• Louisiana State University, B.A. in Mass Communications with Public Relations focus, 1997
Julie Prechter
Director of Recruiting & Legal Professional Development
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8406 tel
504.589.8406 fax

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As Director of Recruiting & Legal Professional Development, Julie Prechter manages Jones Walker’s firmwide recruiting efforts. She serves as the firm’s main contact for law schools, search firms, and industry organizations, and she seeks to identify, recruit, hire, and develop attorneys at all levels of their careers, from summer and first-year associates to lateral hires with years of experience. To this end, Ms. Prechter is supported by the firm’s Hiring and Recruiting Committee and its Associate Development Committee as she oversees the firm’s summer associate and fall recruitment programs and manages the orientation, training, mentoring, and evaluation programs of attorneys.

In addition to the recruitment and development of attorneys, Ms. Prechter also works to diversify, retain, and evaluate attorneys. She conducts new attorney orientation programs, she oversees and organizes the firmwide mentor program for all associates, and she works to develop integration tools for lateral hires.

Ms. Prechter also develops and manages collateral recruiting materials, including the content of the Careers section of the firm’s web site.



  • The National Association for Law Placement (NALP)