Senior Associates Contemplate Mid-Career Moves | LegalAuthority.com
 People Love Legal Authority: Reviews


Need Help? Call 1-800-283-3860.
Already a Member? Sign In
Share
"The most common means of obtaining a job was a letter or other "self-initiated contact" with the employer..."
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW PLACEMENT
Advice

Featured Articles

 

  EMAIL TO FRIEND

  PDF VERSION

  PRINTABLE VERSION

Senior Associates Contemplate Mid-Career Moves


By Judith Earley

Every year hundreds of highly paid and highly qualified senior associates contemplate the decision whether or not to seek a position at another firm. Some make the choice because it provides a better chance to make partner; for others, the motivation is better hours or a change of environment.

But even with years of experience under their belts, senior associates may find the second job search to be even more tenuous than the one they underwent when they were fresh-faced law school grads. Many, thinking they'd be able to write their own ticket, are stunned by the circumspection with which they are viewed by other firms.

The bad new is that some law firms are cautious—sometimes overly so—of bringing on board senior associates who carry more professional baggage and command higher salaries than would the new crop of young lawyers. A senior associate usually has to wait for at least three years to be evaluated by his or her new firm before being considered for partner.

Additionally there are always more senior associates than there are slots for new partners. And firms who promote heavily from within their own ranks acknowledge that they avoid hiring too many new attorneys who could one day leapfrog over associates already within the system.

But on the upside, partners will always need senior associates. Seniors can bill between $300 and $400 an hour, supervise younger associates, and manage cases and projects without direct supervision. So what is the best way for knowledgeable and experienced senior associates to make the transition to a new position? By utilizing the services of Legal Authority's highly trained professional staff.

Assessing strengths and weakness, identifying his or her best-fit niche and instituting appropriate marketing strategies are the absolute best ways for senior attorneys to advance their own careers. Results of this type of individual introspection are vital to a superior job search. That's where Legal Authority can help.

We do the work for you, and since most attorneys obtain jobs by directly approaching firms who are not actively soliciting resumes, it is essential to have a exceptional cover letter and resume, to know the best target firms for your skill set, and to mail a sufficient volume of resumes to achieve your desired results.

With up-to-date information on hiring contacts and the culture of more than two million legal employers, including law firms, corporations, cities, counties, judges, public interest organizations, prosecutors, public defenders, law schools, legal associations, and political offices, we have access to more legitimate job opportunities in our database than any other legal recruiter in the world. A staff of more than 50 dedicated legal researchers working all over the world updates our information 24-hours a day. More than 1,500 hiring contacts are modified each day.

With access to such in-depth information, we can help determine which type of environment would provide the best match of office culture and job requirements with your personality and skill sets. This includes non-traditional work arrangements and part-time opportunities. Work success is a major component of life success. Let Legal Authority help you find your niche.




Facebook comments:



Related Articles

Do Not Let Your School Control the Recruiting Process

Every law student in this country is familiar with Career Services. You have probably used them to look for either a summer associate position, or a law clerk position while you attended school, or ev...

Don't let your school control the recruiting process

Every law student in this country is familiar with Career Services. You have probably used them to look for either a summer associate position, or a law clerk position while you attended school, or e...

Public Interest Practice-The Ins, the Outs, and the Methods

The term ''public interest law'' is often used to refer to legal areas that focus on and affect public interest issues. Public interest practice includes those organizations representing the public e...

The Practice of Law: To Stay or Go

Should I stay or should I go? I found myself asking this very question at a very early stage in my legal career. If you are reading this, I assume you are also pondering whether or not you should stay...

What Legal Authority Does For You

Who We Are Legal Authority confidentially services both individual attorneys and legal hiring organizations....

What Legal Authority Does

''Legal Authority assists more law students, at more law schools, get jobs than any other source.''...

Going Directly To The Source - Targeted Mailing

MASS MAILING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ineffective. In fact, it can be highly effective if done right. The key to making it so is to understand the difference between just any mass mailing and a carefully pl...

How to handle the interview scheduling call

Many people view the ad-answering phase of a job search too narrowly, as if it were only a two-step process: 1) You answer the advertisement, and then 2) you interview with your potential employer. Th...

Working with recruiters

The movie Jerry Maguire told the story of a sports agent hounded by phone calls from an aspiring professional athlete who kept insisting, ''Show me the money!'' Sometimes lawyers, although they know b...

Beyond Borders-International Legal Employment

International legal employment is extraordinarily diverse, ranging from jobs with multinational corporations to law firms to Peace Corps-related activities. Foreign legal experiences extend from livin...



"Show us you are alive! We want to hear your thoughts. Please comment on this article (below)!"

Article ID:  70016  www.legalauthority.com

Article Title:  Senior Associates Contemplate Mid-Career Moves

Be the first to comment on this article!

Add Comment


  • Share this story:


  • BlinkList
  • blogmarks
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Sphinn
  • MySpace
  • NewsVine
  • Simpy
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Print this article!
  • Faves
  • Furl
  • Netvouz
  • Slashdot
  • Spurl
  • Yahoo! Buzz





Sign up for a "Free, No Obligation Resume Critique" and "Free Market Evaluation". Let us tell you how much potential you have!
 
