The Dallas Metroplex area and Austin continue to top lists as best places to find a job in 2018, as reported by Marcy de Luna of culturemap Austin. See http://austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/01-15-18-austin-best-places-to-find-a-job-wallethub/. As with the job market overall, we continue to see the strongest growth and demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Central Texas, but with Houston on an upward trend and improving as well.
Momentum was a proud sponsor of the educational seminar and legal expo held this week at the Stephen F. Austin hotel by the Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Firm Administrators heard speakers on topics such as cybersecurity and privacy and compliance issues related to cybersecurity. This was the 19th annual conference held in Austin by the ALA, and presented a great opportunity for legal administrators to share ideas, network, and learn. The theme this year was Once Upon a Time, so of course Momentum recruiters went all out with the fairy-tale theme, complete with wings, wands, and fairy-tale dust.
In this article, Harvard Psychologist Amy Cuddy says that her research indicates that when meeting people for the first time, we quickly make a decision about whether:
The tide has turned and, after several years of strong demand for corporate and other transactional lawyers, the demand in law firms now is for litigation associates.
We are seeing this across the board, in all of our legal placement markets, and for staffing as well as attorney positions.
All Austin employers who have 15 or more employees who work in Austin are covered by Austin’s new ban-the-box ordinance. If you are covered, then you can’t ask about an applicant’s criminal history in an application.
For more details about this law, see this summary of the ordinance by Austin employment lawyers Hutcheson Bowers.
Today the Austin legal recruiters at Momentum Search Partners enjoyed a Valentine’s Day – themed workday at Lifeworks, the non-profit that helps disadvantaged teens and young adults obtain their GED, find a job, and obtain temporary and long-term housing.
Most of us in the legal community have enjoyed extensive family support throughout our lives, but teens and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system or who have family members who are unavailable due to addictions or poverty often have literally no where to go, and no resources to help them embark on a successful adult life that so many of us take for granted for our own children.
Momentum recruiters have started the year off with a bang and hiring is strong, particularly in Austin.
We have two new in-house searches in Austin, both on an exclusive basis, and several new law firm associate positions, also on an exclusive basis.
Momentum is ending the year with a bang!
General Counsel Search
We have been engaged on an exclusive basis by a New York- and Austin-based company seeking a General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer to join its management team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a lawyer with hedge fund, private equity, investment management, and/or wealth management experience to be an integral member of the executive team and manage all aspects of legal work for this growing company.
Interested in tax law, family law, or litigation? There are jobs waiting for you in Dallas and Austin.
The 4th quarter is typically the slowest time of year for attorney and other new legal hires, but Momentum has seen demand for attorneys in Austin and Dallas continue to be steady (Not so much the case in Houston, where low oil prices continue to suppress new hiring for law jobs there).
Momentum is currently seeking attorneys for the following positions:
The Austin recruiters for Momentum Search Partners attended Texas Appleseed's Good Apple Dinner at the downtown Austin Four Seasons last night.
As a sponsor, Momentum hosted a table for ten, which was filled with some of our favorite lawyers in the Texas legal community.