45 episodes

This legal career and legal employment advice podcast from BCG Attorney Search Founder and CEO, Harrison Barnes, covers the most important topics affecting lawyers and their careers. In each episode, you will learn how to grow and accelerate your legal career through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.

Harrison Barnes' Legal Career Advice Podcast Harrison Barnes

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This legal career and legal employment advice podcast from BCG Attorney Search Founder and CEO, Harrison Barnes, covers the most important topics affecting lawyers and their careers. In each episode, you will learn how to grow and accelerate your legal career through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Reasons Why High Junior Associate Salaries Are Destroying the Legal Profession

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Reasons Why High Junior Associate Salaries Are Destroying the Legal Profession

    You've heard the stories. You may have even been a victim of it yourself. High junior associate salaries are destroying the legal industry and changing how law firms operate. The high salary, along with other benefits such as signing bonuses and guaranteed summer pay has created a "golden handcuff" that is preventing associates from leaving their firm to pursue something else if they are unhappy.
    Not only does this make for disgruntled employees, but it also creates an unhealthy environment where workers don't feel motivated to put in their best work because they're being paid well regardless of performance or output. There are other reasons why high junior associate salaries are harming the legal industry, and in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, legal recruiter, you will learn how to protect yourself from the fallout caused by this industry-wide phenomenon.
    Learn how to balance tactics and strategy when navigating your legal career in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, Legal Recruiter.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 34 min
    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Two Things the Most Successful 5% of Attorneys Do That the Rest Do Not: Ignore this Career Advice at Your Own Peril

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Two Things the Most Successful 5% of Attorneys Do That the Rest Do Not: Ignore this Career Advice at Your Own Peril

    Two different attorneys approached me recently looking for jobs. Both were self-confident men who had every reason to be successful but will not be. Both attended top law schools and did extremely well there. Both got jobs in major law firms out of law school but had recently lost their jobs. One was fired and the other quit. Both attorneys made the same fundamental career mistake but in different ways. The attorney who was fired approached his career tactically but not strategically, while the attorney who quit approached his career strategically but not tactically. You must be both strategic and tactical to be truly successful in your legal career.Learn how to balance tactics and strategy when navigating your legal career in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, Legal Recruiter.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 19 min
    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys and Law Students Can Craft the Perfect Cover Letter

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys and Law Students Can Craft the Perfect Cover Letter

    Many young job-seekers make the mistake of saying a lot about themselves in cover letters, resumes, and interviews. A cover letter serves an entirely different purpose than bragging and talking about yourself. Your cover letter needs to make a connection with your audience and show you are interested in them. Your ability to make this connection and the strength of this connection will determine how well you do. Learn how to make a connection with your cover letter in this podcast with Harrison Barnes, Legal Recruiter.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 26 min
    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: 2021 State of the Lateral Law Firm Hiring Market

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: 2021 State of the Lateral Law Firm Hiring Market

    The 2020 legal market was the most unusual in the last 20 years—including the bumps of 2000, 2001, and 2008 through 2011. At no time in history has there been a market fraught both with dangers for the unprepared and opportunity for law firms and attorneys who understand its current rules. And there are rules in all markets. The ability of law firms to understand these rules helps them make more money. The power of candidates to understand these rules keeps them employed and earning as much money as possible.
    Ultimately, these rules boil down to the ones described in this podcast.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 1 hr
    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: There Are Only Three Reasons an Attorney Should Ever Switch Law Firms

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: There Are Only Three Reasons an Attorney Should Ever Switch Law Firms

    Attorneys make the decision to switch jobs for a variety of reasons. However, many attorneys’ reasons for switching jobs are misguided. Out of every 10 attorneys, at least four of them are fine in their current situation—they should stay right where they are. The other six have solid grounds for making a switch. Ultimately, their reasons boil down to the three described in this podcast.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 54 min
    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Every Attorney’s Biggest Weakness is Their Need to Feel Important and Loved

    Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Every Attorney’s Biggest Weakness is Their Need to Feel Important and Loved

    If someone does not make us feel important, we do not feel good about ourselves. It breaks our confidence. It hurts our self-esteem. We question if we are good at something. We are not always motivated to do our best. We often rebel against the people who made us feel unimportant. To be good at your job, you need to make others feel important and taken care of. You should seek first to advocate for others, then they will advocate for you.
    Find out how this common weakness impacts a promising legal career in this podcast.
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/bcg-attorney-search
    Website: https://www.bcgsearch.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGAttorneyJobs

    • 27 min

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This really helped me understand what the rest of my life as an attorney will look like. Great Advice.

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Great advice for those who work in a law firm or looking to leave your firm

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