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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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Are you planning on leaving your firm in the coming year? Here are etiquette of leaving a law firm.  The era of spending an entire career at one law firm is mostly gone. In today’s volatile legal job market, associates, partners, and legal support staff regularly switch firms for a myriad of reasons. Whether it’s a...

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Has Professional Ghosting Crept Into Your Workplace? Halloween is right around the corner, and the streets will soon be filled with little witches, goblins, and ghosts. But what about the ghosts wandering the corporate realm? Ghosting was once a term reserved for the dating scene and used to describe a person who suddenly disappeared from...

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Are you a new law school graduate looking for your next big opportunity? If so, here are some job search tips that may help you find the perfect position. If you are a recent law graduate, your career trajectory can be determined by the experience, contacts, and reputation you gain in the first few years...

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Legal recruiting can be challenging in the current candidate-driven market. Many law firms and corporate legal departments are struggling to find talent in 2018’s candidate-driven market. The national unemployment rate is at historic lows, and the Texas job market is no different. Experienced legal professionals, from attorneys to support staff, are in high demand with...

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Are you preparing for a presentation interview? When presentations, public speaking or persuasion are part of a job description, candidates may be asked to make a presentation as part of their interview. A presentation interview can test many things about a candidate; the ability to represent and sell an idea, the ability to inspire an audience...

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Some businesses experience a slowdown during the summer months, while others remain busy. Here is a summer staffing checklist to get you through the summer.   During the summer, partners and associates often sacrifice their vacations to client cases and litigation schedules, but the same is not necessarily true for legal support staff such as...

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Do you experience high staff turnover? Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Economic turmoil, industry fluctuations and attrition can cause unexpected spikes in turnover, but if your firm has regularly lost talent across a number of...

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Personal branding can help you in many ways if you are seeking a new job.  What is a Personal Brand? In legal circles, everyone knows that there are lawyers whose reputations precede them: the attorney known for complex energy litigation, the must-have mediator for a construction matter or the fierce trial lawyer in the tan...