Job Seekers


February 12, 2020

So you’ve come to the realization that you don’t want to be a lawyer and want to take the road less traveled? You are not alone. Many lawyers have gone through schooling, landed a law firm job and realized they don’t enjoy the work.

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February 5, 2020

In this day and age, many people have this idea that legal departments are used as cost centers and that they lack education on the benefits of legal operations. This is part of the reason why less than half of legal departments do not have a dedicated legal operations professional on staff.

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January 28, 2020

For the past two years, Fortune 500 companies have been focusing on succession planning. According to research from the in-house search firm BarkerGilmore, Fortune 500 companies placed a greater focus on succession planning in 2019 for general counsel and are likely to continue that trend into 2020.

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January 8, 2020

Big changes are being made in the legal industry. According to a new study on the state of the industry as firms head into 2020, changes to the legal market over the past year carry significant risks for law firms that fail to adapt. These economic indicators are strong, but these emerging models could threaten firms.

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January 7, 2020

As we enter the new year, many people reading this will contemplate a job search.  The below 20 job search tips were prepared by Dan Binstock, a partner at the attorney search firm Garrison & Sisson and also President of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).  

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December 11, 2019

The legal industry this year had its best success since adding 4,100 jobs in August, according to the latest U.S. jobs report. The industry rebounded in November after gaining a paltry 300 jobs and losing 900 jobs prior to that. The law workforce has added 2,900 positions this year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November jobs report. Currently in the legal arena there are 1,151,900 people employed.

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December 4, 2019

Leaving a toxic work environment is never easy. Whether you have been with the company for years or you enjoy who you work with, there comes a time where you must sum up the courage to move on. Now that this decision has been made, it is time for interviews. However, one major question arises before you start the interview process: should I pipe up about my dysfunctional work environment?

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November 19, 2019

Like the dating scene, the job interview process may start with a rendezvous for coffee at a local café.  Although the meeting is held in an informal setting, don’t forget that the rules of interviewing apply. You still must prepare, dress appropriately, and sell yourself.  Presenting your case in a public place presents some challenges, however.

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November 13, 2019

Legal tech companies have been busy this year. These types of companies have been acquiring competitors and raising significant funding, and as they have been forming mergers, employees at all levels wait impatiently to see if they will get the ax. 

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October 31, 2019

In the world of business, there may come a time when an employee wants to move on from their current position to either advance in their career or experience something new. 

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