Anybody have any ideas or strategies on changing practice groups within their current firm? Thanks!

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Can you make up a reason that isn’t “I hate my practice group”?

E.g. - I’ve had contact with this area when we were on X deal and would like to get to know it
Area X is one I’ve always been curious about
I’ve been thinking about a switch to X area and this is such a great firm, I’d like to stay here


When you can think of a reason, call your partner/mentor and ask nicely. You’re a known quantity and the firm won’t need to beat the cost of recruiting someone and, as things stand, the other practice group is probably needing people anyway.

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Make nice with the leaders of the practice group you're interested in. Attend their meetings. If they're busy, volunteer your services.

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Find ppl in your new practice group that are more politically powerful than the relevant ppl in your current group and court their buy-in.

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