Posts Categorized: Law Department Advice

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 »

4 Long-Term Benefits of Partnering With a Staffing Firm

When many law firms or legal departments first reach out to a staffing firm, they’re thinking in terms of an urgent or short-term need. They may not realize that this initial phone call can start a valuable long-term relationship as well. Here are four long-term benefits of maintaining your partnership with a staffing firm:  … Read More »

7 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Attorneys

Temporary attorneys work with law firms and legal departments for a specified length of time. They often bring specialized skills to the team, help to clarify critical issues or handle items of work that fall outside the scope of the team’s usual practice. Hiring a temporary attorney can provide a host of benefits to your… Read More »

3 Keys to Successful New Placement Onboarding

When you work with a temporary attorney, onboarding is essential to a strong, focused relationship. Without onboarding, even a highly skilled temporary attorney may struggle to provide the support your team and clients need. Here are three points to consider when you plan onboarding for a new temporary attorney. Separate onboarding from orientation. Orientation is… Read More »

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 »