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August 27, 2021

Associate, Corporate Commercial Lawyer Job in BC Interior, Canada

We are working with an established and successful law firm with strong community ties in the BC Interior.     Offering the best of small-town living, this is an exceptional opportunity for a …

August 27, 2021

Litigation Lawyer Jobs in Toronto, Canada

We are working with one of Canada’s top litigation boutiques known for its strong advocacy and dedicated team of outstanding lawyers.    This is an excellent opportunity for talented and …

August 27, 2021

Partner, IP Litigation Lawyer Job in the Toronto, Canada

Our client is a full-service law firm with a successful intellectual property litigation practice and strong platform.   This is an excellent opportunity for a talented lawyer to …

July 23, 2021

Differentiating to Get That in-House Legal Job

After five year’s practice in a mid-sized law firm, you’ve decided to pursue a position in a corporate legal department.  Your technical skill set and educational background …

June 30, 2021

Canadian Legal Market Update: The War for Legal Talent Continues

Earlier this year, private equity resilience and a flourishing technology sector drove strong M&A activity and the biggest ever Q1 crop of IPOs by Canadian companies in the past 15 years. Carrying forward the momentum into Q2, we saw private practice …

May 27, 2021

Three Tips for Hiring in a Hot Market

Lateral movement is a way of life for both lawyers and law firms. As we progress, Canada’s recovery is being described as ‘K-shaped’. The continued strength of private equity and a flourishing technology sector has driven strong M&A activity and the biggest ever Q1 crop …

May 14, 2021

3 Golden Rules to Retaining Associates

High-fives all round…..  You’ve recently hired that highly skilled star quality Associate to your legal team.  The lead Partner and recruiting team take a huge sigh in …

April 29, 2021

How to Best Prepare for an In-House Counsel Job

Every week, The Counsel Network is asked for our advice when associates and partners are considering to make a career move.  Of course we are happy to …

April 22, 2021

How Associates Can Develop Their Star Quality

What makes junior associates stand out amongst their peers? There’s no universal model for ‘rising stars’ in a law firm but given our longstanding history as legal …

April 14, 2021

The Biggest Career Myth to Going In-House

For lawyers contemplating a career change from private practice to become an in-house counsel, exploring the options and various trade-offs is an important component within anyone’s decision …

April 1, 2021

Show Your Translation Skills to Get That In-House Legal Job

Due to the unique nature of the legal profession, as legal recruiters, we are often engaged by the corporate human resources professional to work alongside decision-makers in …

April 1, 2021

A Career Crossroad – Practicing in the Big City or Smaller Community

As legal recruiters, we find ourselves serving as sounding boards for lawyers facing a career crossroad.  For some, they desire a career challenge but also seek a …

February 26, 2021

Yes, We Should Care About Black History Month

In his 1994 interview with the Paris Review1, prolific Nigerian author Chinua Achebe introduced the following proverb to audiences around the world: “[…]until the lions have their own historians, …

February 17, 2021

Deciding Where Best to Practice Law

There are few decisions more important to lawyers (and their clients) than deciding where to practice law. Not all firms are created equal.  The size of the …

February 16, 2021

How External Counsel Can Bring Extra Value to In-House Counsel

Working in-house is an increasingly popular consideration for lawyers.  Their typical day-to-day varies greatly from lawyers in private practice.  As a result they bring differing views on …

February 11, 2021

The Importance of Softer Skills to Land an In-House Legal Job

As legal recruiters who specialize in placement of in-house counsel, The Counsel Network participates in countless candidate interviews each year.  Candidate requirements such as technical competency and …

February 4, 2021

Strategies for Effective Virtual Networking

We recognize we’re in a difficult market; however, while the rules around conducting business may have changed, the business itself has not. Last year, I was a …

January 7, 2021

Four Lessons Learned for a Beneficial Lateral Transition

Once a decision is made by a Partner to accept the firm’s offer and move their practice, everyone has a role to play to ensuring a smooth …

January 7, 2021

Steps to Ace Your Interview

As you end the telephone call with the legal recruiter, you silently launch into celebration that you’ve landed a job interview with the organization of your dreams.  …

January 7, 2021

How Associates Can Best Leverage Legal Headhunters

In today’s competitive environment for the best legal talent, active career management on the part of any Associate may not only enhance their current career, it might …

January 7, 2021

Five Tips for Choosing the Right Law Firm

Regardless of the economic climes or the current supply and demand of top legal talent, what factors are most important for students to consider when selecting their …

January 7, 2021

Four Associate Skills Necessary for Today’s Changing Profession

Navigating your path to Partnership   Change in the business of legal services over the past decade is unprecedented.  Driven by disruption from new market entrants, advancing …

January 7, 2021

Four Categories Lawyers Should Question When Considering to Make a Move

Looking to advance in your career?  Lawyers who desire career progression within the profession may reach a plateau in their current legal job.  There is a variety …

January 7, 2021

3 Simple Steps to Career Planning

How Associates can prepare to weather recessionary periods   Like the certainty of death and taxes, economic markets shift.  Speculation continues that Canada might head into a …

January 7, 2021

What? No Annual Performance Review?

For those in-house lawyers and their managers who dread the annual performance review, that sound you hear is people jumping for joy.  However everyone can benefit from …

January 7, 2021

Five Factors That Impact Compensation of in-House Lawyers

In today’s competitive business world, the duties of and pressures on in-house lawyers continues to rise. Increasingly, accountability becomes a common watchword in both bottom-line and liability …

January 7, 2021

Compensation Trends for In-House Legal Counsel

Setting fair compensation strategies for lawyers might not be simple nor straight forward, especially if the lawyer holds an in-house legal counsel job.  Determining a competitive compensation …

January 7, 2021

10 Elements to Determine Market Value for In-House Lawyers

Advice from in-house legal recruitment specialists at The Counsel Network   The role of any lawyer employed within a busy corporate legal department isn’t a simple one, …

January 7, 2021

Two Career Aspects Where in-House Lawyers Want to Make Progress

It’s interesting how some things can simply remain de facto.  As Partners of The Counsel Network, we hear the voices of trepidation each year as performance review …

January 7, 2021

How to Foster Beneficial Working Relationships Between In-House and External Counsel

Ideally, the relationship between internal and external counsel should be one of peers, and the evolving role of in-house counsel makes such partnerships increasingly common. Over the …