“Cherry-Picking Talent”

The Recorder describes an interesting way to hire lawyers laterally. Wouldn’t it be nice if firms approached hiring paralegals the same way?

"Recognizing that young, promising lawyers can get lost in the shuffle at large firms, Kenneth Lund, managing partner of midmarket firm Holme Roberts & Owen, cherry-picks young guns from the state’s biggest and best firms, enticing them with flexible billing rates, shorter partnership tracks, oodles of support and a free rein. The theory is catching on, with one recruiter saying firms must be willing to take some risk and commit the time and resources to draw out a new hire’s potential."