Paul L. Caron

Friday, March 12, 2021

Article About Lawyers Shunned In BigLaw Raises Eyebrows

ABA Journal, Legal Recruiter's Article About Lawyers Shunned in BigLaw Raises Eyebrows:

Prestigious law firms avoid hiring 23 types of lawyers, according to Harrison Barnes, the managing director and founder of BCG Attorney Search, a legal recruiting firm.

The shunned job candidates include government lawyers, lawyers who went to third- and fourth-tier law schools, and lawyers who don’t connect well with interviewers, according to Barnes’ online article, which is making the rounds on social media.

The article—written four years ago—sparked outrage among observers who said eliminating certain categories of job candidates hampers diversity, the American Lawyer reports.

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