Career Transitions

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  Services for Law Firms

High Potential Inc Success Stories

Law Firm Success

This summer, a national law firm, headquartered in Chicago, asked HPi/OI Partners, to help them support a firm wide restructuring effort. A significant number of associates at offices around the U.S. would be affected and they wanted to provide professional and consistent career transition services for young attorneys. Mike Farrell, HPi Vice President for Client Services, said “… the combination of HPi’s long standing expertise in working with attorneys and law firms, combined with the national service delivery capability of the OI Partnership, greatly contributed to the success of this engagement…”

HPi was able to provide customized career transition materials, specifically developed for use with attorneys, to all of the OI Partner offices, which were to be involved in this project. OI Partner offices in New York, Washington D.C., Dallas and Los Angeles were introduced to law firm leadership in each city, in order to coordinate notification details and local contact information. Bob Wilson, HPi President, who managed the engagement, conducted a virtual training event, so that all OI Partners were coordinated in their service delivery and expectations for the project.

As a result of the coordinated efforts, the notifications and local service delivery proceeded smoothly and seamlessly. All of the law firm associates were enrolled in the OI Solutions, eCareerCenter suite of on-line job search tools. Sample legal resumes, networking contacts and local introductions to appropriate search firm principals and law firms all greatly contributed to the success of the project. Project coordination was provided by HPi in Chicago, with exceptional “…local knowledge and insights…” from the OI Partners across the country.

Despite a very difficult economy and a climate of significant contraction in the legal sector nationally, the law firm partner, who oversaw the restructuring effort, noted that those attorneys who actually worked with HPi/OI Partners “…landed much more quickly and with significantly better compensation profiles…” than those who did not.