A collection of Quid Pro Quo company news and insights into the legal and corporate staffing industry.
Everyone at QUID PRO QUO wishes you a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. This goes out to both our talented pool of candidates and our loyal employers. We are sincerely thankful to both of you... Continue Reading
Prior to a law firm extending an offer to an attorney, one thing is for certain. The law firm will spend considerable time on reviewing the lawyer's background - including, at the very least, performance in past jobs, law school grades and rankings, interview performance, and what references say about the candidate. Law firms invest significant time in reviewing candidates because they don't want to commit to a candidate that will not contribute to the success of the firm. Candidates should invest the same amount of time when reviewing a potential firm prior to employment... Continue Reading
The National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) introduced us to this topic in their piece, Timing is Everything: The Law Firm Recruiting Calendar (at page two). It's important for candidates to know that large law firms do follow a specific calendar when it comes to recruiting. The calendar is a month-by-month focus on certain recruiting objectives and practices. The focus changes depending on the time of the year; and, the calendar includes time spent on hiring: associates, partner level laterals, new attorneys, and law school students... Continue Reading
Our last post examined "THE" In-House Counsel, and explored some of the top traits an attorney should have if working in a corporate legal department. This post is going to switch the focus a bit. We now consider "THE" law firm candidate. The following traits represent the most essential skills a lawyer should have if working for a firm... Continue Reading
There are many perks when it comes to attorneys working in-house for a corporate legal department. Just consider, for example, that these lawyers do not have to worry about billable hours and attracting new clients. But, the reality is that it takes a very particular lawyer to make a great in-house legal eagle. Further, in-house attorneys must possess certain skills that may not weigh as heavily for their law firm counter-parts. Five quickly come to mind... Continue Reading