Navigating the world of law isn’t just about understanding legal intricacies, but also recognizing when it’s time to pivot in your career. For lawyers, the choice to make a lateral move—shifting from one firm to another, making a move in-house, or transitioning to a new practice area—can be both daunting and exhilarating.
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Austin, long recognized as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” has been hitting a different kind of high note in recent years. With a rapidly expanding tech sector and a surge in innovative startups, the city has become a nexus for intellectual property (IP) and patent activities. But does this crescendo of innovation translate into golden opportunities for IP & patent lawyers?
Relocating your talents as an attorney is an exciting time as you explore endless possibilities based on your personal goals and experience. With all the practice destinations out there, making the best relocation decision isn’t always easy when your career weighs in the balance. As one of the hottest legal climates in the entire country, Austin, Texas, should be included on any prospecting lawyer’s watch list. Here’s why you should consider the Austin legal market when making a career change in 2022 and beyond.
Testing the job market waters on a periodic basis is a good idea and hopefully, a satisfying way to scratch that itch. A good start would be to develop a relationship with an experienced recruiter that you can periodically contact with job search questions or who will contact you with job opportunities. Our experienced team of Texas legal headhunters normally sees a spike in hiring towards the end of summer. In fact, early Fall is a busy time for most in-house legal departments and law firms as they add attorneys, paralegals and compliance staff to meet deadlines and prepare for the upcoming year.
Every law firm seeking to add legal talent to its ranks needs to have the people and processes in place to identify and pursue the practice areas that would improve its bottom line, either by allowing the firm to expand its offerings to existing clients or increase its client base with new long-term clients. Firms also need to have due diligence procedures they routinely follow, to minimize their risk and help increase the likelihood that the hire will prove as profitable as they intend.