One of the biggest investments -- and sometimes the biggest mistake -- that a law firm makes is when it hires a lawyer. The process requires a planned, thoughtful approach, closely linked to the firm's long-term strategy and its short-term business needs. When things go wrong, it is usually because the firm opted instead for an opportunistic action, with any doubts or hesitation being a bridge that can be crossed later.
We have published two informative guides to help law firms make better hiring decisions:
- Lawyers Hiring Lawyers outlines basic tactics that law firms should follow in hiring lawyers.
- The Art of Lawyer Recruiting is a Walker Clark Leadership Briefing, originally published in December 2008, which presents seven important lessons that law firms should incorporate into their recruiting and candidate evaluation practices.
Lisa M. Walker Johnson