"We would like students to assess their own strengths and weaknesses so that they can buttress where they are weaker and leverage where they are stronger," stated IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law dean Harold Krent.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni and students will be participating in the Sheffield Attorney Trait Assessment & Profile Study sponsored by The Right Profile, a pioneer in assessing candidate-organizational fit through scientifically validated psychometric instruments, and JD Match, the first truly 21st-Century legal recruiting platform. The firms are offering the assessment at no cost to all participants at http://www.attorneyassessment.com so that practicing attorneys and law students alike can take part.
“Supporting the study seemed like a natural fit for Chicago-Kent” stated IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law dean Harold Krent. “We would like students to assess their own strengths and weaknesses so that they can buttress where they are weaker and leverage where they are stronger."
Chicago-Kent will provide background on the study and a link to take part in its June alumni newsletter and in its fall communication to students. Upon completion of the 15-20 minute assessment at http://www.attorneyassesment.com, each participant will immediately receive a detailed report that profiles that individual’s distinctive characteristics in the traits that are most important to practicing law, and how he or she compares to the collective norm of all attorneys across the country that have taken part in the study. The individual can use these results to understand his or her own strengths and how to better leverage them. All data will be aggregated anonymously in the study, with no identifying individual characteristics. To date, more than 1200 attorneys have taken part in the study, making it one of the largest lawyer personality studies ever conducted.
Although technology in the legal industry has made huge progress in the last ten years to increase the efficiency of legal research, litigation and document assembly, the human side – how law students determine their practice areas, how firms recruit, mentor and retain attorneys, and even how college students answer the simple question of “should I go to law school?” – has changed little in the past 40 years. This lack of focus on the human side results in a huge cost to attorneys, law firms and their clients - 46% of new associates are gone within their first three years at a firm, with many leaving the practice of law altogether. Lateral partners see similar turnover rates, but at much higher costs to the law firm, and clients see disruptions as their service providers move throughout the industry. Mark Levin, Co-Founder and General Counsel of The Right Profile, added, “The first step in solving any of the human costs involved in the legal industry is better understanding attorneys. We are excited that Chicago-Kent has decided to help us toward this goal.”
JD Match, the first truly 21st-Century legal recruiting platform, headquartered in New York, has been developed and is owned by Bruce MacEwen and Janet Stanton, the same individuals behind industry-leading publishing and management consulting firm Adam Smith, Esq. (http://www.AdamSmithEsq.com)
The Right Profile (TRP) is the leader in industry-specific talent development systems, integrating the latest technologies with predictive methodologies in behavioral science to transform the way organizations select and develop talent. The Right Profile harnesses people-centric science and predictive analytics to help organizations make smarter hiring decisions for sports teams in the NFL, MLB and NBA, professional services firms and sales-driven businesses. (http://www.TheRightProfile.com)