LeX Factor Briefs

Young Attorneys on Remote Recruiting and Onboarding – The LeXFactor Briefs

Lexicon Brand Manager Lauren Hoffmann is the host of The LeXFactor Briefs, looking at what’s making news in the legal industry. In this episode, Lauren welcomes back special guest host Randy Schorfheide, Lexicon’s Sr. Manager of PR & Communications, as they discuss the daunting challenge of law firms having to recruit and onboard top legal talent 100% of the time. Assessing candidates and establishing relationships with new attorneys can be totally different than maintaining engagement with older colleagues.

As with other pandemic-related challenges, firms and other legal employers continue to rise to the occasion. Even for some time previously, most legal employers did not start from scratch – video conferencing was already being used for interviews and training programs long before the onset of the pandemic. However, those processes typically included some kind of in-person component, such as a group dinner or in-person visit to the office. Now, everything is virtual.