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When Where Why of Attorney Lateral Movement

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Attorney lateral movement can be quite a process and sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you should stay or if you should go. We hope to act as a compass and give you some sense of direction on your journey.

Attorney Job Search: What is Taking So Long? (pt 2)

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In an ideal world, the organization/company/firm would be transparent and communicate the reasons behind any delays to the candidate or to the recruiter, but that is not the case. The first thing to note: do not to take it personally! The employer is trying to make the best decision for the firm, just like you are trying to make the best decision for yourself as a candidate, and that takes time.

Is Diversity Dead? 7 Progressive Ways to Create Impact

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Is diversity dead? Many companies fall short as their diversity efforts start and end with talent acquisition. HR teams are charged with hiring the best and brightest diverse candidates and even require their recruiters to have a diverse slate for each role they work on - they are successful at this. In their minds, the problem is that their outreach efforts aren’t big enough. So, they partner with community-based organizations (CBO’s) and diversity organizations, they set up campus visits to Morehouse, Spelman and Howard University (even though there are 105 other HBCU's). They attend all the national diversity conferences (NBMBA, NSHMBA, NBE, etc.), meet with a ton of people, build databases and spreadsheets and report numbers back to leadership. These are all excellent – they truly are. However, finding diverse talent is only a fraction of the problem and most organizations get stuck there.

Mindful Monday: I Hate My Job

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I hate my job! You go to college, pick a major that you think you’ll love, graduate and get a degree… Later you find out that the field you chose doesn’t meet your expectations. You're passionate about what you do, (you actually enjoy it), but you’re just over it.

Attorney Job Search: What is taking so long (part 1)?

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You submit a resume for a position (directly, or with a recruiter); an organization, company or law firm calls you in for an initial interview; it goes well and you get invited back for a full round; then....nothing. Crickets chirping. What is taking so long?!

I Hate Diversity, But Not Really

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I hate diversity, but not really. I don’t actually hate the concept and intent behind diversity. No, I am in love with the idea that we can all learn and grow from varied perspectives. Our individual life experiences enable us to have a unique approach to business and life challenges. As the world becomes more and more colorful, we will organically realize open-mindedness and a genuine appreciation for our differences.

New Hire Tips: Best Law Firm to Work for

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Ever wonder what makes a company or law firm the "Best Company to Work For?" We definitely have - especially since there seems to be another list released every time we open our news feed. But is it the best, really?

Mindful Monday: Do Clerkships Matter?

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Do clerkships matter? Many young lawyers fresh out of law school wonder about the merits of a clerkship. The typical lawyer answer is; it depends. If the plan is to embark upon a litigation career path, then a clerkship is highly recommended