Job Hunt Series: 3 Keys to Interview Success

You’ve crafted the perfect resume and cover letter, so now it’s time to secure the last and most important piece of the job hunt puzzle: the interview. Your qualifications and proven track record are what got you to this point, but your personality is what will get your foot in the door. People like to… Read More »

Job Hunt Series: Top 4 Cover Letter Tips

While your resume and professional experience may impress a potential employer, your cover letter is a way for you to set yourself apart from the competition with a strong sample of your written work. A cover letter should ideally be a one-page document that highlights who you are, what you’re looking for and what drew… Read More »

Job Hunt Series: Top 4 Resume Tips

The legal industry is deluged with qualified job candidates, so learning how to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack is crucial. Here is Assigned Counsel’s list of the top four tips to keep in mind when updating your resume. Write a strong executive summary statement. Our recruiting attorneys place a heavy emphasis on… 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 »

4 Tips for Improving Profit

Law is a business – but for in-house legal departments, the business constraints and opportunities are often vastly different from those available to private law firms.  As part of a larger corporation, legal departments have a responsibility to manage costs and generate profit, but they also have an opportunity to leverage the in-house relationship in… Read More »

How to Avoid Negligent Hiring Charges

Negligent hiring charges – and liability – are on the rise.  Law firms and legal departments are in a particularly sensitive position when it comes to negligent hiring.  The nature of legal work requires the highest concern for confidentiality and client protection.  And because legal organizations specialize in understanding the law, courts are more likely… Read More »

Corporate Lawyer Salaries in Chicago: Where Do You Stand?

As one of the largest and busiest cities in the United States, Chicago is home to many major businesses.  The legal departments of these corporations are often located in the Chicago area, making a career in corporate law a realistic option for Chicago-area attorneys with the experience and skills these companies look for. Corporate Lawyer… Read More »

Why Career Fulfillment Matters for Attorneys

Some attorneys enter the practice of law out of a passion to change the current rules or to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with legal problems.  Others seek an intellectual challenge, job security, or a potential springboard to politics or other careers. Whatever your reason for joining the ranks of the… Read More »

Promoting Your Personal Brand as an Attorney

Law firms and legal departments no longer take over the careers of their rising attorneys in the ways they once did.  This frees young attorneys to develop their own careers and promote their own personal “brands” in more innovative and true-to-life ways – but it also puts the responsibility for doing so squarely in each… Read More »