Lateral Partner Recruiting

A colleague recently asked me:

Why do lawyer who really want to change firms take so much time to complete the Lateral Partner Questionaire (LPQ)?

I responded it was because completing the firm is a tedious pain in the behind. I have seen forms that are too long and too intrusive. Thank God I never

It was 2003, and I was having a record year. Near the end of the year, two large international law firms with Dallas offices offered me far greater compensation than I was making at my firm.

The difference was significant enough that many lawyers would have jumped to one of the firms just based on