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 »

7 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Attorneys

Temporary attorneys work with law firms and legal departments for a specified length of time. They often bring specialized skills to the team, help to clarify critical issues or handle items of work that fall outside the scope of the team’s usual practice. Hiring a temporary attorney can provide a host of benefits to your… Read More »

Assigned Counsel Case Study: Meet Elle

Matching temporary attorneys with law firms and legal departments requires more than merely a narrow focus on skills. While skill and knowledge are essential, so are abilities like communication, quick learning, organization, and confidentiality. Recently, a longstanding client contacted us for help. This major healthcare company had access to attorneys with healthcare knowledge, but it… Read More »

3 Keys to Successful New Placement Onboarding

When you work with a temporary attorney, onboarding is essential to a strong, focused relationship. Without onboarding, even a highly skilled temporary attorney may struggle to provide the support your team and clients need. Here are three points to consider when you plan onboarding for a new temporary attorney. Separate onboarding from orientation. Orientation is… Read More »

5 Tips for Success With Temporary Attorneys

Temporary attorneys can significantly benefit a legal team, especially when the workload is high or when a case involves specialized issues that don’t fall within the common practice area of anyone on the team. Law firms and legal departments that have not worked with temporary attorneys in the past, however, may wonder where to start… Read More »

Save Money by Hiring Temporary Attorneys for “Out of the Box” Cases

If you have a case coming up that is out of the mainstream of your practice area, you may already be planning time and effort to research and understand unique issues or concerns that accompany the case. While it’s important to understand every aspect of your case, you can choose among several effective ways of… Read More »

Meet Alex: An Assigned Counsel Case Study

At Assigned Counsel, not only do we work with law firms who need qualified lawyers, we also work with legal departments in various industries, including pharmaceuticals.   Recently, we received a call from the general counsel of a pharmaceutical company, that found itself in a bind. One of its staff attorneys needed to leave the organization quickly for personal reasons. This left… Read More »

7 Exercises Your Attorneys Should Be Doing at Work

Law is often a sedentary job. Attorneys may spend hours at a stretch behind their desks, reading, doing research, writing briefs and speaking to clients or co-workers.   Although law can be sedentary, the human body was made to move.   Here are seven exercises your attorneys can use to improve their comfort levels and boost their… Read More »

5 Reasons to Hire a Temporary Attorney

Temporary attorneys provide needed assistance to law firms and legal departments in many ways. Whether you’re handling a particularly large case, untangling several related complex issues or need assistance from a subject matter expert, temporary attorneys can help.  Here are five reasons a temporary attorney might be an ideal addition to your team:    Temporary… Read More »