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Valerie A. Fontaine

Valerie A. Fontaine

Valerie A. Fontaine is a principal with the legal search company SeltzerFontaine and also is secretary to the board of directors of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants. Her book, The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers, was published by the National Association for Law Placement, and it is now in its second edition. Fontaine entered the legal search profession in 1981 after practicing law with a prominent Los Angeles law firm.

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November 28, 2022

Worried about the 2023 lawyer jobs market? This legal search consultant has some tips

While 2022 was a phenomenal year for attorneys and “anyone with a pulse” and a law license could find work, 2023 might “go back to normal,” says Valerie A. Fontaine, a founding...

November 29, 2021

3 decades ago, legal headhunting required more time for fewer placements

Two female recruiters are featured in this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, which is looking at how legal recruiting has changed over the years, including an incredibly hot job market for 2021.

April 29, 2019

Where the Jobs Are: Hot careers for the Class of 2019

Valerie Fontaine of SeltzerFontaine speaks about potential slowdowns and how lawyers can be thinking ahead to recession-proof their practices.