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 »

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 »

Assigned Counsel Success Story: Meet David

One of our most requested skill sets is for commercial transactional help. Technology in particular requires a wide range of industry specific agreements. Such was the case with our Phoenix based client who was managing an increasing workload due to international expansion. Within 48 hours of our client’s request, Assigned Counsel gave our recommendation. We… 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 »

How to Make People Feel Good About Their Jobs

People perform better when they feel good about what they do, and attorneys are no exception. A sense of ownership, optimism, and accomplishment are a must for lawyers seeking to maximize their engagement and productivity. Do this to help your team feel good about their jobs and reap the benefits:   Break up the routine.… Read More »