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The Standard in Attorney Search and Placement
How do legal recruitment agencies work? READ MORE >
Use this sample annotated retained search agreement in drafting an agreement with a legal recruiting firm.
This article discusses many of the questions most often raised by law firms about their search firm relationships. There are very few "right" or "absolute" answers to questions about search firm relationships. READ MORE >
The stakes—time, money, or firm-wide resources—are always high when you embark on a search for a lateral hire. And these costs often have nothing to do with due diligence or questions of fit and synergy. Instead, it's a matter of sheer economics. Because some headhunters' fees now run in the six-figure range, managing such relationships on the front-end can be crucial. READ MORE >
The first and most important step of the legal-recruiting process, building long-term client relationships with law firms, is too often ignored or underestimated by many recruiters. Strong relationships are what allow a firm to trust a recruiter with its hiring decisions and are actually critical to any recruiter's effectiveness. Building this trust is far more rewarding than making an individual deal or placement, although it often takes much more effort and consideration for the client's needs. To this end, a good recruiter must always look to deepen its business relationships into partnerships and take into account whether an attorney he/she represents will benefit that attorney's partners as much as that attorney's placement will benefit his/her own interests. READ MORE >
I. IntroductionYou've received a call from the managing partner in your firm's intellectual property practice, who needs to hire three new associates, pronto. READ MORE >
His character's fate sealed by mortal wounds suffered on a historic battlefield, the actor casts his glance heavenward and breathes forth an elegant final soliloquy, imparting timeless words of honor, courage, and love. When he finishes, all is silent, save for the clatter of his falling sword and shield as the hero slumps and falls. The story has concluded. The curtain falls. The audience, moved by the dramatic scene just witnessed, erupts in applause, shouting its adoration. Another fantastic stage production has ended for the theater company. READ MORE >
Law firm recruiting managers are called upon daily to handle a myriad of responsibilities for their firms, including coordinating fall recruiting programs at law schools, planning and managing summer-associate programs, managing lateral hiring, professional development, and conducting partner and associate evaluations. Some of these professionals also handle human resources and marketing functions. These professionals are highly skilled and most often overworked. READ MORE >
"It was really easy to work with [BCG Attorney Search]. I was able to get a wide variety of options that I may not..." Read more
Erin KaprelianNew York University School of Law, Class Of 2009Placed at Swissport USA, Inc.
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Mary ThomasHarvard Law School, Class Of 1994Placed at Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A.
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Dion BeattyChicago-Kent College of Law, Class Of 2017Placed at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
"Thank you for all of the great work you've done for me and my job search. I sincerely appreciate your help with my..." Read moreNoah RabinBoston College Law School, Class Of 2011Placed at Morrison Mahoney LLP
"I just received your very thoughtful bottle of champagne and wanted to reach out to you both to say thank you,..." Read moreKathleen MartiniUniversity of Chicago Law School, Class Of 2018Placed at Jones Day.
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Isaac SwaimanUniversity of Minnesota Law School, Class Of 2013Placed at HOGAN LOVELLS