4 Ways Laterals Can Spot A Toxic Law Firm Before Day 1

By Aebra Coe (May 5, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Many attorneys are lured laterally to new law firms that appear placid from the outside but that they discover soon after accepting a job offer are actually plagued by toxic workplace cultures.

Getting duped by cunning recruitment officers and persuasive managers doesn't have to be an unavoidable risk of making a lateral move, though, according to several recruiters who say signs of a toxic workplace culture are usually visible during the recruitment and interview processes, and vigilant associates and partners can often identify and pass up law firms that are less than desirable.

"The importance of finding the right culture cannot...

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