Posts Categorized: General Advice

3 Basics To Having Successful Virtual Employees

by Robert Murphy, co-founder of Assigned Counsel / photo credit: Croissant on Unsplash   For twenty-seven years, I have managed an operation in which 100% of the personnel have worked from home. My first client account manager, a single mother with several young children, needed to be home-bound. This initial experience set the foundation for… Read More »

How Modern Technology Has Changed Law Firms

Technology has revolutionized every area of our lives, and the legal industry is no exception. While law firms and legal departments were initially slow to adopt technological advances, today these tools are allowing lawyers and support staff to reimagine the way they practice law. Here are just a few of the tech tools that have… Read More »

7 Exercises to Help Attorneys Maintain Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, and law firms and legal departments can benefit from paying attention to mental health needs. Law can be a stressful profession, but building simple mental health exercises into your day can help you manage stress and stay on top of client needs. Here are seven ways to improve mental health… Read More »

Are You Working on a Large Case? Consider Hiring a Temporary Attorney

When a law firm or legal department tackles a large case, the demands of the case can strain your staff’s ability to keep up. When documents reach into the tens of thousands and witness lists into the dozens, it may be time to call in additional help. Fortunately, there’s a way to ensure you have… Read More »

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 »