I’m moderating a webinar of all-star legal professionals tomorrow at 12:30pm on the current boom in legal hiring for Leopard Solutions and how to retain your lawyers in a competitive market.
Several top law firms have increased entry-level lawyer salaries to $200K per year. The news of the increase in junior associate pay comes after a year of record-breaking profits and competition to retain their workforce that has billed long hours at home during the pandemic.
This webinar is very timely and important for law firms and recruiters to learn how law firms, legal recruiters and candidates can use this market to their advantage, how to source and compete for candidates at all levels in a competitive market, how law firms can better retain their people, how to set your lateral hires up for success, the unique challenges/opportunities for women lawyers and diverse lawyers in the current market, the unique opportunities for mid-size and small law firms today, and more.
I’ll also be speaking about how important it is to have a recruiting marketing strategy in place at your firm during the webinar – which is something many firms overlook (it’s not enough to do great legal work and have a stellar brand name on the door anymore – you need to actively market to students and laterals to remain top of mind and ensure they know what makes you stand apart from competitors).
One of the things I love to do is work with law firms on recruiting marketing – it was the very first project I was hired to do at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP back almost 20 years ago.
This panel is composed of leaders in the legal industry who will discuss the current legal market hiring boom from their valuable perspectives.
We have David Rose, a member of the Executive Committee at Pryor Cashman, Daniel DiResta, an executive director at a mid-size firm, Danielle Rosetti the chief legal talent officer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Nicole Kennedy the head of associate recruiting at top recruiter Lucas Group, legal strategist Mary K Young from Zeughauser Group, Laura Leopard, the CEO and founder of legal research powerhouse Leopard Solutions and Dyana Pinkerton Barninger, the head of legal talent recruiting at Faegre Drinker.