Lateral Hiring Best Practices Guide

Welcome to the NALP Lateral Hiring Best Practices Guide

This Guide is a practical resource on how to navigate all aspects of lateral hiring and recruiting, with sections on performing a needs assessment, methods for hiring laterals, strategy and procedures, marketing your firm, carrying out due diligence, and integrating a new lateral, along with additional resources in the appendix.

This Guide will continue to be updated. If your firm has developed best practice suggestions that you would like to share, you are invited to submit information to NALP Member Communications and Media Relations Manager Sarah Ramirez at


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