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PHILADELPHIA LEGAL RECRUITERS SUSAN RUBINOVITZ AND STEPHANIE RISTVEY OF SMR LEGAL SEARCH PRESENT CAREER SEMINAR TO IN-HOUSE ATTORNEYS

May 13, 2011

On May 12, 2011, Philadelphia legal recruiters Susan Rubinovitz, Esq. and Stephanie Ristvey of SMR Legal Search presented and sponsored a career seminar to Philadelphia area in-house counsel through DELVACCA (Delaware Valley Corporate Counsel Association).  The seminar was entitled Navigating Your In-house Counsel Career in Your Thirties and Beyond:  Making Smart Choices.

Susan and Stephanie were joined by panelists, Cole Silver, General Counsel of Softgate Systems in Princeton, New Jersey and Kevin Stepanuk, Associate General Counsel of Exelon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The seminar addressed the following topics:

  • Ways to be useful to the CEO and Board of Directors
  • Common mistakes junior and senior in-house attorneys make and tips to avoid them
  • How not to act like out-side counsel pretending to be in-house counsel
  • The value of networking
  • Loyalty
  • Intangibles that only come with life’s experiences
  • Staying passionate about the practice law
  • Pros and Cons of being a specialist vs. generalist
  • Knowing when it’s time to look for new opportunities
  • The legal market, what can you expect
  • Interviewing 101, a refresher course
  • Resume: A work in Progress

Approximately 50 Philadelphia area in-house attorneys attended the seminar and cocktail reception that followed where there was lots of networking.  A fun and informative evening was had by all.

SMR Legal Search is a premiere legal recruiting firm that is based in Philadelphia and New Jersey and focuses exclusively on placing attorneys and paralegals in permanent positions.  Their focus is in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey, Delaware and New York.  They place attorneys and paralegals nationally as well.  SMR Legal Search’s legal recruiters are attorneys and paralegals who have over half a century of combined law firm and legal recruiting experience.  Their specialties are In-house Counsel Placements, Partner Placements, Mergers, Practice Group Moves, Associate Placements, Paralegal Placements and Diversity Initiatives.  To find out more about SMR Legal Search, you may view their website at www.smrlegalsearch.com or phone 215-665-0800.

Philadelphia Legal Recruiter Stephanie Ristvey of SMR Legal Search Lead Webinar on the Obligations of a Lateral Partner Before Accepting a Lateral Partner Position

March 30, 2010

On Friday, March 19, Philadelphia Legal Recruiter Stephanie A. Ristvey of SMR Legal Search led a webinar sponsored by ExecSense entitled: What Lawyers Need to Know Before They Accept a Lateral Partner Position.

Ms. Ristvey addressed fiduciary and ethical responsibilities that lawyers often overlook when considering a lateral move, as well as providing a practical guide for lawyers to follow when assessing an offer. She discussed at length the importance of conducting due diligence and the need to explore critical issues involving the firm’s financial picture, culture and management structure, and integration policy. In addition, she stressed the importance of having a business plan and a checklist of the attorney’s values and client considerations.

About SMR Legal Search

SMR Legal Search is a legal recruiting firm based in Philadelphia and New Jersey.  They recruit and place lateral partners, lateral associates, practice groups and paralegals.  In addition, they handle mergers.  SMR Legal Search recruits and places attorneys throughout the Northeast, with a focus in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.

SMR Legal Search was founded by Susan M. Rubinovitz, Esq. a former practicing attorney and experienced legal recruiter, to provide in house legal departments and law firms with top attorney and paralegal talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. They are specialists in the field of permanent attorney and paralegal placement. The recruiters at SMR Legal Search have over 45 years of combined law firm and legal recruiting experience.

Stephanie Ristvey Represents SMR Legal Search at Community College of Philadelphia Law and Society Week

March 9, 2010

March 8, 2010, Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Legal Recruiter Stephanie A. Ristvey of SMR Legal Search participated in conducting mock interviews for Paralegal and Justice students and graduates during Community College of Philadelphia’s Law and Society Week, which took place February 29 through March 5.

According to Ms. Ristvey, this is a great opportunity for entry-level Paralegal and Justice students to experience what a professional interview entails. After the interview, students are critiqued, providing positive feedback and constructive criticism that will enable them to be better prepared and confident when it most counts -their first job interview.

SMR Legal Search is a legal recruiting firm based in Philadelphia and New Jersey.  They recruit and place lateral partners, lateral associates, practice groups and paralegals.  In addition, they handle mergers.  SMR Legal Search recruits and places attorneys throughout the Northeast, with a focus in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.

About SMR Legal Search

SMR Legal Search was founded by Susan M. Rubinovitz, Esq. a former practicing attorney and experienced legal recruiter, to provide in house legal departments and law firms with top attorney and paralegal talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. They are specialists in the field of permanent attorney and paralegal placement. The recruiters at SMR Legal Search have over 45 years of combined law firm and legal recruiting experience.