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Bankruptcy Attorney From Detroit Interested in Relocating to New York City


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An attorney from a top law firm in Detroit contacted me looking to relocate to New York City. The attorney had been a referral from an attorney that I had placed from a firm in Detroit in a major city as well. The attorney had attended a local law school and did not have the sort of qualifications that attorneys typically have in major New York law firms; however, the attorney was with a major law firm and had gotten very good experience with this firm both as a summer associate and associate within the firm. The attorney had also done exceptionally well at the law school they attended.
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes
In addition to being an excellent law firm and also having done well in law school, the attorney had taken the extra step of taking the New York bar prior to applying to law firms in New York City. They had studied for the New York bar while working a demanding schedule and the law firm. Showing the sort of initiative is something that often makes a major difference when an attorney is seeking to relocate to another market. Law firms know that attorneys that are willing to take the bar prior to considering relocation are likely to be committed to working in that area and are not simply fishing around for a position. While law firms in New York City do not always consider the bar requirement prior to applying to position there, they look upon attorneys that have the bar much more favorably than those that do not.
Bankruptcy Attorney From Detroit Interested in Relocating to New York City

When an attorney is seeking a position in any market they need to realize that they will do better the fewer reasons a law firm has to reject them. If an attorney does not have the bar they are almost always can to be less preferable to a law firm than one who dots. When you’re seeking to relocate to another market, anything that you can do to make yourself look stronger than other applicants will be quite helpful. The fact that this attorney had already taken the bar with something that was quite helpful.
Another thing that made this attorney quite strong was that they had experience in a niche practice area. While litigation and corporate can often be busy, there are far more litigators and corporate attorneys than there are bankruptcy attorneys. Because this attorney was in such a niche practice area they were very attractive to law firms that had a need because there simply are not a lot of bankruptcy attorneys in the market.
The attorney applied to several law firms in the New York market and within a few months was able to get interest from firms that had openings. The attorney ultimately took a position with a well-known national law firm that had a strong practice.

About Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes is a prominent figure in the legal placement industry, known for his expertise in attorney placements and his extensive knowledge of the legal profession.

With over 25 years of experience, he has established himself as a leading voice in the field and has helped thousands of lawyers and law students find their ideal career paths.

Barnes is a former federal law clerk and associate at Quinn Emanuel and a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the University of Virginia Law School. He was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist at the University of Chicago and a member of the University of Virginia Law Review. Early in his legal career, he enrolled in Stanford Business School but dropped out because he missed legal recruiting too much.

Barnes' approach to the legal industry is rooted in his commitment to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. He believes that the key to success in the legal profession is to be proactive, persistent, and disciplined in one's approach to work and life. He encourages lawyers to take ownership of their careers and to focus on developing their skills and expertise in a way that aligns with their passions and interests.

One of how Barnes provides support to lawyers is through his writing. On his blog,, and, he regularly shares his insights and advice on a range of topics related to the legal profession. Through his writing, he aims to empower lawyers to control their careers and make informed decisions about their professional development.

One of Barnes's fundamental philosophies in his writing is the importance of networking. He believes that networking is a critical component of career success and that it is essential for lawyers to establish relationships with others in their field. He encourages lawyers to attend events, join organizations, and connect with others in the legal community to build their professional networks.

Another central theme in Barnes' writing is the importance of personal and professional development. He believes that lawyers should continuously strive to improve themselves and develop their skills to succeed in their careers. He encourages lawyers to pursue ongoing education and training actively, read widely, and seek new opportunities for growth and development.

In addition to his work in the legal industry, Barnes is also a fitness and lifestyle enthusiast. He sees fitness and wellness as integral to his personal and professional development and encourages others to adopt a similar mindset. He starts his day at 4:00 am and dedicates several daily hours to running, weightlifting, and pursuing spiritual disciplines.

Finally, Barnes is a strong advocate for community service and giving back. He volunteers for the University of Chicago, where he is the former area chair of Los Angeles for the University of Chicago Admissions Office. He also serves as the President of the Young Presidents Organization's Century City Los Angeles Chapter, where he works to support and connect young business leaders.

In conclusion, Harrison Barnes is a visionary legal industry leader committed to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. Through his work at BCG Attorney Search, writing, and community involvement, he empowers lawyers to take control of their careers, develop their skills continuously, and lead fulfilling and successful lives. His philosophy of being proactive, persistent, and disciplined, combined with his focus on personal and professional development, makes him a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in the legal profession.

About BCG Attorney Search

BCG Attorney Search matches attorneys and law firms with unparalleled expertise and drive, while achieving results. Known globally for its success in locating and placing attorneys in law firms of all sizes, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys in law firms in thousands of different law firms around the country. Unlike other legal placement firms, BCG Attorney Search brings massive resources of over 150 employees to its placement efforts locating positions and opportunities its competitors simply cannot. Every legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search is a former successful attorney who attended a top law school, worked in top law firms and brought massive drive and commitment to their work. BCG Attorney Search legal recruiters take your legal career seriously and understand attorneys. For more information, please visit
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