Integration of Laterals

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Many law firms are seeking to grow by lateral hires as opposed to new law school graduates.  In fact, surveys reveal that more than 80% of firms with 250 or more lawyers have acquired laterals in the last several years.  However, hiring laterally does not guarantee success. Studies also indicate that approximately 35% of lateralMore…

Attorneys, Technology, and Ethics

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Lawyers using various forms of computer technology in their practice is a given. From cloud storage, social media, and chatbots, to utilizing AI in routine office software and procedures, all these modalities and many others represent the face of technology today with more advances on the horizon. The question is how to best use technologyMore…

Best Practices for New Client Intake

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Turning potential clients into paying clients is essential to your law firm’s growth. As obvious as that statement is, many firms are missing opportunities and leaving prospective clients to go searching elsewhere due to lack of follow-up and poor intake procedures. Establishing an organized, repeatable system for client intake is essential. The following format willMore…

Law Firms, Attorneys, and Social Media

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Social media plays a significant role in many, if not all, aspects of our careers. We may get frustrated with it, temporarily ignore it, and fight against it, but social media is here for all of us, including the legal profession. It has become a relevant means of communication within the firm, between the firmMore…

 “Marketing” Your Firm to Talent

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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

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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…

Filling your Staff Directory with Top Legal Talent

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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

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

Success in the C-Suite

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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

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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…

Holding Your Rung on the Ladder

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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…

3 Ways to Boost Your Law Firm’s Morale

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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…

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

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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

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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

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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…

Is Your Law Firm Ready to Facilitate Lawyers with Disabilities?

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In April of 2016, a dozen deaf law students were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. As more and more students with disabilities enter the legal profession, there is a need for greater awareness of how lawyers with disabilities can contribute to the legal profession in an environment that focuses more on abilities andMore…

Attorney Hires – Are You Ready for Generation Z

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Time continues its march forward and with every advance comes a new generation ready to burst forth into the workplace. This current crop is Generation Z: a group of individuals who exhibit many of the same characteristics as their Generation Y parents but with a few distinct differences. To better utilize Generation Z’s talents itMore…

Reducing Turnover at your Law Firm

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Preventing, or at least, reducing turnovers is a priority for many law firms. After all, turnovers cost money – and time – which translates into more money.  They also disrupt office routine and put a damper on office morale. Finding ways to change the pattern is essential, so we’ve put together some helpful tips forMore…

Prospects Improve for Careers in the Law

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Prospects Improve for Careers in the Law According to Study.com, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports a 10% increase in job opportunities for lawyers between 2012 and 2022. An investigative report by NALP offers more positive news for the legal field. Results show that 95.3% of 2015 summer associates, students who will graduate in 2016, received an entry-level associate position offer,More…