Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

Mary Alice Kuykendall

Recent Posts

Enthusiastic Job Seekers Sought

Posted by Mary Alice Kuykendall on Tue, Jul 30, 2019


Read More

Topics: #legalrecruiting, #interviewtips

100 Years of Legal Recruiting Experience

Posted by Mary Alice Kuykendall on Fri, Jun 14, 2019


Read More

Topics: #legalrecruiting, #legalsearch

Law Firm Hiring in 2019 – How to attract and hire the ones you want!

Posted by Mary Alice Kuykendall on Fri, May 31, 2019

With unemployment at a record low, it’s more challenging than ever for law firms to find and hire lateral attorneys.  In this red-hot Texas market, job seekers need to be enticed to leave their current jobs.  We’ve found most of the on-point candidates are ones we've “headhunted”.  Sometimes they are passively in the job market, keeping an eye on job boards or checking-in with us periodically to “test the waters”.  Often, we are starting from scratch.

Read More

Topics: #lawfirmjobs

Ready to accept that job offer?  Thinking about a counteroffer?

Posted by Mary Alice Kuykendall on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

While working with legal professionals looking for a new job, compensation is of course one of the primary things we discuss.  Unless you’re a lawyer working for a big AmLaw firm with stair-step salaries, it’s important to do your homework and have all the facts before you accept an offer, or a counteroffer is made.  Maybe they did “hit you with their best shot”, putting significant thought and consideration into your offer.  If you’re working with a recruiter, they should be able to offer insight into their client about “wiggle room” in the budget, additional equity or that available corner office.  But, before you accept or a potential insult is delivered and a counteroffer ill received, know the facts.

Read More

Topics: #legalrecruiting