Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent

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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

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Marcia Pennington Shannon


Marcia Pennington Shannon is the Assistant Dean of CareerServices at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. As head ofCareer Services, Marcia leads a team of 17 people focused on providing careercounseling and recruitment opportunities for approximately 1,800 JD students.Marcia also serves in the senior administration of the Law Center. Prior toreturning to Georgetown Law, Marcia was cofounder and principal in the nationalconsulting firm of Shannon & Manch, LLP, now SJL Shannon, LLP. Theconsulting firm specializes in lawyer career and professional development,including recruitment, retention, evaluation, coaching, and transition counseling.Marcia holds degrees from Emory University and the University of Cincinnati,and is a master coach through the Behavioral Coaching Institute. In addition toRecruiting Lawyers, she is the managing editor andcoauthor of TheLawyer's Career Management Handbook: YourBridge to a Satisfying Career (West, 2010). Marcia has published widely and is a frequentspeaker on a range of topics relating to careers in the legal profession.


Susan G. Manch

Susan G. Manch is Chief of People & Development forNorton Rose Fulbright, LLP. She aligns talent strategy with business strategies,ensuring that the firm can hire the best lawyers, prepare them to provide thehighest quality service to clients, and help them build successful andsatisfying legal careers. With 30 years of experience in law firm talentstrategy, consulting, and coaching, Susan is an established thought leader inlegal talent strategy and lawyer development. Along with Marcia P. Shannon,Susan was a founding principal of Shannon & Manch, LLP, now SJL Shannon,LLP. As a consultant, she has been an advisor to the majority of the Am Law 100and Global 100 law firms, as well as top law schools and in-house legaldepartments. She is the author of four books, including the ABA publication “Learningfrom Law Firm Leaders” and countless articles. Previously, she held positions atBingham McCutchen, Georgetown University, The Catholic University of AmericaColumbus School of Law, and Trinity College, among others. She has an M.Ed. inclinical counseling from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in psychologyfrom Ohio University. Susan is also a Master Coach, certified by the BehavioralCoaching Institute, and is experienced in leadership, business development, andteam management coaching for lawyers.



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