Times have changed since the first edition of Recruiting Lawyers was published. In 2000, lawyer employment was high and law firm profits were even higher. But today’s legal market presents a new climate. Law firms have slashed their staffing, fewer lawyers are heading into private practice, and there are more applicants than jobs in the legal industry. How does a law firm leader face this current environment and hire the best staff to ensure a successful firm?

Recognizing the importance and complexity of lawyer recruitment, authors Marcia Pennington Shannon and Susan Manch have thoroughly researched law firm hiring practices and its many shifts over the past 30 years. Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent, Second Edition is the culmination of their efforts, providing you with effective and practical strategies that you can incorporate immediately into your recruitment procedures. These strategies include:

  • Evaluating workforce needs
  • Formulating selection criteria
  • Attracting top talent
  • Effective screening practices
  • Conducting a thorough and engaging interview
  • Conflicts checks and risk management
  • Making the offer
  • Basic employment issues in recruiting

The practicePRO Lending Library is a free resource for Ontario lawyers of more than 100 books on a wide variety of law practice management related topics. You can see a full listing of our books here. You may borrow a book in person or via e-mail.

The practicePRO Library is located in our office at 250 Yonge Street, Suite 3101 in Toronto and can be visited during our regular business hours (Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 5:00). We invite you to come by anytime (please email in advance)to peruse our selection. All titles in the practicePRO Lending Library can be shipped to Ontario lawyers at our expense, and returned at yours after three weeks.

If you would like to borrow this or any other book please email us. Most of our titles are also available from the American Bar Association Web Store or the major booksellers here in Canada.

Categories: Career Management