Harrison Barnes' Legal Career Advice Podcast

Harrison Barnes' Legal Career Advice Podcast


Latest Episodes

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys Can Network: Why Networking is Essential to Attorney Success
August 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered how attorneys can network? You’ve probably heard that networking is important for success in your profession. But what does it mean to network, and how can you do it effectively? This podcast will give you the tools and insights you

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: The Three Qualities Warren Buffett Looks For When Hiring Attorneys, Managers, and Others - and Why This Is All You Need to Know to Hire, Get Hired, and Be a Great Employee
June 23, 2021

What are the top three qualities Warren Buffett looks for when hiring? In this episode of the Attorney Career Advice Podcast, we discuss what it takes to be a successful employee. We'll cover how you can get hired and be a great employee by focusing on th

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why Most Law Firms Expect Their Attorneys to Conform and Act Like Other Attorneys in the Firm
June 23, 2021

Have you ever wondered why most law firms expect their attorneys to conform and act like other attorneys in the firm? In this episode of the Attorney Career Advice Podcast, we explore what it means for an attorney to conform. It's not just about wearing s

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How to Get a Job with a Major Law Firm if You Did Not Go to a Top Law School or Are Not Working at a Top Law Firm
May 28, 2021

Many attorneys believe that the quality of their law school, or law firm, will determine the course of their legal career. I regularly place partners in their 70s, and many of the partners I have placed are now in their 80s and still practicing, with larg

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 10 Reasons Why High Junior Associate Salaries Are Destroying the Legal Profession
April 30, 2021

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 guarantee

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
March 17, 2021

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 sc

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: How Attorneys and Law Students Can Craft the Perfect Cover Letter
February 24, 2021

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

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: 2021 State of the Lateral Law Firm Hiring Market
February 03, 2021

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 attorney

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Top 9 Ways For Any Attorney To Generate a Huge Book of Business
November 13, 2020

When people are in law school and even during their first few years out of law school, they tend to believe that the most important components of a successful law firm career involve (1) billing a lot of hours (meaning working hard) and (2) doing quality

Harrison Barnes Legal Recruiter from BCG Attorney Search: Why being a great businessperson is such an important part of becoming a great lawyer
September 29, 2020

Many attorneys go into the practice of law with the idea of making a lot of money. The purpose of this podcast is to tell you how to think about making money when practicing law. In reality, it doesn't matter where you went to law school, how well you did