Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Momentum is excited to announce that long-time legal recruiter Julee Prentice is joining our Houston team as Managing Director, Legal Staffing.  Julee will be focusing on legal staffing for law firms and companies in Houston, both on the business development and recruiting sides. With eighteen years of prior experience as a paralegal with some of Houston’s top law firms, plus seven years of prior legal recruiting experience, Julee brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our legal staffing business in Houston and will be heading up our efforts there.

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Topics: legal recruiters

Five Benefits Young Associates Can Gain By Speaking With Legal Recruiters

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jul 10, 2017

As a legal recruiter, it goes without saying that my days are spent reaching out to candidates for potential placements at law firms and being met with a fair share of reluctance from those candidates when it comes to chatting about the opportunity being offered. However, I’ve found that the more junior the attorney or associate, the more hesitant they are to engage in conversation. And, I get it. Junior associates, especially those at large firms, have gotten where they are by keeping their heads down throughout their brief careers transitioning from academia to now practicing at a firm—and, hopefully in a field—for which they worked so hard to land. In law school, they got good grades, graduated in the top 5, 10, 15%, etc., made law review, Order of the Coif, and various honors, etc.  As new associates they follow instructions, meet their billable hours, and dare not think that the firm they’ve landed at might not be the right fit long-term. Further, why would an associate want to move after only a year or two, or maybe three or four, only to land at another firm that, in their mind, is likely very similar to their current firm in most respects. Lest their resume start to project the impression that they’re a “job hopper”.

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Topics: Attorney, associates, legal recruiters

Momentum Legal Recruiters Ride For A Good Cause!

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, May 09, 2017

Legal recruiters at Momentum, Jane Pollard and Jennifer Nelson, rode the Hill Country Ride for Aids on Saturday, April 29th in order to raise funds for the Hill Country HIV/Aids Services in Austin.

More than 700 riders rode scenic routes from Krause Springs in the Hill Country, ranging from 13 to 90 miles. 

Not only was it a worthy cause that we were happy to support, but we had a great time!  And we were pleased to see many Austin attorneys supporting the same cause.

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Topics: legal recruiters, Austin attorney, charity & causes

Momentum attends Legal Recruiter (NALSC) Conference

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Momentum recruiters Jane Pollard and Cade Hamner attended the annual NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) Conference last week in Marina del Rey, California. 

NALSC is the national professional organization for the legal search profession and is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the field.

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Topics: legal recruiters, texas law jobs, conference, NALSC Member

What Legal Recruiters and Texas Law Firms are seeking in Lateral Associates

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

If you're an attorney considering making a move to or within Texas, you may want to know what Texas law firms are looking for when it comes to hiring lateral associates.

In general,  for associates the "sweet spot" is 2-5 years of experience.   

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Topics: law firms, legal recruiters, texas law jobs

Texas Legal Recruiters Seeking Litigation Attorneys For Austin

Posted by Momentum Legal on Fri, Mar 03, 2017

We've seen a recent spike in demand for litigation associates in Austin, and our legal recruiters are busy trying to fill these as well as other searches. 


Currently, we have law firm clients seeking the following litigation associates:

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Topics: Litigation, austin legal job, austin attorney opening, legal recruiters, texas law jobs

Austin Voted Best Place to Live; Legal Recruiters Agree!

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Momentum has been recruiting lawyers and paralegals to Austin and other cities in Texas for years.   

A large portion of those we recruit have no ties to the state, but choose to make it home for the very reasons noted in this article:

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Topics: Jobs - Austin, legal recruiters, austin law jobs

Texas Lawyers win U.T. Law Alumni Awards

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Jun 07, 2016

The U.T. Law Alumni Association and its Dean are honoring six Texas lawyers with various alumni awards.

Momentum Search Partners focuses on recruiting and  legal placements in Texas and a sizeable percentage of our candidates and client contacts are U.T. Law alums.

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Topics: law jobs, texas, legal recruiters, University of Texas


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Interview preparation is critical to any attorney or paralegal who is seeking a new position.

In addition to reviewing the employer’s website and any recent press releases about the company, lawyers should be prepared for a wide range of subjective questions that are geared towards learning about your personal style, your experience, and whether you would be a cultural fit on the legal team for which you’re interviewing.

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Topics: law jobs, attorney recruiting, job interview tips, candidate interviews, law firms, legal recruiters, corporate interview process, paralegal jobs, legal jobs


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

This article by Careerealism is right on the mark.

Legal Hiring Managers don’t want to see what your Objective is on your resume. It’s distracting and prevents us from getting to “the good stuff,” which is your experience and education. If you feel the need to have an initial section before you launch into your experience and education, then use a SUMMARY section instead of OBJECTIVES.

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Topics: attorney recruiting, legal recruiters, recruiters, paralegal jobs, resumes, legal jobs