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SMR Legal Search Sponsors Pennsylvania Managing Partners Breakfast

December 8, 2009


SMR Legal Search Sponsors Pennsylvania Managing Partners Breakfast

On December 8, 2009, Philadelphia Legal Recruiting Firm, SMR Legal Search, sponsored the Pennsylvania Managing Partners Breakfast held at Morton’s Steakhouse in Philadelphia.  This event was organized by The Legal Intelligencer and included a presentation given by Ward Bower, a principal at Altman Weil.  Mr. Bower analyzed the findings of The Legal Intelligencer’s informative 14th annual Managing Partners Survey, compared them to national trends and provided his thoughts as to what lies ahead for Pennsylvania law firms in 2010.

This breakfast was a wonderful opportunity for managing partners of firms throughout the state of Pennsylvania to get together and discuss what worked in 2009 and what did not and how best to position their firms for a successful 2010.  It was also an enjoyable event including a delicious steak and eggs breakfast and catching up with old friends. 

SMR Legal Search legal recruiters, former practicing attorney Susan Rubinovitz and former practicing paralegal Stephanie Ristvey, sponsors of the event were on hand to answer any questions that the attorneys had about the current legal market or diversity initiatives. 

About SMR Legal Search

SMR Legal Search engages exclusively in permanent attorney placement and focuses on Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C. Baltimore and Connecticut.  Their recruiters are former practicing attorneys or paralegals with extensive legal recruiting experience in the greater Delaware Valley.  SMR Legal Search handles lateral partner placements, lateral associate placements, practice group moves and mergers.

Advances in Economic Conditions Mean More Job Opportunities

October 13, 2009

To be honest, we’re far from out of the woods yet regarding the current economy, but proof of continued and consistent improvement abounds in various markets, from finance to real estate.

The stock market continues to climb and stabilize, with the DOW Jones closing in the top 9,000’s regularly. Real estate prices are now consistently increasing in most sectors and thanks to the first-time homebuyer’s credit and still-lowered mortgage rates, sales have been up consistently for the last six months in many regions of the US.

These markers are proof that although far from over, our downward slide has slowed to a halt in most US regions, and the long process of a climb back to the top of the global heap can begin.

Are you poised to move with the economic current when the growth hits corporate America? The unemployment rates are remaining high, making the competition in all fields much more daunting than in years past.

If you are an attorney and are looking to make a change in your legal career, now is the time to position yourself at the front of the line. The best way to get there? Use a legal recruiter who knows the movers and shakers in your target market.

A reputable legal recruiter will handle your job search with complete discretion, taking into consideration your career goals, your skills and experience. Utilizing all this information, your legal recruiter will be able to present you in the best light to the right Managing Partners, Corporate Law Departments or Firm HR Managers.

Timing, as always, is everything. If you’re thinking about making a move, contacting a legal recruiter to discuss your future plans will put you into the right position to move when the timing is right for you and the economy.