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Recruiting and retention in a candidate-driven market can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help.  It’s a challenging time for hiring partners. Law firms of all sizes and specialties are struggling to attract and keep talent. A strong recruiting and retention strategy can help firms attract candidates, reduce turnover, and stay competitive in...

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Have you considered these steps when switching firms? Lawyers have many reasons for switching firms. Some are not happy with their current situation; others want to move up the ladder. For associates, the peak period for making an initial move is between years two through five. A typical lawyer may move two to four times...

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties, bonuses, and promotions! After the festivities, law firms face the predictable wave of departures or lateral moves that mark the start of each year. Although associates leave throughout the year for a myriad of reasons, lateral moves surge in January. Here are some of the top reasons associates leave...

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How are you growing your legal network? Build your legal network! This mantra is drummed into attorneys from law school onward. Associates dutifully attend events and collect business cards. Back at the office, they send out “friend” requests and consider their network built. Established attorneys tend to stick with the same circle of contacts for years,...

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2019 is shaping up to be a solid year for law firms, according to midyear reports compiled by Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, and Citi Private Bank. Here are some 2019 law firm HR trends that will likely carry into 2020: Firm Challenges The Multi-Generational Workforce – Today the typical law firm has four generations of employees....

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The fourth-quarter is right around the corner and contract attorneys might be a great bet for getting to the finish line. From last-minute projects to planning for the new year, fourth-quarter can one of the busiest time of year. Like clockwork, law firms across the U.S. begin a flurry of year-end activities as attorneys are...

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Helping summer associates is a smart career move. As an attorney, grueling hours and heavy workloads are the norm, and there is precious little time left for other activities. The onslaught of eager summer associates milling around the office for 8-10 weeks may seem like an unwelcome distraction for busy attorneys. However, it may be...

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Litigation is increasing in every practice area. New filings daily in both state and federal courts. Project attorneys can lessen the load.  In 2019, law firms and corporate legal departments have seen large increases in litigation work across almost all practice categories.  While profitable, complex litigation can be a significant drain on the time, resources,...

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Diversity in Houston law firms is an upward trend. Hiring for diversity has become a commitment for many firms. Check out some great resources on how to best hire for diversity. Diversity in the corporate world has moved from a trendy concept to the accepted standard of operation, with most major corporations touting a comprehensive diversity policy. Below...

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What you need to know before hiring in-house counsel Some startups immediately start hiring in-house counsel and launch a legal department, while other businesses operate for many years before bringing a single GC on board. A general counsel under the company roof acts as an advisor and company representative, in addition to being the primary...

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