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Career Opportunity or Outplacement?

If you’re an NBA fan, then you’re undoubtedly aware that free agency is about to begin, and there is much speculation about which teams will attract the most desirable players. If you have the inside scoop, you can actually place a sports wager in Vegas as to which team has the best chance of landing the top tier players. In the real world of law firm management, we don’t have the luxury of waiting for the top tier partner candidates to choose our law firm. Progressive-minded law firms recognize that they have to be equipped and proactive in pursuing high caliber, desirable partner candidates. In the competitive race to lure the market’s top talent, law firm leadership has to carefully walk a tight rope of knowing when to roll out the red carpet and when to quickly pull it back. Fact or Fiction? It doesn’t really matter what time of the year you hire a lateral partner. If your firm has an opportunity to hire a premier lateral partner candidate, you shouldn’t hesitate! There are specific key months or seasons when your firm should be on high alert when a candidate or recruiter comes calling. And for those in law firm leadership who have the perception that legal recruiters are not that savvy, let me dispel the myth and share that most recruiters typically know which firms are more discerning than others. If you answered Fact to the question above, we encourage you to contact us immediately at to arrange a confidential telephone or personal meeting.

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