Monthly Archives: November 2012

Commercial Litigation Opening – comp, experience, partnership, quality of life

November 28, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

Commercial Litigation Opening – comp, experience, partnership, quality of life   I was contacted yesterday (November 25th) by a partner at a Dallas law firm that is seeking a 2010 grad for a new litigation associate opening.  I have placed with this firm previously and they extended an offer to another litigation associate candidate of mine earlier this year.  This practice is commercial litigation and the partnership track is brief.  Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to smaller clients.  With these smaller clients, there comes the ability for a young litigator to get considerable experience in all phases of litigation.  This is definitely a unique opportunity.  The firm is seeking someone who can hit the ground running and has hands-on experience, especially with regard to briefing and other written product.  There is a strong preference for someone with experience in the courtroom and with taking depositions.  Also, a hard worker and solid academics.

Texas boomed in 2011

November 27, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

Texas – especially Dallas – boomed in 2011.  Personal income grew in every metropolitan statistical area in America, but Texas was a star performer. Its biggest MSA, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was in the top quintile of all American metro areas. So was Houston. So was San Antonio. So was Austin. So was El Paso. That’s five out of the state’s top five metro areas, and you can throw in Corpus Christie and some of the small West Texas cities for good measure.  http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/11/26/texas_income_growth_dallas_houston_austin_san_antonio_el_paso_all_in_the.html

Commercial Litigation Opening – comp, experience, partnership, quality of life

November 27, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

Commercial Litigation Opening – comp, experience, partnership, quality of life   I was contacted yesterday (November 25th) by a partner at a Dallas law firm that is seeking a 2010 grad for a new litigation associate opening.  I have placed with this firm previously and they extended an offer to another litigation associate candidate of mine earlier this year.  This practice is commercial litigation and the partnership track is brief.  Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to smaller clients.  With these smaller clients, there comes the ability for a young litigator to get considerable experience in all phases of litigation.  This is definitely a unique opportunity.  The firm is seeking someone who can hit the ground running and has hands-on experience, especially with regard to briefing and other written product.  There is a strong preference for someone with experience in the courtroom and with taking depositions.  Also, a hard worker and solid academics.

Dallas is the #1 destination for College Grads, according to Brookings Institution.

November 21, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

Beating out DC, Denver, Houston, etc.  http://www.brookings.edu/research/expert-qa/2012/11/20-frey-qa

Dallas is THE place for associates

November 11, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

The National Jurist just confirmed what so many other experts have said:  Dallas is the place to be for associates.  Check out this Texas Lawyer article!

New opening for litigation associate

November 11, 2012 in Uncategorized by Randy Block  |  No Comments

My long-time friend called me seeking a junior commercial litigator for his boutique firm.   My friend is one of the most succe$$ful attorneys in Dallas.  We need someone with 1-3 years of experience who wants to be in the courtroom and taking depositions.  This position also requires excellent writing skills.

Why Work with a Legal Recruiter

November 2, 2012 in Randy in the News by Randy Block  |  No Comments

Whether you are just starting in your legal career or are a seasoned pro looking to make a move, finding the right position can seem like a full-time job in and of itself. Performance Legal Placement can help. We will take the time to get know you, your background, and where you want to be in the future – both professionally and personally. We will strive to find the legal position that best fits your individual career path and will use every resource and relationship we have.

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  • paying to post your openings on websites
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