Job Posting Essentials
As the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is twisting 2020 beyond all recognition, the visibly overwhelmed legal field is beginning to process its severity. + read more
Many people who choose the law as their career fantasize about working for the large, prestigious firms located in large cities throughout the country. They envision the luxuriant conference rooms where they will make powerhouse deals and the never-ending fast pace of being a rising star in the legal profession. They may realize that they might not start with the large corner office and private paraprofessional staff, but they assume it will one day be part of their rise to success. + read more
Large firms that employ one hundred attorneys or more, typically offer some of the most competitive pay and benefits in the legal industry. They recruit from prestigious law schools and are often the most sought after positions straight out of law school. The thinking, among those in the legal industry, is that if you can make a name for yourself in big law, then your career path is guaranteed an upward trajectory. + read more
Deciding whether to have a female lawyer or a male lawyer represent them in court is a preference that comes down to comfort. Since a client should choose a lawyer they are comfortable with, a study performed by Acritas, owned by Thomson Reuters, found that only 17% of male clients choose female partners to handle their legal matters. In 2009, a small survey of 142 legal secretaries was conducted by a Chicago-Kent law professor. None of the legal secretaries expressed a preference for working with a female partner. Will female lawyers or female partners ever be the preference by male clients or legal staff? + read more
Skill Set vs. Cultural Fit: Which One Wins?
Hiring employees is a complicated task and must take into account many variables. When a position opens up, there is usually an established minimum skill set that potential employees need. Beyond the minimum, how much do skill and experience matter versus how well the employee will fit with the company culture.
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How to Hire a Lateral Attorney + read more
Finding qualified attorneys and legal staff is one of the most challenging hurdles faced by many law firms. Most law firms value education and training, but real-world experience is what they most need. To further contribute to the difficulty in hiring, there is a drought of young fresh professionals who want to work in large firms. + read more
With fears of a recession looming for the legal industry, record low national unemployment, and an ever-competitive legal market, knowing how to attract attorneys and legal professionals, as well as how to retain attorneys and legal professionals, takes on more significance than in previous decades. In addition to a more competitive environment, a law office must also consider how the needs and desires of top legal talent have changed. If your law office wants to attract and retain top attorneys and legal professionals, it must change its approach. In this article, we're exploring innovative ways law offices can attract and retain top legal talent. + read more
Whether you’re a legal recruiter or a law firm looking to fill attorney jobs or jobs for legal professionals, it’s important to focus on your legal recruiting efforts so that you’re able to attract, as well as retain, top legal talent. After all, law firm jobs aren’t only competitive for legal candidates. They’re also competitive among law firms. As the most trusted resource for both the attorney job search as well as jobs for legal professionals, LawCrossing strives to help legal recruiters and law firms alike improve their legal recruiting efforts. Here are eight best practices you should be using to attract top legal talent. + read more
Every business knows that productive employees are critical to success. In law firms, productivity and the ability to effectively collaborate are essential components that directly affect the bottom line and the overall morale of the entire law firm. If you are seeking ways to boost productivity and foster better collaboration, these tools and techniques are showing great promise. + read more