Desiree Moore is the founder and President of Greenhorn Legal and author of the ABA bestseller, Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice. Ms. Moore is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was an associate at the law firm of K&L Gates LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP) in Chicago for seven years. In 2011, Ms. Moore left K&L Gates to launch Greenhorn Legal.
Ms. Moore developed Greenhorn Legal to address a significant deficit in the legal market: law students and recent law school graduates — even the most diligent ones — are not prepared to practice law. The skills learned in law school are necessary, but far from sufficient, to enable young lawyers to thrive in their legal practice. Likewise, an academic environment in no way resembles a professional environment and new lawyers are left without the means to assimilate into law firms. Put simply, new lawyers are ill equipped to handle the transition from law student to practitioner.
Greenhorn Legal effects the transition from law student to practitioner. The Greenhorn Legal methodology draws on an extensive database of practitioner knowledge, as well as Ms. Moore´s own experiences as an associate and law school professor, and ensures that new lawyers develop a practice skill set that is otherwise acquired over frustrating years of trial and error. Greenhorn Legal equips new lawyers with the substantive knowledge, as well as the social awareness and business sense, to act as indispensable members of their legal practices from day one.