How to Find a Legal Career Mentor in 2019

Having a career mentor can be invaluable. Your mentor can help you set goals and make choices as you progress along your career path. The best mentor relationships help both parties: you gain the benefit of your mentor’s experience, and your mentor gains the benefit of seeing familiar problems through fresh eyes. But how do… Read More »

Advance Your Legal Support Career With In Demand Tech Skills

Tech skills haven’t traditionally been associated with the legal support field. As technological tools become available in every career field, however, legal support professionals with tech skills gain an opportunity to stand out from their peers and add more value to their teams. To improve your career standing, focus on these tech skills: Online research… Read More »

6 Podcasts That Will Inspire You to Become a Better Leader

Podcasts are a great way to learn about creative leadership strategies that others have tested and proven. Since many podcasts are quite short, you can enjoy them during brief breaks in your day, such as while you’re commuting or at the gym. Here are six podcasts that offer outstanding insights for anyone looking to improve… Read More »

Long Term Benefits of Giving Frequent Feedback to Your Legal Support Team

Feedback is a great management practice, and its effect can be altered by how frequently it is given and for how long. Many legal support professionals receive only infrequent feedback on their work. Some receive no direct guidance except during their annual performance review, while others receive only the occasional comment. Providing frequent feedback, however,… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Strategy Responsible for High Turnover?

The cause of high employee turnover often lies in the earliest steps of the hiring process. By focusing on the hiring process, law firms and legal departments can reduce turnover rates, boost productivity, and hire better talent. Here are several hiring mistakes that often lead to turnover: Relying on outdated job descriptions. If your job… Read More »

Top Strategies for Managing a Millennial Workforce

Millennials are taking over not only the desks in legal departments, but across the entire workforce. While they bring strengths and preferences unique to their generation, knowing how to manage them effectively can be a challenge. Consider these management strategies to work effectively with members of this generation. Who are the millennials? Typically, they are… Read More »

The Millennial Guide to Connecting With Older Co-Workers

For millennial workers entering the workforce, or taking over leadership roles, connecting with more experienced co-workers can be difficult. As a legal support professional, you’re working with people of your parents’ generation and it can be difficult to relate to them as peers. Here are some tips to help you overcome this challenge. Don’t make… Read More »

3 Ways to Answer, “Where Do You See Yourself Five Years From Now?”

“Where do you see yourself five years from now?” is one of the most commonly asked interview questions. Hiring managers and recruiters ask because they want to know about your plans and goals. They want to understand how you see your career unfolding. They also want to evaluate how your vision fits with the organization’s… Read More »

Top Strategies for Managing a Millennial Workforce

Millennials are taking over not only the desks in legal departments, but across the entire workforce. While they bring strengths and preferences unique to their generation, knowing how to manage them effectively can be a challenge. Consider these management strategies to work effectively with members of this generation. Who are the millennials? Typically, they are… Read More »

Promoting Diversity in Your Legal Department

As an organization grows and its legal department expands, a need for diverse viewpoints becomes ever more important to the organization’s ability to spot, prevent or address legal issues. As a result, department heads and human resources teams often work to foster diversity in the legal department. Use the following tips to build diversity within… Read More »