Is the Open-Office Format Right for Your Law Firm?

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There is a lot of talk in corporate environments about open-office spaces. Have you considered this as an option for your law firm? The idea behind an open office is to skip the idea of private offices and allow everyone to work out in the open, encouraging collaborative efforts. How do you determine if an…

How to Stand Out in the Paralegal Job Search

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If you’re in the market for a new job as a paralegal, you need to make sure that you’re standing out among your competition. There may be a lot of paralegals looking for jobs, but firms are seeking the best of the best. So, to get the job, you need to present yourself as the…

How Can Your Law Firm Improve Onboarding?

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Onboarding is a concept many companies and employment specialists are talking about. How your new staff member experiences their first few days will inform how they feel about their job and your firm throughout the time they work for you. So, it is important that you’re able to create a strong and positive onboarding experience…

How Does Continuing Law Education Help Your Career Path?

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An investment into a career in law isn’t always the fastest or least expensive option, but those who are part of the industry do often feel a sort of calling. But that doesn’t mean you can get a law degree or become a paralegal and feel that everything will fall into place. There are a…

Improve Client Communication Through Video Conferencing

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We are well into the 21st century, and for many law firms, it means embracing modern technology is an important ingredient for success. Have you considered the use of video conferencing? Legal offices are utilizing this option to improve client communications in a way that was previously unavailable. If you haven’t thought about using video…

Top 4 Soft Skills an Employer Looks for in a Paralegal

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Your skills and experience as a paralegal are only a fraction of what a potential employer is looking for in a candidate. Companies want a complete individual with many facets to their personality and ability to handle situations that come up frequently in the legal environment. These intangible concepts are referred to as “soft skills”…

3 Ways Temp Work can Enhance Your Legal Resume

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The beginning of 2014 is a great time to reevaluate your current job search and change some of your strategies. As you continue to pursue your legal career, have you thought about the ways temp work might help you enhance your resume? Before you immediately dismiss the idea consider these ways that it can help…

Legal Market Trends in 2013

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With many changes in the legal field over the last several years, experts are seeing some very specific trends in the industry. They are noticing that clients are more selective about which law firms they use for which services. When you’re looking to add legal staff to your firm it may be important to understand…