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If your company is prospering, then it’s only a matter of time before you’ll notice the rising cost and frequency of legal fees and consider hiring an in-house attorney. You should start by determining what legal experience you need. Attorneys are well educated and most are extremely hard working, knowledgeable, and efficient employees. They can… Read more »

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An important aspect to success and achievement within a law firm is to be the partner to which your colleagues can turn. This means, your reciprocity, camaraderie, and marketing skills have put you in the position where others look to you for your expertise. How do you become the partner your colleagues can trust? Build… Read more »

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The employment of lawyers is projected to grow 9 percent over the next decade. Because the lateral market is often considered to be volatile, it can be difficult to accurately predict just how much law firms are growing. But, the number of notable mergers and transitions among the nation’s largest firms recently suggests that some… Read more »

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A major key to a rewarding career is to be in a position to make a positive impact. Longevity, job satisfaction, and success depend on it. If you find yourself unable to make a positive impact in your current legal department role, then it’s possible that you haven’t found your niche yet. Here are some… Read more »

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There are a number of variables that can stand in the way of a company accomplishing its goals, ranging from flawed business strategies, to overall lack of motivation. But, if you want to truly prosper and reach your highest corporate goals, then research shows that having the right people on your team is the proven… Read more »

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If you’re a partner considering a new opportunity at a law firm, it’s a good time to consider what law firms are looking for in a partner. Law firms are looking for attorneys with a particular set of skills and experience. Before you make a move, consider some of these desirable traits to see if… Read more »

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Observing your competition in the marketplace can help you devise a smart hiring strategy as you plan for the future of your law firm. What are the current movements in the market? What are talented candidates looking for? What are areas of growth for the firm? Answering some of these questions can help you attract… Read more »

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Often in-house attorneys are seen as roadblocks to the department’s goals, yet legal plays an important role in all of the different departments of the company. They can bring a high-level of success to the company by being a vital contributor to their division’s mission. Here’s how in-house attorneys can contribute to their team and… Read more »

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The internal leadership that a General Counsel can provide is an incredibly valuable asset to a company. Between working across departments, leading strategy, and maintaining efficiency, General Counsel leadership can drive business and help shape the direction of growth of a legal department, as well as an entire company. Is your company’s General Counsel a… Read more »

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Attorneys working in a law firm often work long hours and a grueling schedule. It can be challenging to find new ways to advance your legal career. Yet, pushing yourself toward more challenging projects and a higher level of success will allow you to excel at your profession and enjoy what you do. As attorneys,… Read more »