WE ARE VERY DISCRETE IN ALL CALLS.



Reviews
What Our Clients Are Saying
My law degree was earned in China. I thought getting a summer job with my background was impossible because my career services office couldn't help me, but Legal Authority's marketing got me the job. ...
- Z.Y.

I can't believe it. I found a job even before the results of my Bar Exam were final. All of my friends have yet to find something, but I will tell them about you guys (now that I'm employed, they won'...
- Phil K.

I know it's been a while, but I saw one of your ads and it reminded me to drop you a line. I got three interviews from my letters, and got a job offer. I'm also working for this same firm this summer...
- Alicia

 MORE
Options
Your Options
Getting an In-House Position
Myth Versus Reality for Law Firm Jobs
Myth Versus Reality for In-House Jobs
Myth versus Reality: Law School Professor Jobs
Myth Versus Reality: Federal Clerkships, State &...
Myth versus Reality: Prosecutor Jobs
Pro Bono Legal Work and Your Legal Career
Give Yourself the Most Options
Major Practice Areas Analyzed
Starting a Career as a Real Estate Lawyer
Featured Advice
Featured Advice
New York Versus London Firms
Law School for Mature Students
The First Born Phenomenon
The Story Doesn't End There
Economics and ''Mean'' Law Firms
How to Acquire the Best Legal Jobs
The Art Of Networking - A Guide To A Networking...
How To Use Job Boards And Advertisements To Jump...
Finding Your Niche - The Smart Way To Market Yourself
Be an Effective Negotiator - How to Get the...
How to Grab Your First Legal Job
2014 IS COMING! ARE YOU PREPARED?
Networking and Your Job Search
Children and Working in a Law Firm as an Attorney
Legal Authority Core Values
5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistakes
Attorneys and law students are one of the most ill-informed groups of people there are when it comes to conducting a job search. MORE
Legal Authority Outplacement Program
Give your attorneys the most opportunities.
Making economic or strategic adjustments in personnel can be a tough decision for any firm... MORE
Law Student Wins with Legal Authority
How a highly successful Manhattan law firm associate auctioned himself off to the highest bidder... MORE
For Employers
Legal Authority's Comprehensive Employee Outplacement Program.
Give your attorneys the most opportunities. MORE
Our Database and Technology
Legal Authority's Comprehensive Database and Advanced
Search Engine.
 MORE
National Advertisement
Legal Authority and National Media
Take a sneak peek at the marketing strategies of Legal Authority. MORE
Get the best legal jobs through Legal Authority.
Click here to understand the simple process and utilize our services to the maximum.
Download Now
Get on Track
Get on Track
Legal Authority Core Values
How Do You Work With Employer Data at Legal...
Why Legal Authority Works: Myth versus Reality
What Legal Authority Does
Legal Authority and Law Students
What Is Legal Authority?
Using Legal Authority for Law Student Jobs
Legal Authority Works!
Legal Authority Is a Great Way for Law Students...
What Legal Authority Does For You
Choose Legal Authority
Choose Legal Authority for Your Job Search
Legal Authority Outplacement Program
Legal Authority Is the Smartest Way for Law Students to Find Jobs. Period.
If You Can Register on Legal Authority You Can Get a Legal Job
Why Legal Authority Will Transform You and Your Career
Do Not Let Your School Control the Recruiting Process
Who Can Legal Authority Help
Legal Authority Is Not for Everyone
An Advocate for Attorneys and Law Students to Get Jobs
What Legal Authority Does Works
Why I Started Legal Authority
Some Things You Probably Did Not Know about Legal Authority
Legal Authority Can Get You Your Next Law Firm Job
On-Campus Interviewing or Legal Authority
How Legal Authority Started: You Need to Have Desire to Achieve Your Goals
Legal Authority Works for Law Students
Legal Authority assists more attorneys and law students, at more law schools, get jobs than any other source.
From the Legal Authority Blog
The Practice of Law: To Stay or Go
+ Click here to read more
The Story Doesn’t End There
+ Click here to read more
Will an LL.M. help my legal career
+ Click here to read more
Request More Info
Learn more about Legal Authority
First Name:*
Email Address:*
Phone Number:*







FOUNDER HARRISON BARNES' BLOG

SIGN UP  |   HOME  |   ABOUT US  |   FAQ  |   CONTACT US  |   HISTORY  |   REVIEWS  |   TELL A FRIEND  |   LEGAL SPECIALTY AREAS  |   PRESS ROOM
LEGAL AUTHORITY JOB SEARCH TIPS  |   SITE MAP  |   SEE WHY LEGAL AUTHORITY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO FIND A LEGAL JOB  |   TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP  |   PRIVACY POLICY
DAILY JOB SEARCH ADVICE  |   DAILY JOB SEARCH VIDEO  |   FOXES AND HEDGEHOGS  |   OUR SITES
© 2019 LEGAL AUTHORITY INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.