Posts Categorized: General Advice

The Importance of GDPR Compliance

As leaders in the temporary lawyer space, we know the one thing that always remains constant: change. And the increased use of technology has certainly resulted in change, providing companies and consumers with a dangerously powerful new tool that is often mishandled. Facebook made headlines a few months ago when reports revealed that political consulting… Read More »

Top Three Tips for Finding the Right Fit

When filling a temporary lawyer position, it’s important to understand exactly the kind of candidate the client is seeking. Given the breadth and depth of our attorney database, we use tried and true methods to narrow our searches and find candidates who will be the right fit for our clients. Practice Area Focus Most businesses… Read More »

Why Assigned Counsel?

Whether you need immediate legal help in areas such as contracts, real estate transactions, corporate law, complex litigation, technology or employment, Assigned Counsel has the temporary attorney for you.  With more than 25 years of experience in temporary legal staffing, we know what it takes to find the right candidates, at the right experience level,… Read More »

Technology Trends Shaping the Legal Industry

Technology Trends Shaping the Legal Industry The legal profession has a reputation for being among the last professions to embrace any new change in technology.  Technological innovation has improved service delivery throughout the legal field – and law firms and legal departments that don’t take a proactive approach to these changing trends do so to… Read More »

4 Secrets to Standing Out in a Competitive Job Market

The legal field is a competitive one for legal support staff and attorneys alike. To catch the attention of hiring managers in law firms and legal departments, you’ll have to stand out in ways your competitors do not.  Here are four secrets to making your application shout through the crowd – in all the right… Read More »

Common Job Search Mistakes You Are Making As an Attorney

The job search is tough. But when you accidentally make one or more common mistakes, it becomes tougher. Whether you’re just out of law school or are back on the job market, shorten your job search and improve the quality of your job offers by avoiding these common mistakes: Failing to think of the job… Read More »

Contract Attorney Wages in Philadelphia: Salary Data

Contract attorneys in Philadelphia perform a number of tasks for law firms and legal departments throughout the city.  Contract work gives attorneys the opportunity to exercise specialized skills, explore a new area of law, and take a potential employer for a “trial run” before considering a longer-term employment relationship. What Do Contract Attorneys Do? Contract… Read More »

How to Create a Lean Mean Legal Department

In-house legal departments juggle more than just legal issues.  They also face constant pressure to thrive under limited budgets and increasingly stringent and detailed expectations.  Consequently, efficiency and resourcefulness are in high demand. How can your legal department trim costs while maintaining – or even improving – the quality of the services you provide?  The… Read More »

How to Create a Work-Life Balance and Improve Productivity

Thriving as an attorney means sacrifice. Often, it means long hours at the office or even longer hours in negotiations, mediation, or a courtroom. But when a lawyer puts all of his or her effort into the job, at the expense of a supportive personal life, productivity suffers. Short-term gains are lost in the long-term… Read More »

Trends in Legal: Law Departments Turn To Legal Support Services to Reduce Excessive Fees

“Outsourcing” is a well-known business term, and one that has gotten extra use in the recent economic recession.  In-house legal departments have also begun to tap into the benefits of outsourcing by turning to external legal support services for tasks like transcribing, document review, and even joint defense litigation. By using external legal support services,… Read More »