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 »

11 Ways to Be a Leader People Want to Work For

Today’s managers juggle a wide range of roles, from recruiting and training to planning, budgeting and evaluating results. To get results and to advance your own career, you need a strong team that is willing to follow you wherever you lead. The best leaders possess a number of common traits that inspire others to trust,… Read More »

Meet Cindi

One of our clients, a global investment firm in Hartford, Connecticut, needed assistance. Their work included a number of periodic projects that demanded careful attention to contract and lease provisions. To ensure their clients received the level of professional service they’d come to expect, our global investment firm client needed assistance with some of these… Read More »

Learn Why You Should Make Staffing Flexible

A large, complex or specialized project can turn otherwise ordinary weeks in the office into “crunch time” for your legal team. These crunch times can have a deleterious effect on your team’s concentration and results, as well as their mental and physical health. Yet when crunch times occur only a few weeks a year, hiring… Read More »

How Solo Practitioners Are Boosting Their Income

Congratulations! You’ve made the leap from working in a law firm or a corporate law department to launching your own solo practice. You have the motivation, you have the credentials, you have the skills. Now all you need are the clients.   START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT Building a practice can be challenging, as… Read More »

Addressing Time Management With Your Team

Does your team manage their time well? Time management is essential for lawyers, yet it’s not a skill that is often taught at any stage of a lawyer’s education. Instead, attorneys are expected to learn time management on their own, often under immense pressure. Consequently, many legal teams don’t manage their time as effectively as… Read More »

Should You Have a Temporary Attorney Pool?

Most legal teams are well equipped to handle the day-to-day tasks, issues and research that come before them. When a large project appears or a specialized issue arises, however, the team may struggle to provide the same high-quality attention and results. In these situations, having temporary attorneys available can make a significant difference to your… Read More »

Meet Christine: An Assigned Counsel Case Study

Insurance is a highly complex business. Risk management depends on clearly organized and drafted contracts, licenses and agreements. Our client, a major risk management company, had a strong team capable of handling a wide range of day-to-day demands in the insurance field. However, when it came time to draft and negotiate specialized technology licenses and… Read More »