Lateral hiring is on the rise with the economic recovery, and legal search consultants are back on the hunt. During the recession, fewer lawyers at all levels — especially associates — received overtures from recruiters. Thus, headhunting calls may be a new phenomenon for the junior ranks. This series of articles will explain how best to work with legal search consultants. After some definitions, we will discuss what recruiters can and cannot do for you, how and why to get your head hunted, what to do when a recruiter calls, selecting a search firm, and how to maximize your relationship with a search consultant.


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