Lawyers Rising Podcast with Harrison Barnes

Lawyers Rising Podcast with Harrison Barnes

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The Lawyers Rising podcast features Founder and CEO of BCG Attorney Search, Harrison Barnes, in conversation with BCG Recruiting Manager, Brie Mills. In each episode, the two will share their expertise through in-depth discussions on issues affecting the law profession and those that work in it. Drawing from over 20 years as a legal recruiter and attorney, Barnes will explore the culture and character of law firms, how to move in and out of them, and how to rise, thrive, and sustain a career. Their discussions will offer advice for both Partners and those still on the path.


What the Coronavirus Means for the Legal Economy and Your Attorney Job Search
Mar 21 • 34 min
We are in for a different kind of legal job market recession that will be meaner, longer, and more devastating than anything we have ever seen. The coronavirus recession is going to destroy countless legal careers and prevent tens of thousands of them…
Why There Is No Better Profession Than Practicing Law
Feb 26 • 35 min
Most of the news about practicing law is consistently negative-in fact, there is so much negative news about practicing law it is difficult to speak to an attorney or read a legal publication without hearing or seeing something negative about it. However,…
The 5 Best Practice Areas for Attorneys
Feb 25 • 58 min
The hottest practice areas of 2019, as a percentage of the total interviews and placements of our candidates, were 1) Litigation 2) Corporate 3) Labor and Employment 4) Intellectual Property 5) Real Estate In this podcast, Harrison Barnes, Legal Recruiter…
The BCG Attorney Search 2020 State of the US Attorney Market Report
Feb 24 • 51 min
This yearly report from BCG Attorney Search summarizes our placement of hundreds of attorneys in law firms throughout the country. By closely observing this process and the trends that reveal themselves, we get a profound understanding of the legal market…
Should You Worry About Finding an Attorney Job?
Feb 23 • 31 min
If you commit yourself to the practice of law and follow the rules, finding work should never be a problem. However, if you are having a difficult time finding a job or finding work, then one of three things is probably wrong: (1) You are doing something…
Should You Open a Solo Law Practice?
Feb 22 • 29 min
A law license is essentially a business license. Once you pass the state bar you are granted a license to practice law in that state. You are now able to go into the market and charge a fee for legal services. The true value of passing the bar is not…
Any Attorney Can Create a $100 Million Book of Business by Following These Principles.
Jan 27 • 31 min
On this podcast, BCG Attorney Search Recruiting Manager Brie Mills and Founder/CEO Harrison Barnes discuss how any attorney can take control of their destiny by generating a large amount of business for themselves. So many attorneys rely on partners and…
Is It OK to Be an Average Attorney? You Might Actually Be Better Off This Way.
Jan 27 • 37 min
On this podcast, BCG Attorney Search Recruiting Manager Brie Mills, Recruiter Jennifer McNeil, and Founder/CEO Harrison Barnes discuss how you can be happier and have a better quality of life as an average attorney. So many attorneys strive to be the very…
How Should You Address the Two Primary Sources of Career Anxiety When Practicing Law?
Jan 27 • 34 min
On this podcast, BCG Attorney Search Recruiting Manager Brie Mills and Founder/CEO Harrison Barnes discuss the two primary sources of career anxiety when practicing law. Career anxiety can easily get in the way of having a happy, successful career, and…
Pulling Back the Curtain on Law Firm Politics—What You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive
Dec 29, 2019 • 69 min
Law firms are rife with office politics and can be difficult for associates to navigate. Partners and senior associates may exhibit bad behavior, bad habits, and produce bad work that is capable of staining, damaging, or worse, ending careers—including…
What a Slowdown Can Do to Your Legal Career and How to Bulletproof your Résumé
Dec 15, 2019 • 30 min
Your law firm just kicked you to the curb. Should you have seen it coming? This isn’t about your quality as an attorney, that’s another discussion; this is about those circumstances beyond your control—not just at your firm, but in the legal industry and…
Can You Accept Criticism or Not? How that Question Affects Your Legal Career
Dec 9, 2019 • 31 min
On this podcast our BCG Attorney Search team of Recruiting Manager Brie Mills and Recruiter Karen Wenzel discuss the role of receiving and accepting criticism in a legal career. It can be painful, no doubt, but everyone will be on the receiving end of it…
A Senior Attorney with No Book of Business? No Problem! Here’s Why
Oct 31, 2019 • 33 min
You’re a senior attorney, 7 years of experience or more—or maybe a lot more, and you don’t know where or how to find a new position. Your search is only piling up the rejections. Surrender? No! Listen as BCG Attorney Search CEO and Managing Director…
Corporate or Litigation Practice—Which Is the Better Choice for You?
Oct 13, 2019 • 30 min
Both practice areas have their pros and cons. Which is better for you will depend on your personality and interests. Do you find drama and attacking an opponent sexy? Or are you less confrontational and more cerebral? Do you write well but find the…
Is It a Book of Business by Year 5 or Die? How to Get One and How to Get Around It If You Don’t
Oct 7, 2019 • 59 min
Ever heard the stories of horrid attorneys with worse habits and yet somehow still have great jobs? How do they do it? It’s called a Big Book of Business. As an attorney at a law firm, you’ll be expected to start building yours ASAP. Otherwise, you’re…
Quitting Without a Backup Plan—How to Keep Your Law Career from Committing Suicide
Oct 2, 2019 • 30 min
Quitting your associate’s job? First piece of advice—Don’t! Remember this: After the bar, there are no other skills test but one: your career history and what the people you worked with think of you. It’s the test of character and skill a future employer…
Why Looking Good on Paper Beats Looking Good in a Suit-Finding Success as a Lateral Attorney Candidate
Sep 22, 2019 • 24 min
Making a lateral move? So then, how good of a storyteller are you? Because to convince a prestigious law firm that you’re the one they’re looking for you’ll need to be a good one. In this episode of the podcast, BCG Attorney Search CEO Harrison Barnes and…
Your Law Career or Your Life—The #1 Reason Careers Are Killed and How You Can Keep Yours Alive
Sep 10, 2019 • 32 min
Ever heard of work-life balance? For an attorney this means lots of work, not much life. Such is the deal that comes with those big salaries. And how are those salaries paid? Through ever-increasing billable hours and the sacrifices of the dedicated…
Why In-house Council Is a Good job and a Bad Decision
Jul 9, 2019 • 40 min
In this introductory episode, expert Legal Recruiter Harrison Barnes of BCG Attorney Search and Recruiting Manager Brie Mills dig into why going in-house may be your ticket to career death. Barnes explains how the company’s problems will become your…
How to Be an Indispensable Attorney—Even Without a Book of Business
Jun 6, 2019 • 56 min
You know those attorneys, there’s a few in every firm: The first to be hired and the last to be fired. How do you get to become one of those? In our second episode, Legal Recruiter Harrison Barnes of BCG Attorney Search and Recruiting Manager Brie Mills…