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Poyner Spruill managing partner Dan Cahill spoke with North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Heath Hamacher about how the firm has adjusted its hiring methods in the midst of a tight labor market.

The article, Tight Job Market Puts Firms in Scramble for Legal Talent, was published on November 4. An excerpt of the article is below.

Like the proverbial rose that grew from the crack in the concrete, the legal industry continues to demonstrate its resilience.

Not long ago, the profession had developed a reputation for being a barren job market saturated with attorneys, especially for young associates. But backed by evidence of healthy hiring and recruiting practices, many in the industry are saying that the sun is starting to shine again.

In the spirit of putting clients before themselves, even firms with the most traditional values have kept open minds. Poyner Spruill managing partner Dan Cahill said that his firm still believes in the value of in-person interaction – walking down the hall for a colleague’s advice or mentoring younger attorneys face-to-face – but that new norms have allowed them to think more broadly, particularly in geographic scope.

“If someone is willing to come to one of our offices one or two days a week, we can consider a talented lawyer where we don’t have an office,” Cahill said. “In Asheville, in Greensboro, in Winston-Salem, in Wilmington.”

Read the full article in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

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