Firms Say They’d Hire Laid-Off Lawyers

May 23, 2011 – In The News
Philadelphia Business Journal
During the recession, many law firms cut back on associates and only kept the best or those whose practice areas were not slowing down. Did the stigma of being laid-off affect their chances of being rehired by another law firm?

According to legal recruiters, most lawyers who lost their jobs during 2009 and 2010 have found other work in the legal profession or went back to school. Many firms said they would hire laid-off lawyers and evaluate candidates on a case-by-case basis.

Mark Silow said "It depends where you were laid off from and why in terms of a stigma. We would have no problem hiring someone that's been laid off."