Trends in the Lateral Market: Are Firms Growing or Not – And Why?

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The employment of lawyers is projected to grow 9 percent over the next decade. Because the lateral market is often considered to be volatile, it can be difficult to accurately predict just how much law firms are growing. But, the number of notable mergers and transitions among the nation’s largest firms recently suggests that some… Read more »

Create a Strategic Hiring and Retention Plan for Your Firm

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Observing your competition in the marketplace can help you devise a smart hiring strategy as you plan for the future of your law firm. What are the current movements in the market? What are talented candidates looking for? What are areas of growth for the firm? Answering some of these questions can help you attract… Read more »

What to Look for in a Rainmaker

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Every firm needs great rainmakers. They are savvy in business and excellent at client development which keeps everyone busy doing what they do best. Ultimately, the rainmakers are the influencers of profitability for a law firm. Here are a few tips on what to look for in a candidate so you can land the rainmaker… Read more »

Utilizing Your Legal Team Part 2: Benefiting the Company and the Team

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Oftentimes the in-house legal team is thought of as a separate arm of the company that is mainly involved in addressing legal matters such as contracts and negotiations. This is an unfortunate misunderstanding that can limit the organization’s growth. A better way to think of in-house legal counsel is as an integral part of the… Read more »

Utilizing Your Legal Team Part 1: Business Development & Profitability

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When your company has in-house counsel, you have talented legal professionals as a part of your team of human resources. You need to make the most of the knowledge and skill of the legal professionals who are working for your organization. This means tapping your legal staff for assistance with more than just regulatory compliance…. Read more »

Use Your Law Firm Culture to Attract Top Talent

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Your law firm needs rainmakers and bright legal minds if your firm is going to succeed.  The problem is, there is tremendous competition for top legal talent. The best and the brightest attorneys can choose where they want to go, and they will often opt for firms that have a culture of innovation and a… Read more »