >
By 'good,' I mean a recruiter who is highly capable, dedicated and experienced and best for you. READ MORE >
One of the first questions I ask any potential candidate I might work with is READ MORE >
Generally speaking, attorneys do not tend to be risk-taking personalities. This means that we are often loyal, and want to believe the best about our employers. READ MORE >
I had an interesting summer working with a number of U.S. citizens who were working at large firms in London and other foreign cities who decided that it was time to return to the U.S. READ MORE >
Almost every job listing we see for lateral litigation candidates contains some variation on the words 'trial experience a plus, 'or' second chair trial experience required, first chair trial experience helpful. READ MORE >
A general rule, major firms will not hire a senior attorney just because they are a great lawyer and/or have great credentials, like they may do for an associate. READ MORE >
I often encounter candidates who have previously applied to a particular law firm READ MORE >
Hopping' is not something that just rabbits and kangaroos do. The term is also employed by law firms to describe attorney candidates who have worked at a relatively large number of firms in a relatively short period of time. READ MORE >
Law firms are businesses and they need to make money. The people receiving your resume might think you are a fabulous person, but nothing trumps the bottom line. READ MORE >
Gaps' or 'holes' in a resume are popular terms used by law firms and other employers to describe an employment record that is not entirely smooth and uniform. READ MORE >
The best way to get your materials noticed is to make sure that you adhere to the following guidelines. READ MORE >
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Russell MorseLoyola University School of Law, Class Of 2007Placed at Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson, PLC
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Hays EllisenUniversity of Michigan Law School, Class Of 1996Placed at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP.
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Cameron WilliamsonDuke University School of Law, Class Of 2015Placed at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
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Andrew FriedmanUniversity of Minnesota, Class Of 1993Placed at Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, PA