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I am trying to get into IP. I got an LLM in IP with honors. I worked at a small plaintiff’s firm for 5 years but not much IP cases (2 or 3). How do I get noticed by bigger firms who practice IP?

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Staff Attorney here working in Big Law. 75% of my position is managing discovery. The remaining 25% is writing research memos and depo prep. Graduated from a low tier school in 2014 with a mediocre… more

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Hello! I am American but have been living and working in the UK since college. I am a practicing attorney in the UK (financial services litigation) but would like to return home to NYC to be with my f… more

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Anyone have recruiter recommendations for a 2014 grad litigation associate looking for an in-house role in Chicago? Thanks!

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I am under qualified for a job that I KNOW I can do. They’ve asked for a certain number of years of experience and I don’t have it. However, I do have some experience in the exact requirements for the… more

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I am extremely burnt out at my current firm. I was recently offered an interview by opposing counsel and have been passively looking at other jobs (to keep me sane). I am planning on quitting but more… more

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For a writing sample: Is it better to use a motion that you won, or a motion that may reflect better writing/analysis, but that you lost? Does your answer change if the winning motion is more recent t… more

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Next week I’m having my first lateral interview as a junior associate. I’m very nervous because the group with whom I’m interviewing works with life science/tech clients and the attorneys have strong … more

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Recruiters, my position as senior in-house counsel at a privately held electronics manufacturing company was eliminated recently due to COVID. Looking for opportunities in the Mpls/Chicago areas. Open… more

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What can I use as a writing sample if I’m applying to jobs after taking some time off and don’t have access to old work product? (Litigation) Do I need to draft a memo analyzing a hypothetical case or… more

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I would appreciate any insight on management-side employment law in Dallas. I am a MLA at a large firm in LA pondering a move for financial/family reasons, but it doesn't seem like there are many … more

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I am an Illinois licensed attorney looking for an associate position in Chicago, specifically in tax. If anyone knows of any opportunities please let me know.

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I was fired by my firm in Oct for a combo of covid-related & other reasons, jumped right into volunteering for Biden campaign, then spent Dec/Jan dealing with family issues. Now trying to figure o… more

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I interviewed for an in-house role and thought it went well. The position was removed from the company website and from LinkedIn a week later. Got a call from the recruiter saying there would be a … more

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Recruiters- I’m a first year associate. I’ve been at my firm since September and can already tell it’s not going to work out. Can I get another job with this little experience? What’s the best way to … more

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Any legal recruiters specialize in retooling? Trying to retool to a different practice group and having a tough time.

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Couldn’t be more unhappy with my job, specifically my pay and my employers. I am being paid extremely below average and am overwhelmed and disrespected daily . I would make more money doing a non-lega… more

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Any former attorneys turned legal recruiters on here that would be open to providing some guidance to someone trying to make the switch?

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I was laid off from my law firm in October due to COVID slow-down. Last official day was December 31, 2020, but am still on their website. How do I explain this to potential employers? I am afraid th… more

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2nd year insurance defence associate wanting to transition out. Have considered doing different areas of litigation, but would ideally like to move to in-house work. How (un)likely is this to happen w… more

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Are there any recruiters that can assist with relocating from the U.S. to London? I’ve been contemplating this for a long time and would like to connect with someone who is familiar with the process. … more

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When a recruiter contacts you to say “your background is of interest to me” for “a role I have been contracted to fill”, have they actually been specifically contracted by the firm, and maybe should b… more

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What are favorite questions an interviewee had for you post interview?

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Anyone know an excellent recruiter in NYC? I’ve had quite a few recruiters reach out with (promising!) opportunities and then completely ghost me. So frustrating and unprofessional!

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I'm really curious to know if recruiters are seeing any demand for experienced cannabis law attorneys.

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I’m a 2015 graduate and while in law school I did a lot of entertainment work. After law school I clerked for a bit before going in-house to do corporate work (2 years) and I’ve been at a firm doing c… more

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I have 35 years experience in the environmental field and would like to move to a small or midsize firm that specializes in environmental law, has an excellent reputation, and has a good working envir… more

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Do any legal recruiters here *specialize* in data privacy/cyber security?

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I’m working with a recruiter who has requested a writing sample. I’m applying for lateral positions in data privacy (so briefs wouldn’t be helpful). What type of sample should I use?

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What does it mean when the partner after a second round interview says "we are not hiring immediately, but will keep me updated. But if you don't hear from us, not take it as a NO!"

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I have worked with really amazing recruiters in the past but lately I am coming across a few below average recruiters...even from really reputable/large legal recruiting companies. Is this happening … more

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More of ‘A Legal Recruiter Asks’ Will those firms who have been successful managing through the pandemic and keeping people engaged and connected increase retention (crisis reveals character), partic… more

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I’m working with a recruiter trying to lateral to a smaller Midwest market and not really happy with them. They are just sending me general firms that they’ll send my resume to, not actual listings. O… more

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I have an excellent resume as a corporate attorney, have great references and experience, am a likeable person but am in the process of being laid off due to COVID. What are my prospects of finding a … more

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I was extended an offer over the weekend with a lateral firm. Along with the offer they provided a conflict checks form. I’m going to accept the offer, no doubt about it. But should I wait until some … more

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I’m considering moving from NYC to Florida for family reasons, and I’m worried about my prospects. I’m a 7th-year associate at a mid-sized firm and most of my experience is in arbitration. As a senior… more

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Any thoughts on changing fields of law? I have been actively networking and trying to get a position with an admiralty and maritime law firm. This is a niche field of law and it has been really diffic… more

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Is it common practice for firms to pay for tail malpractice coverage of newly hired partners?

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I am a fourth-year management-side employment attorney looking for a new role. If you know of, or are hiring for, any open employment counsel positions (either remote or New York-based), I’d love to c… more

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Not sure how this works, but I am currently looking for an associate position in Los Angeles area. Can anyone send firms that are hiring.

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