Finding Fulfillment as a Lawyer

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“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment; it is in the happiness of pursuit.”         ~ Denis Waitley Once upon a time, you were an optimistic law student, eager to earn your degree and set the world on fire. Your dreams were big, and your confidence to attain thoseMore…

Professional Transitions

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Transitioning clients from one lawyer to another is an inevitable part of a firm’s responsibilities. For example, is there a lawyer who is approaching retirement, or is otherwise unable to continue in their present capacity. Is a senior lawyer, who is delegating some responsibilities to a younger lawyer, also mentoring him/her? Are cases being transferredMore…

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…

Attorneys and Career Growth

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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…