Cost Efficiency: Control Your Costs

Controlling costs is a constant struggle in the legal field.  Although the costs per attorney among corporate legal departments are often lower than with private law firms, corporate legal departments face the challenge of juggling their budget within the competing concerns of other corporate departments. Every year, the cost to provide legal services by in-house… Read More »

Interview Tips From a Legal Recruiter

When you’re interviewing in the legal field, some of the classic interview advice still applies.  However, lawyer candidates often face tough questions for which job-seeking in a different field may not have prepared them. Legal recruiters offer candidates a number of tips for showing their best qualities during a legal interview.  From how you dress… Read More »

Corporate Law Departments Turn to Cost Control

As 2014 dawns, corporate law departments are maintaining their focus on cost control.  According to a survey of chief legal officers (CLOs) conducted by Altman Weil, the focus in the coming year will likely shift to internal change.  Corporate law departments are looking at the skills possessed by in-house counsel and staff, renegotiating relationships with… Read More »

Resumes…and peeking behind the cyberspace curtain

Hello.  I am Elissa Outtrim.  As the Senior Recruiting Attorney for the Delaware Valley office of Assigned Counsel, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking and meeting with many of you over the past five years.  Rest assured, I genuinely enjoy our conversations.  I’ve been asked to set “pen to paper” with a blog entry.  I… Read More »