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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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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...

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Do you experience high staff turnover? Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Economic turmoil, industry fluctuations and attrition can cause unexpected spikes in turnover, but if your firm has regularly lost talent across a number of...

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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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Firms of all sizes and specialties have taken advantage of the significant savings and profit potential of utilizing a contract attorney.  Here are five common scenarios. A contract attorney is licensed to practice law, but instead of working for a firm as a full-time employee, they work on an hourly, project, or temporary basis. They have...

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Are you planning to grow your legal staffing team? Here are a few options to consider. Achieving sustainable growth in a shifting legal market is one of the biggest challenges faced by firm management. Some law firms increase the headcount in their practice groups to attract more clients. Other firms secure new clients before hiring...

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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...