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Performance check-ins can be a formal review or a casual conversation between the parties, but it is essential that they happen frequently. Performace reviews, or check-ins, help attorneys, partners, and legal support staff address problems and acknowledge improvements promptly. + read more
A law firm is a demanding workplace, and each has a very defined culture. Some firms view attorneys who are seeking lateral moves potential problems because they are leaving one firm for another. Those in charge of the hiring process want to a clear understanding of why they are seeking a lateral move. + read more
Trends That Are Changing the Market for Biglaw
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Fox Rothschild LLP is officially out of the porn game + read more
Lawyer Stress: Let's Deal with the Root Cause & Not Just Manage the Symptoms + read more
As the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is twisting 2020 beyond all recognition, the visibly overwhelmed legal field is beginning to process its severity. + read more
Many people who choose the law as their career fantasize about working for the large, prestigious firms located in large cities throughout the country. They envision the luxuriant conference rooms where they will make powerhouse deals and the never-ending fast pace of being a rising star in the legal profession. They may realize that they might not start with the large corner office and private paraprofessional staff, but they assume it will one day be part of their rise to success. + read more
Large firms that employ one hundred attorneys or more, typically offer some of the most competitive pay and benefits in the legal industry. They recruit from prestigious law schools and are often the most sought after positions straight out of law school. The thinking, among those in the legal industry, is that if you can make a name for yourself in big law, then your career path is guaranteed an upward trajectory. + read more
Deciding whether to have a female lawyer or a male lawyer represent them in court is a preference that comes down to comfort. Since a client should choose a lawyer they are comfortable with, a study performed by Acritas, owned by Thomson Reuters, found that only 17% of male clients choose female partners to handle their legal matters. In 2009, a small survey of 142 legal secretaries was conducted by a Chicago-Kent law professor. None of the legal secretaries expressed a preference for working with a female partner. Will female lawyers or female partners ever be the preference by male clients or legal staff? + read more
Skill Set vs. Cultural Fit: Which One Wins?
Hiring employees is a complicated task and must take into account many variables. When a position opens up, there is usually an established minimum skill set that potential employees need. Beyond the minimum, how much do skill and experience matter versus how well the employee will fit with the company culture.
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