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Law Firm Hiring

Where Will the Legal Jobs Be in 2026?

Well, the short answer is: Read William Henderson's ABA Journal article “What the Jobs Are.” It’s hard to improve on Bill’s excellent work. But I’ll offer some complementary thoughts here. By 2026, we should be coming to the end of an ...

Jordan Furlong - September 28, 2016

Mistakes Lawyers Make When Procuring an Expert Witness

Expert witnesses often provide the information and insight necessary to make or break a case. Why, then, do we procrastinate, delegate or simply rush the process of selecting an exceptional expert witness? Yes, it’s one more thing to do, but ...

Ingrid Vinci - February 4, 2016
Freelance Outsource

Give Your Clients the Most by Outsourcing

In law as in child-rearing, your clients need you to do certain things for them. They need your love in the form of guidance and counsel. They need you to be the expert in their needs, to guide them through the best course of action, and to ...

Nicole Bradick - September 30, 2015
Social Media

Using Social Media as a Screening Tool for New Hires

Recruiting and hiring a new employee is never easy. Last time I talked about different ways you can use social media to find better job candidates. For some, though, the most difficult part comes when you have narrowed your pool to two or three ...

Noble McIntyre - October 16, 2014
Social Media

Using Social Media to Find Better Job Candidates

Whether you consider yourself "social media-savvy" or not, your prospective employees likely are. The days of placing want ads in the local paper are long gone. Certainly, you can post job listings on standbys like Monster.com, or aggregators ...

Noble McIntyre - September 15, 2014
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Tomatoes, Squash, Associates and Weeds

Each spring when I plant my garden, I have great expectations for all the vegetables I’ll be harvesting. By June, the new plants start to look a little like the pictures in the catalog, but here and there I encounter a few "volunteers" from last ...

Otto Sorts - September 24, 2013
Managing

Generation Hexed: Debunking Employers’ Assumptions About Older Lawyers

Last week in part one of this post on "Generation Hexed," Jared Correia discussed why older lawyers are finding it harder to stay employed, and proposed specific actions the organized bar and legal employers should consider. In part two, he ...

Jared Correia - July 9, 2013

Five Ways to Find a Mentor

"What you need is a mentor!" Everyone keeps telling you to find a mentor. But if you knew how to get one, you would probably already have one, right? When you look at the people around you, it may be that you already have a mentor—you just ...

Wendy Werner - July 27, 2012

Client-Driven Recruitment

Lawyers are good at many things, most of them associated with legal knowledge and analysis. We’re less good at many other things, most of them having to do with business and management. One of the things we’re least good at, I believe, is ...

Jordan Furlong - November 16, 2011
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LinkedIn Jobs: If You Post It, They Will Come

I just hired a great new employee using LinkedIn Jobs. It turned out to be an incredibly easy and effective way to identify good candidates and fill the position with a minimum of effort. Deciding between candidates was the only tough part of ...

Vivian Manning - August 29, 2011