One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote: “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” A similar quote is this: “Build a better mousetrap, fail to advertise it or let people know about it, and the world will beat a path around your door.”
If people don’t know about the true value of what you are offering, they will simply ignore you. You need to broadcast your value constantly in everything you do. Let me share with you a pair of quick stories about how to broadcast your value, and the importance of doing this.
Donald Trump is not the biggest real estate tycoon in the United States, although he is great at what he does. There are numerous men who have vastly larger real estate holdings than Mr. Trump. What Mr. Trump does, however, is broadcast his success everywhere he goes. He gives speeches; he does continue reading...
Summary: Harrison Barnes wrote an expose on how Thomas Cooley Law School, the largest in the nation, operates as a degree mill, getting rich from peddling false dreams to law school students. Veteran legal recruiter Harrison Barnes minces no words when exposing Thomas Cooley Law School in a devastating article. Having seen how this fourth […]
Summary: Clint Smith is a teacher who has some popular videos online. He had just four minutes for a TED speech. His speech dealt with The Dangers of Silence. A teacher who has become popular with his online videos had just four minutes to issue his first-ever TED talk. The teacher, Clint Smith, spoke about the […]
Summary: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School paid close to $1 million in one calendar year for legal services stemming from two lawsuits it filed. Earlier this month, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School released its new brand after reaching an agreement with Western Michigan University, according to The Am Law Daily. The school, which is […]
Our candidates often ask us how important it is to weigh future promotion prospects (either to counsel or partnership status) when considering a law firm opportunity and whether they can reasonably expect to get a commitment from law firms regarding such progression prospects. In truth, it is almost impossible for a firm to predict the […]
One of the most important parts of being a good legal recruiter is paying close attention to the legal market and recognizing trends as they are forming so you can best guide your candidates to the most promising opportunities. In the course of my job, I see a lot of resumes, and I also like […]
It is very important if not critical that you build a strong online presence and brand name as a professional if you want to be seen as an expert and the best in your niche. Contrary to common belief, building an online personal brand is not difficult. It is however time consuming and it requires […]
We asked two paralegals in the United States what a paralegal should know before being hired. Both paralegals have extensive experience and provided useful advice for paralegals and students thinking about entering their profession. We hope you enjoy their responses.
As a senior post-conviction paralegal for a small law firm in Richmond, Virginia, and a prior hiring manager, I believe that behind every great attorney is a good paralegal. Before a paralegal is hired, she must know the importance of a good character, exhibit good listening skills and have empathy for the law firm's diverse clientele. The kindness of a paralegal and her gaining insight into the ins and outs of a case are second to none. Paralegals assist their attorneys in litigating cases; they know not only the facts, but also the faces behind the..
Dana Fortier owns and operates Your Branch Office in Novi, Michigan. She provides virtual legal support for small law firms and solo attorneys who need the benefits of having a large staff, but don't have a budget for that staff. Ms. Fortier specializes in document production, management, e-discovery, file management, mediation, arbitration, and facilitation coordination. Along with basic schedule management, she offers services essential for smooth negotiations, so parties can focus on a positive outcome for each case.
Ms. Fortier is a legal assistant who has over twenty years of experience in personal injury, insurance defense, real estate, and corporate litigation.
HIPAA and Information Governance in Law Firms Summary: The HIPAA Omnibus Rule has consolidated and formalized many privacy rules regarding personal health information and also, in most aspects, made law firms liable as business associates of covered entities with or without any contract defining law firms as such.