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Summary: Harrison Barnes gives some insightful tips into how an attorney can make the move to a better law firm for that better position possible.

See the full article Top 10 Ways Attorneys Can Move to a Better Law Firm and Get a Better Attorney Job to read more details.


Most attorneys are always looking for a way to advance their career and earning potential. For many attorneys it doesn’t matter how long they have been with their current law firm or the relationships they have built when the opportunity to “move up” comes they take it. Here is a short snip-it of tips and factors that contribute to the move being possible.

Tip #1 – Having expertise or special practice field can play a big part.

Tip #2 – Big law firms want those that have worked hard for a long time and continue to show a desire for challenging work.

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Tip #3 – You must be generating a lot of business because that means that you have the right traits such as strong social skills, personable, trustworthy, and professional.

Tip #4 – Your performance is noticed by other attorneys.

Tip #5 – They are “nationally recognized experts” through their published work and speaking engagements on a specific topic that interests them.

Tip #6 – The timing of trends plays a big role.

Tip #7 – Having the right LLM can help.

Tip #8 – Collaborate with co-workers that show potential and ambition.

Tip #9 – Be well-liked, a hard worker, and someone that brings value to the firm.

Tip #10 – Location is everything.




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