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The Legal Industry During the Pandemic and Stealth Layoffs

When it comes to the legal industry during the pandemic, there are a lot of mixed reports. Many are saying that law firms are doing well and experiencing growth in some areas.

The Emergence of Online Learning in the Legal World

2020 has been a year of many challenges and this looks to be the case for many months to come. For those embarking on legal education, the global pandemic is changing the way it normally operates. Those that already have their legal degrees will describe their time at university as traditional. However, this is the year that law schools have been forced to adjust and come into the 21st century. In particular, technology has saved the day for many institutions, as well as their law students.

Biglaw Firms Address Mental Health

For far too long, there has been a stigma associated with mental health issues. The stigma kept many attorneys, in high-pressure and demanding jobs, silent about their struggles with mental health problems. Far too many have left the profession, or at least the arena of big law, due to burning out. Burn out was more acceptable than calling it a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression, or any number of other issues that ended the big law careers of many promising attorneys.

Beware These 5 Things When Hiring Recent Law School Grads: The Good, the Bad & the Smugly

Summary: Great lawyers are made by senior associates and partners. Know what to look for in choosing candidates and know what needs to be done to make your next hire a worthy member—and maybe even a star—of your firm.

The Top Attributes of Law Firms Leaders: Characteristics of the Most Effective and Loved Law Firm Leaders

Summary: Do you have a natural leader in your law firm? If not, one needs to be established ASAP.

What Millenial Lawyers Want, Need, Demand and Cry About: How Law Firms Can Cope With Babies

Summary: Millennials have now become part of the legal landscape. What have you done within your law firm culture to prepare for their arrival?

The New Generation of Lawyers, and How They Will Topple the Old Legal Guard

Summary: If you want your lawyers and law firm to stay relevant, you need to read this article about how law firms need to modernize how they run and who they represent.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Disrupting the Legal Industry

Summary: Learn how A.I. is currently affecting law firms and the legal industry and how it will affect future associate and legal staff positions.

Top 3 Key Employment and Labor Law Issues in 2017

Summary: If your law firm practices employment and labor law you should read this article to find out what the biggest 3 employment law issues are this year.

What Effect Will Trump Have on U.S. and International Law Firms?

Summary: There will be repercussions, good and bad, felt in many industries, including some that specifically affect law firms with Donald Trump being elected President.

5 Big Trends All Law Firm HR Departments Should Look at

Summary: There are five big trends that will help mold the human resources departments in law firms to innovative departments that shape the future of the law firm.

Some Salaried Employees May be Entitled to Overtime under New Regulations

Certain salaried employees who are paid less than $913 a week may be entitled to overtime after December 2016!

7 Challenges Facing Law Firms in 2016

Summary: Law firms face many challenges in the coming year with changes in technology and overall attitudes towards the legal industry.

Top 10 Digital Marketing Trends for Law Firms in 2016

Summary: The country is evolving towards a digital lifestyle, so law firms have to jump on board and learn what their audiences want.

Will the Digital Age Wipe Out Law Firms?

Summary: In the ever-changing field of law, experts argue that firms that refuse to change their archaic ways will be left behind as firms that embrace technology will rise to the top of the market.

Why Law Firms Are Permanently Changing Their Structures

Summary: Mergers and new hires have permanently altered the traditional law firm model.

Big Data and Its Impacts on the Legal Profession

Summary: Once the legal industry fully embraces the positive changes Big Data can bring, the profession may be revolutionized—for the better.

Will Robots Replace Attorneys?

Summary: Many law firm heads are convinced that artificial intelligence will eventually complete many of the tasks that attorneys are currently assigned.

How Will Law Firms Increase Growth?

Summary: With the legal realm still suffering from the 2008 financial downturn, how can law firms increase their chances of growth?

Law Firms Are Working Like It’s 1995

Summary: Though many technological advances have been introduced to the legal world, many firms are slow to catch up. However, to remain profitable and relevant, firms may need to begin considering more legal tech.

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