Posts Tagged: temporary attorney

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 »

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 »

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 »

So, You Need a Lawyer? Hire a Temporary Attorney

Talented and capable counsel are vital to running a successful business. Whether it’s handling the day-to-day legal duties of your business or protecting and guiding your business through crises and lawsuits, there is always work to be done. However, even the most well-oiled legal machines can be overwhelmed by an increased workload. When your attorneys’… Read More »

Managing a Successful Business Remotely for 26 Years

Since my first outside hire in 1995, Assigned Counsel® has functioned almost exclusively as a remote, work-from-home office. In our 25 years of business, we have experienced myriad changes in the way remote work is conducted and is understood. In Assigned Counsel’s early days, our first contact management software, ACT, would crash constantly because it… Read More »

Top Three Tips for Finding the Right Fit

When filling a temporary lawyer position, it’s important to understand exactly the kind of candidate the client is seeking. Given the breadth and depth of our attorney database, we use tried and true methods to narrow our searches and find candidates who will be the right fit for our clients. Practice Area Focus Most businesses… Read More »

Job Hunt Series: 3 Keys to Interview Success

You’ve crafted the perfect resume and cover letter, so now it’s time to secure the last and most important piece of the job hunt puzzle: the interview. Your qualifications and proven track record are what got you to this point, but your personality is what will get your foot in the door. People like to… Read More »

Job Hunt Series: Top 4 Cover Letter Tips

While your resume and professional experience may impress a potential employer, your cover letter is a way for you to set yourself apart from the competition with a strong sample of your written work. A cover letter should ideally be a one-page document that highlights who you are, what you’re looking for and what drew… Read More »

Job Hunt Series: Top 4 Resume Tips

The legal industry is deluged with qualified job candidates, so learning how to differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack is crucial. Here is Assigned Counsel’s list of the top four tips to keep in mind when updating your resume. Write a strong executive summary statement. Our recruiting attorneys place a heavy emphasis on… Read More »