Posts Categorized: Law Department Advice

How to Maximize the Budget for Your Law Department – with Temporary Legal Staff

COVID-19 has accelerated the typical boom-bust cycle, imposing austerity on corporate law department budgets and compelling in-house counsel to do far more with far less. It’s familiar territory for those who lived and worked through the Recession (or if you’re showing your age, the Dot Com Bubble of the early 2000s), and budgets will rebound… Read More »

The New Normal: Remote Work

Corporate leaders have entered a new era of determining service delivery methods to clients. Historically, strategic planning of this nature included resource evaluation, budget considerations and technology utilization. Now, the global change in work dynamics has emphasized additional components: remote access, accountability and interconnection. Assigned Counsel is employing end-to-end remote placements of temporary attorneys —… Read More »

General Counsel Tips to Manage Temporary Attorneys

When you work with a temporary attorney, your team gains the experience of a lawyer who can help them understand unusual legal issues, meet key deadlines, or explain complex legal concepts. Integrating this attorney onto your team is an essential part of ensuring their success. Here are four tips for general counsel seeking to work… Read More »

How to Understand Your Legal Department’s ROI

Return on investment, or ROI, measures the impact of any business decision on the business’s bottom line. As with any part of a business, a legal department’s ROI matters to the business’s overall health. While companies often need legal departments, they also need their legal department to fit within the context of the rest of… Read More »

5 Ways to Make Your Job Descriptions More Appealing

In a tight job market, attorneys and other legal professionals’ attention is at a premium. Job-seekers may skim job postings, passing over solid descriptions of work for which they are qualified simply because the job posting fails to grab their attention. If your job postings aren’t getting the responses you want, here are five ways… Read More »

9 Ways to Improve Your Team’s Decision Making Skills

To reach your law firm or legal department’s business objectives, placing one person in charge of decision-making isn’t enough. The organization needs each team member to be able to make sound decisions in line with the organization’s overall goals. Here are nine tools that law firms and legal departments can teach their team members to… Read More »

The Manager’s Guide to Recruiting Attorneys in 2020

Shifting workforce demographics and rumors of an upcoming recession have injected a number of unpredictable variables into the hiring process for 2020. Corporate Legal Departments and law firms, however, can still make plans to ensure they have the skilled attorney talent they need to handle client matters effectively and weather any upcoming economic changes. Here’s… Read More »

4 Considerations for Setting Business Goals for 2020

With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to start defining business goals for 2020. Setting goals can clarify the nature and direction of your team’s efforts, highlight potential obstacles, and help ensure the next year includes the growth and focus your organization requires to stay competitive. Here’s how to set business goals for… Read More »

4 Questions to Ask When Your New Hire Isn’t Working Out

Sometimes, a new hire seems promising on paper and in the interview, but struggles on the job. When this happens, you may wonder whether you’ve made a mistake. If a new hire isn’t doing as well as you’d hoped, start by asking the following questions: How was the new hire trained and onboarded? Training and… Read More »

How Seasonal Temporary Attorneys Can Help Your Workplace

Whether it’s vacation time, cold and flu season, or a rush period for your practice, working with temporary attorneys can improve your workflow and reduce stress. Here’s how seasonal use of temporary attorney help can improve your practice: Mitigate Vacation Losses The summer season and the winter holiday season are two highly popular times for… Read More »