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Helping summer associates is a smart career move. As an attorney, grueling hours and heavy workloads are the norm, and there is precious little time left for other activities. The onslaught of eager summer associates milling around the office for 8-10 weeks may seem like an unwelcome distraction for busy attorneys. However, it may be...

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Utilizing a temp to perm hiring opportunity is resourceful. Temporary or contract workers are a valuable source of talent for law firms and hiring from temp to perm position can be resourceful. A temporary or contract worker can fill in short term vacancies, such as when an associate or paralegal is off on maternity or...

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Are you planning on leaving your firm in the coming year? Here are etiquette of leaving a law firm.  The era of spending an entire career at one law firm is mostly gone. In today’s volatile legal job market, associates, partners, and legal support staff regularly switch firms for a myriad of reasons. Whether it’s a...

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Are you a new law school graduate looking for your next big opportunity? If so, here are some job search tips that may help you find the perfect position. If you are a recent law graduate, your career trajectory can be determined by the experience, contacts, and reputation you gain in the first few years...

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Are you preparing for a presentation interview? When presentations, public speaking or persuasion are part of a job description, candidates may be asked to make a presentation as part of their interview. A presentation interview can test many things about a candidate; the ability to represent and sell an idea, the ability to inspire an audience...

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Personal branding can help you in many ways if you are seeking a new job.  What is a Personal Brand? In legal circles, everyone knows that there are lawyers whose reputations precede them: the attorney known for complex energy litigation, the must-have mediator for a construction matter or the fierce trial lawyer in the tan...

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Here are some of the most notable moves and acquisitions from law firms. Houston is currently the fourth largest city in the country and is on track to bypass Chicago for third by 2025. Houston has a growing and diverse population, a global energy hub, 25 Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s largest medical center....

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One missed call from a legal recruiter could be costing you money! The phone rings, you answer and it’s a legal recruiter…UGH! You are so busy – but, if your first reaction is to end the call. STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT. Good recruiters are your spotlights onto the marketplace, they are loaded with information and that information costs you nothing! Even if...

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Are you ready for your performance review? A proactive approach before, during and after your performance review can keep your career moving in the right direction. It’s that time of year when associates meet with senior attorneys, partners or management committees to discuss their performance over the past twelve months. The results of this review...