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 »

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 »