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.
Topics: legal recruiters
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”.
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.