How Is Your Law Firm Sourcing Talent for Specific Niches?

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Some industry experts are referring to 2018 as the year of the micro-niche. Just understanding some specializations is no longer enough to make you competitive in the legal market. Today, law firms need to source and hire talent in very specific niches to ensure they are able to serve their client base. For example, it…

A Guide to Determining If a New Company Is the Right Fit for You

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When you’re looking for your next legal job, it’s important you take everything into consideration before making a decision. Not only do you need to be comfortable with the work you’ll be doing and the overall corporate culture, but there are details beyond simply saying yes that might come into play in the future. Do…

How to Prepare for Success in Your Legal Career in the Next 5 Years

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Are you preparing for a career in the legal industry? Whether you’re graduating from law school, pursuing a career as a legal assistant, or finishing your paralegal certifications, you need to be prepared for the next steps. There are so many moving parts to finding a legal job that is a good fit for you…

What Did We Learn from the 2018 CLOC Conference?

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Held at the beautiful Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s annual Institute is a massive gathering of legal professionals from across the world. Specifically, the event focuses on optimizing the delivery of legal services to corporations and businesses. Over the years the CLOC has become a large, inclusive, and open community…

2018 Salary Trends for the Legal Industry in Washington DC

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2018 is expected to be a stood and stable year for legal professionals and their salaries. So what can you expect in Washington DC? There will especially be a need for lawyers with backgrounds in high growth industries, such as data privacy or housing. Professionals with at least 3 years of experience will be in…

What Are the Skills and Responsibilities of a Patent Docket Specialist?

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Patents are a significant aspect of the U.S. legal system, and the lawyers who specialize in patent law require trained assistants to help them with the day-to-day process. This is where the role of a Patent Docket Specialist comes in. Patent docketing is a method for tracking and managing applications for patents. There are exceptional…

Pro Bono Work Helps a Paralegal’s Career

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Can pro bono work help your paralegal staff and their career development? Not only can it improve their experience, but it can be an important part of your community outreach program. The National Federation of Paralegal Associations actually includes a requirement that each of their paralegal members contribute at least 24 hours of pro bono…