Two Hiring Practices Are Key to Diversity in Corporate Law Departments

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The American Bar Association (ABA) finds that within the entire legal profession only 15% of attorneys identify as racial or ethnic minorities and only 36% identify as women. The lack of existing diversity in the field makes it even harder for corporate law departments to cultivate varied backgrounds and perspectives within their organization. Consulting firm… Read More »

How Assigned Counsel Found a Remote Attorney Solution for a Top Tech Manufacturer

The Challenge Our client, a leading technology manufacturer located in the Southwest, needed an attorney with in-depth experience in specific federal acquisition regulations relating to their defense and aerospace customers. The nature of the undertaking required someone with extensive experience capable of working in a fast-paced environment. From Assigned Counsel’s previous interactions with this client,… Read More »

Considering Actions on Your Commercial Lease? Temp Legal Staff Can Help

How essential is physical office space? COVID-19 put that long simmering question to the test. From a productivity standpoint, the 62% of jobs that plunged into an unplanned, full-time work-from-home experiment only witnessed a 1% drop in productivity. When you consider that 40% of professionals prefer full-time remote work and most executives are looking for… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »