A Changing Eye for Talent
diversity in the legal profession, law firms, recruitment
Legal employers and law schools alike have long judged applicants by measures, like grades and test scores, which ostensibly gauge cognitive ability. In so doing, they have de-emphasized other skills, including problem-solving, leadership, and consensus-building, that a growing body of evidence—and many leaders in the legal field— suggest are equally important in becoming a successful lawyer. This article examine ways that employers can rethink how they recognize, recruit, retain—and ultimately define—top legal talent.
Smith, Jamie and Field, Mike, "A Changing Eye for Talent" (2010). Legal Profession. 7.