How to WIN the Talent War: Recruiting lateral attorneys (or anyone), more effectively. Much has been written about the Talent War raging in the legal industry in 2021. There are signing bonuses, guaranteed year-end bonuses and, according to American Lawyer Magazine, firms hiring associates without even an interview – and still the “war” rages on…

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Four Steps to Improve Attorney Retention (and Your Firm’s Profits) As I mentioned in my blog Has the “Great Resignation” Hit the Legal Profession? about law firm turnover, more attorneys are leaving their firms than ever before in 2021. Law firm turnover averages 16.7% among the AMLAW 200 over the past 12 months. That is…

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Great Resignation

Has the “Great Resignation” hit the legal profession? Law Firm turnover is up by over 32% for the running twelve months ending October vs ending March 2021. It is up over 22% over a typical year according to statistics compiled by The Advocates.   Articles about the “Great Resignation” under way abound as people coming…

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Hiring Starts to Recover in Pockets of Legal Profession — JULIA CARDI LAW WEEK COLORADO Needs have persisted for coronavirus-relevant legal issues, in-house legal departments The legal services sector saw slight job gains nationally in July, adding about 1,900 jobs over June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS does not keep Colorado-specific…

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The Advocates hires three new people! The Advocates hires three new people!   (vocational irony finally disrupted…)   I often talk about how difficult it is to hire at our firm. It takes a rare set of traits to succeed in an environment that mixes roles such as sales and coaching in such an integral…

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Forbes Recognizes The Advocates Forbes recognizes The Advocates as the top Legal Industry-focused Executive Search firm in the US!   Thanks to our incredible team, friends, candidates, and clients, I am excited to announce that Forbes once again recognized The Advocates as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting/Search firms from over 17,000 nominations! In a…

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Dallas Office 2

The Advocates Expands, Opens Dallas Office TOP DENVER BASED LEGAL SEARCH FIRM OPENS IN DALLAS   Denver, December 1, 2017 – The Advocates, a legal search firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, announced today the opening of their Dallas, Texas office. Marcus Ollig, President and Founder of The Advocates, selected Jillian Hebert as the first member…

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Is sharing your salary with co-workers a good idea? Sharing Salary with Co-Workers by Marcus Ollig   There has been a lot written lately regarding discussing your pay with co-workers as part of a broader movement toward pay transparency. There are three main arguments generally proposed in favor of talking to co-workers about pay. Pay…

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Forbes Honors The Advocates In a survey of 4500 clients and candidates and 30,000 Executive Recruiters, The Advocates was one of only two Legal Industry specific search firms chosen nationally. Further, we are one of only three firms chosen in Colorado and the only Legal Industry search firm chosen from this state. What a wonderful…

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