There are generally two types of employers in this world: the employer who is marching forward and the employer who is in retreat. There is also a third type of employer (for whom nothing is changing) that merits some discussion as well. However, for the most part, there are employers who are marching forward and employers who are retreating. What I’m about to share with you could be the most beneficial advice about choosing between employers that you will ever receive.
When I started my first job with a law firm, the firm was growing at a meteoric pace and had been around less than 10 years. Other attorneys in the firm worked like mad at all times. The firm was getting the most important cases in the area and, in fact, many of the most important cases in the country. The firm was attracting top graduates from the
The circulation of a nude scene seemingly featuring a former co-worker led to one Indiana attorney’s suspension for three years. Arthur J. Usher, a former partner at Bose, McKinney & Evans, LLP, attempted to ridicule both Bose and their newest hire by sending a R-rated clip from a horror film in which the new hire [...]
The Supreme Court announced this Monday that they will try another religious concern, this time the use of prayers to open public meetings. They will review an appeals ruling that claims the small town of upstate New York, Greece, violated the Constitution not in opening their town meetings with prayers, but for having the [...]
Necessity being the mother of invention, law schools have considered how their enrollment is down 15 percent these last two years (according to the American Bar Association,) and come up with the solution that they will start offering master’s degrees. Such programs used to belong only to a few schools like Arizona State, which [...]
There is no surer way to watch a confident, accomplished attorney turn into a deer-in-headlights than to ask for her salary expectation for a particular position. In the typical scenario, her heart races as she breaks out into a sweat. Then, she grabs her phone, panicked, calls her recruiter (me), talking a mile a minute, [...]
When interviewing for a new job, you must be prepared to answer the salary question. You do not want to be caught off guard when someone asks you what you currently make and/or what your salary expectations are. When preparing a candidate for an interview, I always discuss appropriate answers to the salary question. See [...]
If you are just starting out in your legal career, or are a junior litigator looking to specialize, I would highly recommend considering labor and employment law as a practice area. We saw corporate and real estate opportunities disappear during the economic downturn (though both practice areas are now coming back strongly on the West [...]
Any paralegal in the information age needs to have a portfolio of job competencies that makes him/her stand out, be regarded as essential, or be perceived as a better candidate for retention or promotion. Paralegals are no exception, and they need to continually hone and develop skills, which make them stand out as better candidates than others. This article deals with a positive strategy to do that.
While one might say that sticking to a paralegal's present competencies
Stacey Burnworth owns and manages Professional Paperworks, Inc., located in Merritt Island, FL. She is a paralegal who specializes in wills, probates, power of attorney, evictions, corporations, adoptions, marriage, divorce, child support, custody, deeds, mortgages and notary service. Although Stacey isn't a realtor, she received her real estate license because she wanted to learn the legal aspects of real estate. She has earned the Meritorious Public