Momentum Search Partners is excited to welcome Austin-native, Chloe Yelkin to our team of legal recruiters. With a passion for both recruiting and the legal profession, Chloe brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table.
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10 Strategies for Becoming a High Impact In-house Attorney in Texas
Attorneys face numerous decisions as they establish their careers, including which law school to attend, which specialization to focus on, and in what geographical location they should seek employment. There’s one more major decision that they must make, and sometimes it occurs at multiple points throughout their careers: should they continue to work for a law firm or try to become in-house counsel?
Momentum Search Partners Welcomes New Legal Recruiter to the Team
We’re thrilled to welcome a new legal recruiter to the Momentum family. Lisa Buss, a native Texan with over thirty years of experience in the legal industry, is the newest expert to join our ranks.
10 Questions to Ask an Austin Legal Recruiter or Texas Search Firm Before Hiring Them
Legal recruiters play an important role in helping law firms and in-house legal departments successfully hire legal talent and assist lawyers with finding new positions that advance their career goals. On the lawyer/talent side side, legal recruiters typically work with and help place attorneys with at least one year of experience post-law-school, up through lawyers with decades of legal experience. Most legal recruiters also place lawyers within literally every area of legal specialty, although some legal recruiters are highly specialized, working ONLY with intellectual property lawyers, for example, or only with lawyers who specialize in a certain type of regulatory work, or lawyers who only do corporate work. It is much more common for a legal recruiter to have a broader focus and experience placing lawyers in a wide variety of legal specialties.
In-house vs Law Firm: Which Path is Best for You?
The choice between a career as an in-house counsel vs. in private practice depends on the value you place on an optimal work/life balance, your financial aspirations, the type of work you prefer to perform, and your legal specialty. This article discusses in-house vs. law firm career paths, highlighting the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision as to which path is best for you.
Recruiters vs Referrals: Can Your Friend Help You Land a Job?
If you are searching for your next employment opportunity, it helps to have someone in your corner that is able to assist you through the process. This could be in the form of a recruiter or a referral from someone you know who already works within your industry. If you are an employer trying to fill a position, you could engage a recruiter who focuses in that area, rely on employee referrals, or post the position on a job board.
Fitting In: Organizational Structure of Law Firms vs In-House Counsel
The organizational structure for law firms and in-house counsels usually looks different. This review discusses the different environments you can expect with both types of employment. This should help you (the attorney) make an informed decision as to whether law firms or in-house counsel is best for you.
Why Some Firms Have A Revolving Door of Associates
In our work as legal recruiters, we talk to candidates every day about job opportunities and what they seek in a new position. Many times we actively solicit attorneys with niche practice areas for specific client needs and there are some firms we call first – because we know that job satisfaction at certain firms is low and highly qualified associates are eager for a new opportunity.
10 Reasons You didn’t Land a Job Offer (and How to Improve)
It can be crushing to be rejected for a job you were perfect for, especially if the job seemed like your dream opportunity. The good news is there are more opportunities available for you now and in the future. You can learn from the experience by determining why your interview went well but you were rejected after the final round of interviews and by finding ways to improve for a better chance at job procurement in the future.
How Momentum Legal Recruiters Help during Negotiation and Offers
Hiring the right professionals to fill your organization’s open positions is essential. However, you also want to ensure the contract terms are fair when hiring the best talent possible. Momentum Legal Recruiters offers assistance throughout the hiring process, from finding qualified attorneys (and other legal professionals) for open positions, to completing negotiations and offers. This review discusses our process during the negotiations and offers stage of hiring.