The legal job market is still shaky. Yet, despite predictions of more layoffs and a shrinking market, there is a fair amount of lateral movement in the associate ranks. So if you’re one of those brave souls looking to make a transition in this uncertain economy, be armed. . .

But before we get started, heed this warning: Keep your job search a secret. Do not share your search with anyone at your firm—not your work-wife, not your BFF, no one!

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