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Litigation is increasing in every practice area. New filings daily in both state and federal courts. Project attorneys can lessen the load.  In 2019, law firms and corporate legal departments have seen large increases in litigation work across almost all practice categories.  While profitable, complex litigation can be a significant drain on the time, resources,...

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Diversity in Houston law firms is an upward trend. Hiring for diversity has become a commitment for many firms. Check out some great resources on how to best hire for diversity. Diversity in the corporate world has moved from a trendy concept to the accepted standard of operation, with most major corporations touting a comprehensive diversity policy. Below...

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What you need to know before hiring in-house counsel Some startups immediately start hiring in-house counsel and launch a legal department, while other businesses operate for many years before bringing a single GC on board. A general counsel under the company roof acts as an advisor and company representative, in addition to being the primary...

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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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Going to trial? Here’s how a project attorney can help. Much has been written about the use of a project attorney to maximize billing profits and minimize overhead expenses for law firms. Many firms use project attorneys to take on some of the day-to-day operations and smaller tasks to free up the time of staff...

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Has Professional Ghosting Crept Into Your Workplace? Halloween is right around the corner, and the streets will soon be filled with little witches, goblins, and ghosts. But what about the ghosts wandering the corporate realm? Ghosting was once a term reserved for the dating scene and used to describe a person who suddenly disappeared from...

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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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Legal recruiting can be challenging in the current candidate-driven market. Many law firms and corporate legal departments are struggling to find talent in 2018’s candidate-driven market. The national unemployment rate is at historic lows, and the Texas job market is no different. Experienced legal professionals, from attorneys to support staff, are in high demand with...

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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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Some businesses experience a slowdown during the summer months, while others remain busy. Here is a summer staffing checklist to get you through the summer.   During the summer, partners and associates often sacrifice their vacations to client cases and litigation schedules, but the same is not necessarily true for legal support staff such as...