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.
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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.
Connecting Your Passion with Your Profession
Whether in private practice or a corporate legal department, having a niche legal practice is critical to a lawyer’s success and opportunities today. A specialty also translates to more control over your career and the number of options available to you: whether you want to change firms, move in-house, or pursue an alternative legal practice of some sort.
What Austin Attorneys Should Do if They Lose Their Job (and Before)
Navigating the Texas unemployment system often proves challenging. Since the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Texas attorneys have lost their jobs or have been laid off temporarily. This guide shows you what to do if you lose your job and helps you ensure the appropriate steps are taken should you lose your job as an Austin attorney, so you can receive the necessary unemployment compensation to which you are entitled.
How Personal Branding Impacts Your Prospects for Employment
Personal branding creates a recognizable name for yourself. In simplest terms, it is the process of letting the world (or at least the legal community) know who you are. All too few law professionals focus on the development of their personal brand, which means doing so is a great way to separate yourself from the competition in the eyes of employers (i.e. private law firms). This review discusses the benefits of personal branding for lawyers, particularly as it relates to employment purposes.
Jane Pollard, Guest Speaker at the 2022 Seminar on AD Valorem Taxation
As a longstanding presence in the Texas legal field and participant in national legal events, Momentum Search Partners is proud to have joined more than 500 attorneys, policy makers, consultants, and real estate professionals at the 35th Annual Legal Seminar on AD Valorem Taxation.