November 19, 2019
Like the dating scene, the job interview process may start with a rendezvous for coffee at a local cafÃ©.Â Although the meeting is held in an informal setting, donâ€™t forget that the rules of interviewing apply. You still must prepare, dress appropriately, and sell yourself.Â Presenting your case in a public place presents some challenges, however.
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.Â
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.Â
October 23, 2019
Times are changing in the state of California. After a one-year moratorium, a new bill known as the California Consumer Protection Act will enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for California residents.
October 9, 2019
Fresh out of law school, young associates are trying to find their footing at a new firm. Not to mention, they are also trying to find ways to stand out. Taking steps to make yourself indispensable is a way an associate can ensure that partners will never want them to leave.
September 4, 2019
Who wouldn’t want an unlimited vacation time policy at their firm? Well, for most lawyers, you would be surprised to know that they would prefer a more restrictive time off policy.
What seems to be an attractive feature for a company is viewed as a faulted system. Some lawyers say because of this â€œperkâ€ they end up using less vacation time.
September 4, 2019
If confidentiality is critical to your job search, any marked change in your schedule, behavior, attitude, work product, or attire could arouse suspicion. Furthermore, you must be careful how you use online job search resources and reach out to your networks. If you have a job while seeking a new opportunity, the consequences of discovery by your current employer include the possibility of immediate termination or, at least, the loss of trust and questions about your loyalty.
August 21, 2019
The hiring season is fast approaching for soon to be law graduates. As law students begin the interviewing process, what should they be studying up on to catch a law firms attention?
August 14, 2019
Entering the workforce after graduation is never easy. Especially if you are trying to make it in the law fieldâ€”unless you are the class of 2018! Last yearâ€™s law school graduates were fortunate enough to hit the pavement in what was considered the â€œstrongest job market in a decade.â€
July 30, 2019
What is a Fractional General Counsel you ask? A Fractional GC delivers an experienced legal executive for a fixed fee, filling the need for business-focused and operationally-oriented legal help while controlling the legal budget. Big law is continuing to increase starting salaries and raise hourly rates, plus total compensation and benefits for in-house lawyers to continue to grow.
Between this rock and hard place are businesses looking for ways to reduce cost and meet demands for legal advice and counsel in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. Unless change is made, the â€œRockâ€ of high outside counsel costs for anything other than highly specialized work will continue to force companies to search for ways to reduce or at least control legal costs. The Hard Place, the logical response, is the continued growth of in-house legal departments, but therein lies the rub.
Want to learn more about this soft landing between a â€œrockâ€ and â€œhard place?â€ Read more here in this law.com article!