Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

COMPENSATION CONUNDRUM:  TO DISCLOSE OR NOT DISCLOSE

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, May 14, 2019

 So far, fifteen states have enacted legislation that precludes employers from asking about current compensation from job applicants.   See https://www.hrdive.com/news/salary-history-ban-states-list/516662/.   Texas being a pro-business state, this type of legislation has not been enacted in Texas and was not a topic of discussion in the current legislative session, nor will it likely be in two years when the session meets again.   So, the question for Texas job applicants continues: “Should I disclose my current compensation in a job interview or application”?    

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Topics: legal salary

HOW TEXAS LAW FIRMS CAN RETAIN LEGAL STAFF AND ATTORNEYS

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

We were recently asked to make a presentation to managing partners of small law firms in Texas on best hiring practices.  In preparation for this seminar talk, we were reminded of the importance of RETAINING existing talent.


Hiring is just the start of building a team, once someone is found and trained, the law firm or legal department needs to know how to KEEP them!  
The costs of turnover are mostly hidden, but affect the bottom line of small law firms significantly.  

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Topics: law jobs, job success, Labor/Employment, law firms, lawyers, paralegal jobs, legal salary, job market, legal, legal jobs

MOMENTUM LEGAL RECRUITERS WANT YOU FOR NEW ATTORNEY JOBS IN HOUSTON!

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

We have two new openings in Houston for experienced lawyers. Please email  us at info@momentumlegal.com, referencing the position number indicated, if you're interested in hearing more about either of these positions.

IN-HOUSE DIVISION COUNSEL FOR MANUFACTURING/DRILLING SERVICES COMPANY

Momentum has been engaged on an exclusive basis to help a publicly-held company hire an attorney to be the primary legal support for one of its major divisions. This attorney will handle transactions, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, manage litigation, and  help management assess and minimize risk on a daily basis.

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Topics: Attorney, attorney recruiting, houston attorney opening, houston legal jobs, Jobs - Houston, houston lawyers, Houston, legal recruiters, lawyers, legal salary, houston legal job, legal jobs

Learn how to negotiate your compensation

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Feb 09, 2015

We get more questions/requests for compensation information from both clients and candidates than just about anything else.   For that reason, we thought that the following webinar, which is being hosted tomorrow by the American Bar Association, might be of interest to many of you.   It can never hurt to get a refresher on how to maximize your chances of negotiating better compensation! 

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Topics: Attorney, job success, legal salary, legal compensation, attorney salaries