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Is there a ranking of best legal recruiter companies? I always see different ones on linkedin, but I never know which ones the most reputable

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I'm an experienced attorney (16 years), worked in government, small/medium firms, been a solo. I'm also looking to get out of family/immigration law and go into labor/insurance defense/litiga… more

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How much did you make your first year as a recruiter?

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I was just asked to interview for an in house position. I looked back at my resume and notice there is a bullet point missing from a lis (the little black dot, not the text itself). Is it worth trying… more

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Aussie lawyer looking to relocate to MA, USA. Should I go through the more painful process of sorting the MA bar, or just do NY and hope that I get a job that doesn't require being admitted to MA … more

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Any recruiter for Arizona market here? Since I graduated and passed the bar, I haven't landed my first year associate position yet. Interested in trademark law. Thanks.

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How long do recruiters wait to submit candidates for in-house roles? I recently had a positive conversation with a recruiter for a very newly posted role. I sent my resume and the recruiter said he w… more

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When do firms start sponsoring green cards? What’s the earliest year you have seen and can I negotiate this as part of lateral package?

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As a 20+ year lawyer with no big law experience (smaller and mid size firms plus government and in house experience), would a BigLaw firm even consider me? Perhaps an of counsel position? Even a senio… more

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Public tech company securities/corporate counsel offer received Base $230k No equity or bonus What should I push for in negotiations?

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Fish, need your help. 5th year doing leveraged finance at a V20 in NYC. I’m good at my job but I hate the practice area. Was a direct hire. Ideally, would want to pivot to ECVC but would take PE M&… more

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Any advice for 5th year in small practice group at big law firm negotiating compensation at current firm without an offer from another firm? What types of additional comp have you seen?

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Any recruiters in the Charleston, SC area? I'm trying to quietly find another PI firm. Please DM me if so.

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Any recruiters based in Dubai, UAE or working with law firms based in UAE or companies looking to hire someone with legal experience. Please DM me. Thank you

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What would be an appropriate range of compensation for a 5th year/6th year associate contemplating a move in house?

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Would it make sense for someone looking to switch from litigation to corporate to use a recruiter?

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I'm not necessarily unhappy with the firm I'm at, but have started looking into in house opportunities, as I've seen some interesting openings. I understand this will likely come with a pa… more

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Are there legal recruiters out there who can help with finding a position in a different practice area? I'm a junior associate currently doing corporate/M&A transactional work, but my long-ter… more

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Small law firm in Westchester, NY looking to bring on 2 associates (1 litigation 1 transactional). having difficulty finding the right candidates and interested in engaging a recruiter. Just looking f… more

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Anyone know of firms open to relocation (can transfer UBE or take state bar), paying market, and will be open to candidates from lesser-known law school (known regionally and nationally for advocacy, … more

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How do I ask for more vacation time? I’ve been at this firm 2 years and only get 10 vacation days a year. Days get increased in year 4 to 15 where they max out. I’m beyond burnt out because I don’t ha… more

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Wanting to switch from litigation to in house. What should I make sure I do before I start applying? Do referrals from someone inside a company matter that much when applying? I'm burnt out, I nee… more

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Hi there Will be a newly qualified lawyer in corporate tech in the UK in September (after a two year training contract). Looking to make a move to the US (the Austin, Texas tech scene) and take the T… more

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During an interview, is it appropriate to ask an in house attorney how his or her experience at the company is similar to and different from a law firm?

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How do firms see candidates seeking to lateral across practice groups? I’m a senior lit associate doing v well at my current firm but seeking a global relocation which might entail switching to a tran… more

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Any firms looking for an IP or technology litigation associate, and is open to remote? Mid level here, EE undergrad with significant experience in tech.

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If a biglaw recruiter hasn’t responded to 3 emails sent days ago re: my application after callbacks, should I assume it’s a rejection?

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How do conflicts checks work? In what circumstances during a conflict check would an offer ever be rescinded? What happens if you worked on matters your new firm may have been involved with as well?

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Does saying “no” to an offer at a lit boutique burn bridges such that I’m less likely to get hired by them in the future? I got two offers to join mid-sized lit boutiques in NYC, but I’m not quite re… more

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How long does it take on average, from the time of initial submission to 1st day as a lateral associate? Let’s assume a major market like DC.

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There have been a lot of posts in the law and big law blog about legal recruiter comp. It seems to range a lot (saw second-hand info from $60k to over a million). Also saw someone say the “average” re… more

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I have a call on Monday for an in house job where I’d be drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts in areas that I’m not familiar with. I applied to the job because it’s in an industry I’d like t… more

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Recruiters who are ex law firm lawyers, do you regret the career move? Why or why not?

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Any recruiters here familiar with Spherion?

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I am a 2nd year associate in big law with private funds experience, and am hoping to move to a midsize / lifestyle firm (searching for a significantly better WLB). Does anyone have any recommendations… more

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How do I get in contact with a headhunter? Or at least get on their radar. I’m at a boutique firm in Upstate New York with 2.5 years experience including litigation, medical depositions, appellate bri… more

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I am lateraling. My start date is Sept. 7. I was planning on giving my current firm notice on Aug. 2 so my last day would be Aug. 13 and I would have a few weeks off before starting the new gig. Was j… more

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After years of thinking and overthinking and a ton of research I’ve decided to take the leap from attorney to legal recruiter. Are there any legal recruiters out there willing to have a conversation o… more

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I’m renegotiating my current pay package and I think we will get to a good compromise on total package if I get the right perks. What kind of perks have people been seeing lately? I’m Senior Counsel a… more

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Hope everyone is doing well! I’d love some advice. I currently work in house as an attorney for an entertainment company and was recently recruited for a corporate counsel position at a marketing comp… more

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