Skip to main content

News & Updates

Shot at the Courtroom Helps Firms add Talent: A Lure to Escape ‘Lawyer Factory’


August 15, 2008

Read Time

1 minute


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.”

The full article can be found here.

The National Law Journal, Vol. 30, No. 47, Copyright 2008 by American Lawyer Media, ALM, LLC – Peter Page, Staff Reporter

June 29, 2022

City of Chicago Adopts New “Cooling Ordinance”: What Do Chicago Community Associations Need to Know?

Read More

June 29, 2022

Reminder to Chicago Employers: New Sexual Harassment Policy, Notice, and Training Requirements Take Effect July 1

Read More