The sexual harassment scandal enveloping the profession has also raised the question of how lawyers who have behaved badly at former firms can get another job.
Specifically a debate arose between Russell McVeagh and Duncan Cotterill, who employed one of the lawyers involved in the harassment scandal and who subsequently moved overseas and may, or may not, be back in New Zealand.
We have previously reported on those issues. But how do those perpetrators actually get the thumbs up?
But just how lawyers can obtain new jobs or work is a question that firms and legal recruiters need to be asking.
LawFuel reported on a recent report from the Wall Street Journal that examined what is happening in the United States and the short answer is: not enough.