Outsourcing, legal recruitment and the perilous path
Legal recruiters come in for a lot of flak from lawyers, and to be honest, many of them deserve it, but having done it for over eight years myself, I can attest that 99% of lawyers I have met would not only hate it, they would be terrible at it. It is a punishing, often thankless job, where the vagiaries of human decision-making never cease to amaze and where one's income is always dependent on the whim of others (no hourly billing here, thank you very much...). Whereas the worst recruiters are little more than lying charlatans that give the industry a bad name, the best - and I count many friends among the finest in the market - are talented individuals with the patience of saints, deserving of more respect than they often receive from their candidates.
Legal recruiters come in for a lot of flak from lawyers, and to be honest, many of them deserve it, but having done it for over eight years myself, I can attest that 99% of lawyers I have met would not only hate it, they would be terrible at it.
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