When Is the Best Time to Make a Lateral Move?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a partner in possession of a good book of business is in need of a better firm. If you are a partner considering such a lateral move, then you are probably focused on the boost a new firm could offer your practice and on cultural fit.

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    The advice to law firms to "[l]ook more closely at laterals in their 50s" should be considered with some caution. Apparently some jurisdictions prohibit age discrimination against younger workers. And in some jurisdictions, law firm partners might be able to claim the benefit of anti-discrimination protections.

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