Ann Israel is the legal profession’s Dear Abby. A New York legal recruiter since 1979, Ann is a past president of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants. Advice for the Lawlorn is updated every Tuesday.


Q:I am a sixth-year litigation associate who very badly wants to make a switch from my current large firm. Unfortunately, due to the current market for litigators, my seniority or both, I am getting nowhere via the usual recruiter/Biglaw methods — and by nowhere, I mean three months of looking without so much as an interview.

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