Assigned Counsel Case Study: Meet Melissa

Recently, Assigned Counsel was contacted by one of our clients, a telecom company. Our client needed a senior-level attorney with experience in contract drafting and review. Our client, however, quickly admitted to a difficult problem. Not only did they need a senior-level attorney with contract experience, but they also needed someone who would be available… 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 »

What Recruiters Look For In A Resume

by Debra Vinikour, Senior Recruiting Attorney Candidates and recruiters have a shared goal: candidates want the opportunity to be considered for a position, and recruiters want the opportunity to make a placement. We often hear from candidates who wonder why they were not considered for a particular role. Recruiters, who typically receive numerous responses to… 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 »

Assigned Counsel Case Study: Meet Justine

Practicing law in the biotech industry presents a number of complex issues. New developments in biotech, the need for strong partnerships with other companies, and questions of intellectual property and other business protections arise regularly. So when our client, a biotech company, needed an attorney with experience in handling mainstream contracts, we knew we couldn’t… 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 »

Do You Know When It’s Time to Supplement With Temporary Attorneys?

Changes can sneak in on a legal team. Over time, the workload may increase, or key aspects of cases and issues may shift to overlap new practice areas or emerging topics in the law. Because these changes are subtle, it can be difficult to tell when the balance has tipped far enough to justify supplementing… Read More »

Meet Jim: An Assigned Counsel Case Study

Everyone, including attorneys, has a life away from work. When that life goes as expected, we have time and mental energy to focus on our work. When interruptions occur, however, life outside of work can demand our full attention – leaving the rest of our work team to scramble in our wake. Such was the… Read More »