Lateral Recruitment

Lateral Recruitment

McCormick Barstow is engaged in a continuous search for the best talent, including associates who are considering a lateral move from another law firm. Our firm offers enviable lateral opportunities for lawyers looking for a career change and who have the requisite credentials. Once on board, lateral associates can expect the same outstanding training and mentoring that all new associates receive, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Hiring Process

The attorneys and recruiting professionals you will meet take pride in the firm. They will expect that you have taken the time to find out as much as possible about McCormick Barstow, the particular office and practice areas you are interested in, and the individual lawyers with whom you will be interviewing.

Our recruiting professionals make a special effort to arrange for you to meet with lawyers who can address your particular areas of interest. Generally, due to the inherent scheduling uncertainties of our client-service oriented work environment, the recruiting professionals will provide you with the names of the attorneys you will be interviewing with the day before your interview. It is a good idea to confirm who you will be meeting in advance in case there are any changes.

We hope you find our website and recruiting professionals to be excellent resources as you prepare for your interview.

Most practice groups conduct initial screening interviews with the hiring partner, Attorney Recruitment and Training Director and one or two other attorneys in the practice group. This usually takes about an hour. During the next round, candidates will spend a couple of hours and meet more partners, counsel and associates from the practice group or related practices. Candidates who are being considered for a lateral position in an office outside of Fresno may be asked to travel to the Fresno office to interview with more Equity Partners and members of the Management Committee.

We will arrange travel and hotel accommodations related to the office interviews for out-of-town candidates. Our Attorney Recruitment and Training Director will provide additional information on what expenses are appropriate to submit for reimbursement.

Offers are extended contingent upon the successful completion of our conflicts procedures and reference checks. Candidates with open offers are encouraged to speak further with lawyers they have already met and meet additional lawyers during their decision-making process. Generally, we expect to learn whether a candidate accepts our offer within two weeks.

Benefits, Perks & Programs

Everything you would expect from the largest law firm in the Central Valley – and some things you wouldn’t. Our benefits, perks and programs demonstrate McCormick Barstow’s commitment to being a great place to work.

Your total compensation package is much more than just your pay. It also includes an excellent benefits package, a major portion which is subsidized by the firm and much more, featuring:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Supplemental life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary insurance options including disability benefits
  • 401(k) with employer contributions
  • Bar Association Membership Program
  • Bar Licensing & Registration Fees
  • In-House CLE Training
  • Relocation allowance



Hiring Partner
Email:  ben.nicholson@mccormickbarstow.com
Tel: 559.433.1300
Fax: 559.433.2300


HR Specialist
Email: deann.cantu@mccormickbarstow.com
Tel: 559.433.2271
Fax: 559.433.2300


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