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  • Lessons for Success from a Former BigLaw Associate

    Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts on lateral associate and partner moves from Lateral Link’s team of expert contributors. Abby Gordon is a Senior Director with Lateral Link’s New York office. Abby works with attorney candidates on law firm and in-house searches, primarily in New York, Boston, and…

  • Cannabis Law: A Pot of Gold for Lawyers

    With more states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana every election, the legal world has a new practice area blazing its way to the top of the industry.More than half the country has lightened up on its marijuana laws and that has brought forth many new business and investors. What…

  • Making Partner: Focus, Dedication & Determination

    Making partner has become increasingly difficult over the past fifteen years.For many young associates, it may take years to make partner, if at all, but the mountain is not insurmountable. Although there is no one “right” path, generally there are five cornerstones that every associate should follow to grow their…

  • 12 Resume Tips From A Legal Recruiter

    As a legal recruiter, I review numerous resumes each week to assist my candidates with the substance and presentation of their one-page life summaries. Here are twelve tips to avoid common resume mistakes:1. Make certain the most important information jumps off the page. Assume no one will read your resume…

  • Top 5 Reasons to Move to a Law Firm in Texas

    Texas has some stereotypes attached to it, but it’s not all steak, big hair, and cowboy boots. Texas has four major, bustling, and diverse big city centers, is home to many Am Law 100s and Fortune 100s, and has a booming technology hub in Austin. Texas has great associate talent,…

  • The Big Data Revolution

    New developments in data collection and software architecture have revolutionized a myriad of industries by allowing them to perform data analysis on large data sets. Of course, law is infamous for eschewing quantitative metrics that have been long entrenched in most industries. This conservative approach has discouraged third parties from…

  • Are You Really Happy At Your Law Firm?

    Lateral hiring in the past few years has hit record highs; and yet, most of the attorneys I speak with on a daily basis initially tell me they are “happy” where they are and do not want to make a lateral move. But, are they truly happy? The data tells…