Last Tuesday the Chicago Tribune published an article titled Human Resources Garnering Respect at Large Law Firms which discussed a growing trend among large law firms:  hiring HR professionals from outside of the legal profession and placing greater importance on HR.  The article suggests that  placing a greater emphasis on HR is one way in which the firms are combating increased attrition and associate dissatisfaction.

The Wired GC also noticed the article and wrote a thoughtful post about it here.