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As firms look to grow, lateral partners are moving in to fill out the roster. Plus suggestions on how to recruit lateral partners, how “business golf” can help develop future contacts, and more…
• The Free-Agent Attorney Firms are finding that adding partners these days means bringing in laterals from outside. But does a move like that really work for firms or for the lawyers who move on over? by Nathan Carlile • Everybody Loves Rainmakers Most firms have a good handle on recruiting associates. But most have only the vaguest idea of what to do or say when they want to attract a lateral partner with a big book of business. Here are some suggestions from a recruiter who’s heard it all before. by Dan Binstock • Live Your Life a Little, Please Success in a legal practice involves more than getting good grades or making law review. A top trial lawyer explains how washing dishes on a Greek tourist ship and getting thrown out of Cornell helped to make him a better lawyer today. by Reid Weingarten • Teeing Up for Legal Success Congratulations on making partner. Now, get out to the golf course: not to rest on your laurels but to develop future contacts through a fun and easy method of client development called “business golf.” by Hilary Bruggen Fordwich • The Quest for Diverse Partners While law firms are notoriously bad at keeping diversity levels high in their partnership ranks, one firm has found that a systematic approach has helped it improve its numbers and win some accolades. by Maureen A. McGinnity

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