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Never Worked with a Temporary Attorney Before? Here’s How to Balance In-House and Outsourced Resources

At the heart of every effective corporate law department is a commitment to collaboration. The shared expectation that in-house attorneys “do more with less” can unite the team, encouraging internal staff to share their knowledge and lend a hand when their bandwidth permits. Yet even with total in-house cooperation, there will still be situations where… Read More »

Why Partnering With Assigned Counsel Incorporated Should Be An Essential Part of Your Job Search

by Elissa Outtrim, Senior Recruiting Attorney When I began my career as a legal recruiter in 2006, I had no experience with recruiters of any kind. None! Prior to my landing at Assigned Counsel Incorporated (“ACI”), I’d been happily working at a major insurer for 10 years but then left to have my second child.… 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 »

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 »

7 Reasons Why You Should Work With Assigned Counsel

All recruiting firms promise results for their clients, but not all recruiting firms are created equal. Here’s why Assigned Counsel stands out.   1.      We focus on the legal profession. Some recruiters boast a national reach, but they also attempt to serve multiple industries. In so doing, they sacrifice depth of knowledge for breadth. Assigned… Read More »

Insights To Chief Legal Officer’s 2019 Legal Spend

  Legal consulting firm Altman Weil recently released its annual Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Survey. Now in its 19th year, the CLO Survey “provides insights into the state of in-house law departments from the perspective of their chief lawyers. The survey identifies trends, highlights and emerging issues, and explores the reasons behind the findings” (AltmanWeil… Read More »

Legal Trends Shaping the U.S. by Region

  In 26 years of business, Assigned Counsel Incorporated® has seen a plethora of changes in the temporary lawyer industry. In addition to new trends prompted by technology, we have seen shifts in the legal landscape due to changing demographics and work styles – especially by region. As a company that works in multiple states,… Read More »

So, You Need a Lawyer? Hire a Temporary Attorney

Talented and capable counsel are vital to running a successful business. Whether it’s handling the day-to-day legal duties of your business or protecting and guiding your business through crises and lawsuits, there is always work to be done. However, even the most well-oiled legal machines can be overwhelmed by an increased workload. When your attorneys’… Read More »