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Hiring looks different in 2021. A global pandemic, a fragile economy, and combative politics have set the stage for a bumpy road to recovery in 2021. For law firms, COVID-19 forced a dramatic change in operations. Many firm leaders took the opportunity to reassess entrenched systems and eliminate inefficiencies that have festered for years. To...

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The final months of 2020 will likely look very different at law firms and legal departments across the nation. Having many productivity strategies can help you end the year strong as your firm wraps up 2020 and prepares for the coming year. In a typical year, the final months are consumed with a whirlwind of...

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Is your firm or legal department seeking specific expertise to handle post-coronavirus-related work? Industry and business experts anticipate high demand for certain practice areas and a surge in specific types of cases including: Litigation disputes regarding contractual obligations Insurance-related disputes Bankruptcy/insolvency HR disputes Boutique recruiting firms may offer the best solutions to finding the right...

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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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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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Adding a legal staffing firm can help grow your firm. After a year of robust growth, many law firms are uncertain about what the coming year will hold. The increasingly fast pace of business, whip-lashing market movements and overall volatility has left many firm partners and managers scratching their heads about their 2019 hiring plans....

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Here’s what to expect for law firms in 2019. 2018 was the best year in a decade for revenue growth, and U.S. law firms can expect to see another year of steady growth in 2019, according to a recent report from Citi Private Bank’s Law Firm Group. The report, based on surveys of nearly 200...