Attorneys and Career Growth

- Richard Brock

It may be a talent-driven market where the lateral hiring of star performers is a hot topic, but don’t rest on your laurels. The men and women at the top didn’t land there without dedicated effort, strategy, goal setting, and an open-minded embracing of game-changing technology, culture, and attitudes. Building your career in law isMore…

The Path to the Top

- Richard Brock

It’s a given, of course, that the way to the top involves an attorney’s skill and expertise – his/her ability to discover his/her niche and shine. It doesn’t, however, rest on that alone, nor is it simple. From your choice of law school to the decisions you make along the way to your self-confidence, andMore…

When Law Firms Give Back

- Richard Brock

Giving back – one of the pillars of true success. Most law firms have something to give back, both in their immediate community and on a more global level. From working pro bono, to financially supporting a cause, to giving of themselves to a project in a non-legal way, there are multiple opportunities. Fostering aMore…

 “Marketing” Your Firm to Talent

- Richard Brock

Competing for talent in today’s market is challenging. It requires maintaining a grasp of the big picture, as well as an intentional focus on the details. So, what is the big picture? The big picture is your firm’s bottom line and fulfilling your firm’s mission statement.    In other words, every hire is chosen to undertakeMore…

A Winning Law Firm Culture

- Richard Brock

Investing in top legal talent, but failing to create a law firm culture that inspires commitment and loyalty is like building a luxury vehicle with low-grade seats. It may look attractive on the outside, it may have the power to master the highway, but few buyers hold on to it. Last month we discussed theMore…

Cyber Liability Coverage: Nuts & Bolts

- Ashley Umbach

If your practice uses computers, you need cyber liability insurance. This article will help you decide how much coverage you need, understand the types of coverage that might be included, and determine whether you are comfortable with the exclusions. Most data breaches occur in the healthcare industry, where data can be compromised orally, electronically, orMore…

Signing a Contract With a Physician Practice

- Ashley Umbach

While physicians today learn cutting edge medical treatments and technologies, most of them don’t receive any instruction on the business side of medicine. That’s an unfortunate omission; practicing medicine requires doctors to enter contracts, to be aware of applicable rules, laws and regulations, to market themselves, to understand proper coding requirements, and to properly collectMore…

Filling your Staff Directory with Top Legal Talent

- Richard Brock

Recruiting top legal talent for your firm or legal department is costly, challenging, and often exhausting. Furthermore, if you are looking to hire additional staff, then it’s likely your current staff is overloaded; meaning it will be difficult for them to devote adequate time to a search for talent.  On the other hand, a quickMore…

Cybersecurity:  An Opportunity for Lawyers

- Richard Brock

         Job Description: Cyber Insurance Attorney Insurance boutique firm seeks an attorney . . .                                                                            More…

Success in the C-Suite

- Richard Brock

Seeking talent to fill C-Suite positions within a firm requires looking beyond a law degree. Knowledge and in-depth experience of business within the legal realm are the keys. If you are seeking a Chief Executive Officer who will play a pivotal role in the firm’s current and future success, it’s time to search deeper and wider.More…

Legal Project Management Essentials

- Richard Brock

Developing Legal Project Management (LMP) skills is a surefire way to grow your legal practice. It not only helps ensure that your client’s projects stay on budget, time, and within legal restrictions, it also it builds client satisfaction and loyalty. While some firms hire non-legal professionals to “manage” the project as a whole from aMore…

Winning the Job Search Game as a Legal Professional

- Richard Brock

Yes, the number of open positions is climbing. Yes, it’s easier today than five years ago to secure your dream law job. And Yes, it still takes dedicated, intentional choices to win at the job search game. If you want to secure your dream job, follow these tips. The most important action you can takeMore…

Holding Your Rung on the Ladder

- Richard Brock

The job and career outlook for the legal field – from paralegals to attorneys – is improving. In fact, more than 90% of summer internships are resulting in job offers. But landing the right position is only the beginning. Connecting with the company culture and building job security while doing the work you love takesMore…

Is it Time for a Change?

- Richard Brock

Working in the legal field, whether you are an attorney, paralegal, or play another role, is challenging, purposeful, and rewarding. But, like other fields, sometimes you end up in a position that just doesn’t fit, and you find yourself considering a job change. Of course, too much job-hopping in the legal field can hurt youMore…

3 Ways to Boost Your Law Firm’s Morale

- Richard Brock

The law profession has undergone significant changes over the last decade. There was a time when retaining your law firm talent was as simple as offering a robust compensation plan while ensuring a steady workload.  However, as we highlighted in one of our prior posts entitled, “Reducing Turnover at your Law Firm” those days areMore…

Do Attorneys Need Legal Recruiters?

- Richard Brock

When it comes to finding a job, the legal profession is like many other professions.  On the one hand, you’ll always have graduates who find a job right out of law school, settle into it, and end up working for the same firm for decades. On the other hand, there are those who find aMore…

Tips to Help Your Law Firm Maximize the Value of Exit Interviews

- Richard Brock

Do you conduct exit interviews for all legal staff who resign from your firm? Are you in the habit of getting feedback from employees you are planning to terminate? If your firm conducts exit interviews, is the process viewed as just another administrative procedure and the responses filed away without review? Exit interviews present aMore…

The Art of Leading

- Richard Brock

Strong leadership – the key to a strong law firm – will attract, engage, and retain top talent. Leadership, however, is not defined by owning the corner office. Leadership happens at every level – even among fledgling attorneys in their first post-graduate position. Leadership is an art – it takes responsibility for and command ofMore…

Achieving Work-Life Balance as a Lawyer

- Richard Brock

To say that lawyers lead busy lives is an understatement. Indeed, attorneys work long hours and must devote absolute focus to their work. However, if you’re an attorney with a family, with other responsibilities balancing your career and personal goals can at times feel impossible. There are many issues outside of work that require yourMore…