Mike Evers recruits attorneys for corporate legal departments throughout the United States. Please visit www.everslegal.com. His firm also offers experienced in-house counsel to companies on an adjunct basis.
The psychology of sudden job loss merits some attention here, if only to say that recruiters do “get it.”
There are dozens of events throughout the year around the country offering inside counsel opportunities for continuing legal education (CLE), broad based networking and dialogue with service provider sponsors.
At the largest firms in big markets like New York, Chicago and San Francisco, we still see a pyramid structure in which associates outnumber partners (though barely).
The vast majority of reference check calls should really be labeled validation calls.
Last month I suggested five tips for using inside counsel freelancers. Now it’s time to flip the coin and offer advice for inside counsel who wish to freelance.
Law department talent models continue to evolve in response to the question so often posed at inside counsel conferences: “How can general counsel handle increasing compliance requirements and other legal needs, while meeting stricter budgetary goals?”
I was wrong.
I’ve discussed the importance of extracurricular activities such as conference networking, article writing and pro bono efforts.
Many of our firm’s search assignments involve geographic relocation, often to small markets with one major Fortune 500 employer.
In the wake of another major law firm collapse, I’m getting more calls than ever from associates and partners who crave the “job security” of working for a corporate law department.