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Art of Authenticity: 5 Takeaways from the Working Mother PanelLast week I had the honor of moderating a panel of four strong working mothers as part of the Best Law Firms for Women Career Accelerator Summit. For an hour and a half, we talked about the single biggest challenge for women - integrating work and life. While everyone has their own story and unique set of circumstances, there were 5 common themes that kept coming up during our discussion.
Legal Support Staff: Which Environment Is Right For Me?Paralegals, assistants, clerks and other legal support staff can use their skills and training in a variety of different work environments, including different-sized law firms and corporate legal departments. Which is the best working environment for you?
Profile of a Conflicts ManagerGenerating new business is the lifeblood of every law firm, so why would a firm turn away a profitable new business opportunity? Some of the most common "deal-killers" are ethical concerns - especially if taking on the new client would present a conflict of interest with another client or legal matter already represented by the firm. This is where a Conflicts Manager comes in.
Profile of a Contracts SpecialistLegal contracts are at the heart of every business relationship. Wherever manufacturers make and sell goods, businesses purchase professional services, or government entities engage private-sector firms to do work on the public’s behalf – there are contracts to create and review.
Profile of a Legal Secretary
In today’s fast-changing legal profession, there’s no one job description that can encompass all the duties of a legal secretary.
Profile of a Staff Attorney"Staff Attorney" is a catch-all phrase describing lawyers who dedicate their services to a specific organization. This may include a corporation, government entity, academic institution, or not-for-profit.
Profile of a ParalegalWhat does every successful, highly-functional legal operation have in common? First-rate paralegal support. Yet few understand what a paralegal does and the essential role they play in the legal industry.
Is Temp-to-Hire the Answer?
When faced with an employment decision, employers should be aware of all potential staffing options. Would your law firm benefit from a contractor for a quick surge in workload?
Build Strong Relationships With Law Schools To Boost Your Recruiting Efforts
Graduating lawyers won’t take the bar exam for several months. But savvy law firms have already begun revving up their recruiting efforts. They know that hiring the best candidates is a competitive process.