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Legal Recruiters Expect 2010 Will Be a Busy Year

Posted Jan 4, 2010 9:01 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The new year could bring more lateral movement among law firm partners, according to legal recruiters.

Partners were reluctant to make a move in 2009, two legal recruiters told the Recorder. They expect that to change in 2010.

Recruiter Stacy Miller Azcarate told the Recorder she expects a busy month, as she gets calls from lawyers who were waiting on compensation information.

"Anybody who has been waiting to make a move will be ready once they know where the numbers are," Azcarate told the publication. "I have so many people who have said, 'I'm going to call you in January.' "

Recruiter Avis Caravello agrees that 2010 could be busier, according to the Recorder. "Firms are absolutely making plans for a recovery," Caravello said. "Not a fast recovery, but a recovery nonetheless. This year, more than most, you'll see an uptick in movement, but I don't think it will be the catastrophic thing most people predicted, either."

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