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Find out why law firms are interested in much more than just your resume in this article. READ MORE >
Are you considering leaving your current firm and joining a virtual law firm? Make sure you ask yourself these important questions first. READ MORE >
Do you belong in a law firm? Ask yourself these three important questions to find out. READ MORE >
Find out why it is so hard to get a job in a law firm as an older attorney and how older attorneys can increase their chances. READ MORE >
Learn more about the entire process BCG Attorney Search goes through for every legal placement it makes. READ MORE >
Learn about the challenges partners face inside law firms in this article. READ MORE >
Learn how identifying your “tribe” will help you achieve greater career satisfaction and financial security in a law firm. READ MORE >
Learn what most good attorneys do that causes them to be so unhappy in this article. READ MORE >
Find out what causes so many attorneys to be angry in this article. READ MORE >
Learn how to do these two things that will ensure your successful career as an attorney. READ MORE >
This article reveals the secrets of the Harvard-inspired ranking system used by high-end legal recruiters to appropriately match attorney candidates with law firms. BCG recruiters assign rankings of “5” (highest) to “1” (lowest) to every law firm seeking to hire attorneys and to every candidate seeking to find a law firm position. The rankings are based on a host of criteria including (for law firms) the stature of the firm’s client base and caliber of the firm’s partners and (for attorney candidates) the candidate’s law school grades and the candidate’s work ethic. READ MORE >
You need to have a list of cases you have worked on or deals you have helped close to show law firms what you have done. Learn more in this article. READ MORE >
With clear and proven insights on rainmaking, business plans, lateral moves and more, BCG’s Comprehensive Guide for Law Firm Partners is a must-have resource. READ MORE >
In order to ensure a bright future, new law firm partners should make these three critical investments in their career. READ MORE >
If you are an attorney with portable business, your business plan is even more important than your resume. When you were an associate, the first thing a potential employer looked at was your resume when deciding whether to give you an interview. Now, the first thing, and sometimes the only thing, they will look at is your business plan. It is absolutely imperative that you create a business plan that represents you accurately and advantageously. READ MORE >
Question:I am a Non-Equity Tax Partner at a large law firm and am considering a lateral law firm move, however I do not have any portable business. Will there be viable lateral opportunities for someone like me? READ MORE >
Question: I am a partner who is looking to move to another firm. Can you provide some basic guidance as to how I should estimate my portable business? READ MORE >
Making the decision whether to move, and if so to where, is one of the most crucial decisions a partner has to make during their career. I regularly receive questions from my partner candidates regarding the various stages of the law firm recruiting process. This article summarizes the primary stages in this critical process and explains how they work. READ MORE >
Question: I’m a senior associate, and my firm wants me to start marketing and getting business for the firm. However, I feel it is more important to focus on my legal practice, and bill lots of hours. Learning marketing seems like a low priority - after all, it isn’t billable. I didn’t choose law just to end up doing sales. Besides, a high biller has job security, right? READ MORE >
Going in for a lateral partner recruitment involves looking into a lot of details and making sure that all the mundane but necessary details are taken care of. Here is a short checklist and a questionnaire put together by BCG Attorney Search that you can use to help you in this process. READ MORE >
Consider the poignant scene in Hamlet, when Laertes prepares to leave his beloved Denmark and the life that he has known there to go off to France. The words of his father Polonius, ring true as you take on the role of a new partner: READ MORE >
For the World’s Largest Collection of Law Firm Interview Resources Click HereQuestion: I am a senior associate with some portable business. I am looking for a job in today's market with a straight base compensation, but I find that everyone just wants to talk about my potential portables (which are tentative at best) once they hear that I have some business. Is it impossible to find a normal service role today instead of a rainmaking role at my level? Should I stop mentioning my portables to potential employers, although I think that they do add something to my candidacy? I don't want an eat-what-you-kill compensation structure, but, inevitably, the conversation goes in that direction as soon as ''potential portables'' are mentioned. Help! READ MORE >
Having spent the past week vetting resumes from partner candidates who are exploring the market, something from my college days keeps coming to mind. It's a play called 'dentity Crisis' by Christopher Durang. One of the core moments within such play is a dialogue between the character Jane and her psychiatrist, Summers: READ MORE >
There seems to be some debate, so let me settle the issue: I do not read minds. The recruiters at BCG are all talented people blessed with an enormous array of gifts, but, sadly, they lack that particular talent as well. At least the last time I checked. READ MORE >
"One thing I liked a lot about Romina was that she was super friendly and really responsive,..." Read more
Joseph HansenUniversity of Minnesota Law School, Class Of 2010Placed at Latham & Watkins LLP.
"Some of my favorite things about working with BCG are that it was successful and that they..." Read more
A. C.Wisconsin Law School, Class Of 2005Placed at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
"My favorite thing about BCG Attorney Search was the access to so many great relationships..." Read more
Evan LeeUCLA, Class Of 2013Placed at Novian & Novian, LLP.
"You provided a lot of back-end help in terms of preparing resumes, cover letters, etc. It..." Read moreA. C.Fordham University School of Law, Class Of 2013Placed at Paul Hastings LLP.
"Karen was very responsive and had great information and really listened to what I was..." Read more
Theresa CarrollWashington University School of Law, Class Of 2011Placed at BatesCarey LLP
"Nadeen was great. She sort of quartered back the whole process for me and made it easy. As..." Read morePatrick FanningUniversity of Richmond School of Law, Class Of 2013Placed at Troutman Sanders LLP
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