“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…

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…

Winning the Job Search Game as a Legal Professional

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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

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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…

Is it Time for a Change?

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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

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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…

Do Attorneys Need Legal Recruiters?

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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…

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…

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…

Design Your Resumes for Law Positions

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Investigation: Law firms are not all created equal. They have different criteria, different areas of specialty, different hierarchy, etc. You are an attorney – investigate. Discover the big picture and the tiny details. What is the firm’s key practice areas? What is their key strategy for growth and operation? How involved is their training forMore…

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…