Shot at the Courtroom Helps Firms add Talent: A Lure to Escape ‘Lawyer Factory’
August 15, 2008
More law firms are giving associates a shot at courtroom action, a strategy that helps with the recruitment of top legal talent, as well as retention.
“An associate might be seven or eight years out in a large firm and never take a deposition,” said Bryan Schwartz, chairman of Levenfeld Pearlstein, a Chicago firm that courts promising associates from larger firms with commitments to get them face to face with judges, witnesses and clients.
“We get a lot of rising stars from big firms who don’t fit into the big-firm model,” Schwartz said. “To me it is obvious they jump because they don’t want to be a robot in a lawyer factory.”
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The National Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 47, Copyright 2008 by American Lawyer Media, ALM, LLC – Peter Page, Staff Reporter