Posts Categorized: Law Department Advice

5 Tips for Success With Temporary Attorneys

Temporary attorneys can significantly benefit a legal team, especially when the workload is high or when a case involves specialized issues that don’t fall within the common practice area of anyone on the team. Law firms and legal departments that have not worked with temporary attorneys in the past, however, may wonder where to start… Read More »

Save Money by Hiring Temporary Attorneys for “Out of the Box” Cases

If you have a case coming up that is out of the mainstream of your practice area, you may already be planning time and effort to research and understand unique issues or concerns that accompany the case. While it’s important to understand every aspect of your case, you can choose among several effective ways of… Read More »

7 Exercises Your Attorneys Should Be Doing at Work

Law is often a sedentary job. Attorneys may spend hours at a stretch behind their desks, reading, doing research, writing briefs and speaking to clients or co-workers.   Although law can be sedentary, the human body was made to move.   Here are seven exercises your attorneys can use to improve their comfort levels and boost their… Read More »

5 Reasons to Hire a Temporary Attorney

Temporary attorneys provide needed assistance to law firms and legal departments in many ways. Whether you’re handling a particularly large case, untangling several related complex issues or need assistance from a subject matter expert, temporary attorneys can help.  Here are five reasons a temporary attorney might be an ideal addition to your team:    Temporary… Read More »

11 Ways to Be a Leader People Want to Work For

Today’s managers juggle a wide range of roles, from recruiting and training to planning, budgeting and evaluating results. To get results and to advance your own career, you need a strong team that is willing to follow you wherever you lead. The best leaders possess a number of common traits that inspire others to trust,… Read More »

Learn Why You Should Make Staffing Flexible

A large, complex or specialized project can turn otherwise ordinary weeks in the office into “crunch time” for your legal team. These crunch times can have a deleterious effect on your team’s concentration and results, as well as their mental and physical health. Yet when crunch times occur only a few weeks a year, hiring… Read More »

Addressing Time Management With Your Team

Does your team manage their time well? Time management is essential for lawyers, yet it’s not a skill that is often taught at any stage of a lawyer’s education. Instead, attorneys are expected to learn time management on their own, often under immense pressure. Consequently, many legal teams don’t manage their time as effectively as… Read More »

Should You Have a Temporary Attorney Pool?

Most legal teams are well equipped to handle the day-to-day tasks, issues and research that come before them. When a large project appears or a specialized issue arises, however, the team may struggle to provide the same high-quality attention and results. In these situations, having temporary attorneys available can make a significant difference to your… Read More »

Are You Recognizing Your Team’s Strengths?

The practice of law focuses on risk aversion and minimization, so it can be all too easy to focus on your attorneys’ weaknesses and forget to mention or celebrate their strengths. Failing to acknowledge lawyers’ strengths, however, has a deleterious effect on their work. First, it eliminates feedback on what they’re doing well and should… Read More »

Do You Think Your Attorneys Are Stressed Out? Here’s How to Help

Many law firms and legal departments maintain a fine balance between the work they need to achieve and the capacity of their existing team to handle the workload without burning out. When a large project appears or when a case requires specialized knowledge your team doesn’t have, that balance can easily tip toward unsustainable stress… Read More »