With a tight hiring market in Texas, firms launching new offices in the Lone Star state are increasingly not only hiring locally but staffing with lawyers transferring from other offices, some of them coming home to Texas.

The strategy is not new—it’s been used over the years to help anchor culture in a new office—but several firms have this year brought in lawyers from other offices to more quickly build head count and meet rising client needs, or because those lawyers want to move to Texas.