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How to use a legal search firm Tailoring Legal Search to Meet Your Firm's Needs
All things considered, legal recruiting is a fairly young industry. Although law firms are increasingly sophisticated in their use of the legal-recruiting industry, BCG believes there is substantial room for improvement in the way the legal-recruiting industry delivers its services and in the way law firms avail themselves of legal-recruiting professionals. + read more


8 Ways to Ensure You Hire Stars

8 Ways to Ensure You Hire Stars Far too many legal-hiring organizations fail to hire stars because their hiring process actually prevents superstar candidates from ever getting in the door. By reviewing the following list of suggestions for organizing and streamlining your approach to hiring, you should be able to maximize your chances of hiring the star candidates who may have eluded your recruiting efforts in the past. + read more


Interviewing a Law Firm: Distinctions that Make the Difference

Interviewing a Law Firm: Distinctions that Make the Difference I recently asked a managing partner (who is actively in the market for lateral partners) how his firm distinguishes itself from its competitors. The response I got was, "We've got a great firm and we make a ton of money." I have to give him points for being superlative, if not terribly specific. He wasn't being flip; it was clear that he believes that these are the two reasons for partners to join his practice. But as someone who talks to firms about their senior-level needs on a regular basis, these may be important characteristics of the firm, but they are hardly distinguishing characteristics of the firm. The truth is many firms aren't great at articulating what makes them different from their competitors. + read more


How Attorneys Choose Law Firms

How Attorneys Choose Law Firms As professional search consultants, part of our job is to counsel attorneys on a daily basis as to how they should choose between competing law firms. There is a considerable degree of insight that is needed to understand the psychology that attorneys attach to choosing between competing offers, and contrary to popular perception, attorneys do not always choose to work in the highest-paying or most prestigious law firms. Understanding why attorneys choose one firm over another can help you both attract and retain attorneys after they are hired. + read more


Four Key Steps to Effectively Market Your Law Firm

Four Key Steps to Effectively Market Your Law Firm Regardless of how limited your marketing dollars or experience may be, you're more likely to succeed if you have a plan. Best of all, the plan need not be complicated. + read more


Attract Smart, Young Associate Attorneys to Jobs at Your Law Firm Using a Microsite

Attract Smart, Young Associate Attorneys to Jobs at Your Law Firm Using a Microsite In this article Jennifer C. LaRusso discusses law firms' using their websites and microsites to recruit new associate attorneys. For any law firm filling junior associate lawyer job openings can be stressful in terms of reaching recent law school graduates and appealing to them. LaRusso explains that these days a law firm website's ''About Us'' section just won't cut it. Having a microsite linked to the main law firm website can interest and draw in some of the most talented young lawyers out there. + read more


10 Tips for Selecting an Internet Fax Service

10 Tips for Selecting an Internet Fax Service You've seen the studies, and you know that you can save as much as 93% on the cost of adding fax capabilities and 89% of the monthly cost by using an Internet fax service instead of a fax machine or fax server in your law firm. You also know you can improve privacy, simplify document management, and extend your faxing capabilities everywhere — even to individual properties. Now the question is ''Which one do I choose?'' + read more


Three Simple Ways to Take Control of Accounts Receivable in Your Law Practice—And Stop Losing Money to Deadbeat Clients

Three Simple Ways to Take Control of Accounts Receivable in Your Law Practice—And Stop Losing Money to Deadbeat Clients Accounts receivable, if ignored or not dealt with efficiently, can represent significant losses to any business—let alone your law practice. Too many lawyers who bill for their time miss out on a great portion of revenue that could have been enjoyed, reinvested, or saved—if only they had received it in the first place. + read more


Law Firm Marketing is on the Rise

Law Firm Marketing is on the Rise Law firms everywhere are quickly jumping on the marketing bandwagon. It is no secret that many top law firms' levels of success in 2006 were attributed to their marketing budgets, according to the BTI Consulting Group, which surveyed 60% of all Am Law firms. The average marketing budget among top firms was $9 million. + read more


The Benefits of Hiring an Administrator in Law Firms

The Benefits of Hiring an Administrator in Law Firms When it comes to management at law firms, management does not simply refer to case management. It is also connotes the fact that law firms are businesses. Therefore, lawyers must also manage the business aspects of the firm, including payroll, purchasing supplies, and human resources. However, most lawyers are not specifically trained to handle the business side and would prefer to stick to the legal matters. Even if one were to delegate those responsibilities to a paralegal or legal secretary, either of those people may also have inadequate experience or education. + read more


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