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Best Practices for Lateral Hires
Post on September 14th, 2021

One of the changes we have observed at OBLIC recently is the uptick in lateral hires at law firms.  While this can be a good way to add attorneys to your firm, it requires due diligence to be sure you are adding the right person.

To assist you in this process OBLIC developed a Checklist Before a Lateral Hire.  Following the steps in this checklist can help you address some information you might otherwise overlook.  The sample Joint Letter of Departure, Request for Transfer (of client legal files) and Checklist for Leaving a Law Firm in the Ohio Ethics Guide:  Switching Firms may also be helpful.

As always, if you have questions about this or any other loss prevention topic, please feel free to contact us.  We’re here to answer your questions.

Gretchen Mote, Esq
Director of Loss Prevention

Monica Waller, Esq.
Senior Loss Prevention Counsel