2020 Ontario Legal Industry Update

The legal industry moves quickly, especially in Ontario. Here are some of the top issues to keep in mind as the legal field heads into 2020.  Equitable doctrine, trust reporting requirements change the face of estate law.  An Ontario court is reconsidering the doctrine of unconscionable procurement in an estate case for the first time in… Read More »

5 Trends That Are Changing the Legal Industry

The legal industry is shifting. Economic pressures, a changing legal and regulatory landscape, and rapidly-developing technologies all affect how lawyers and legal support professionals do business. Here are five of the biggest trends currently changing the legal industry. 1. Electronic Discovery Most of the information we generate today is digital, contained in word processing documents,… Read More »

How to Adopt a Service Mentality

Today, nearly everyone in a law firm or legal department will work directly with clients at some point in their day or week. Organizations that embrace a service ethic position themselves to offer better representation to clients. To demonstrate your service ethic on the job or while interviewing for a new position, keep these tips… Read More »

Tips on Reducing Stress in the Legal Profession

Stress can have a profoundly negative impact on health. Chronic high-stress levels have been linked to lower immune defenses, as well as to an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression. Stress Management Tips Stress occurs when you feel as if your available resources are inadequate to the challenge at hand. To restore the… Read More »

5 Legal Practice Areas That Are Continuing to Grow

At any given time, certain legal practice areas are growing faster than others. This growth often occurs in response to increased demand or to changing legal and regulatory pressures. Here are five legal practice areas that took off in 2019 and are expected to continue growing throughout 2020. 1. Environmental and Climate Change Law Climate… Read More »

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Hiring Managers Make in the Interview Process

A bad hire can cost a law firm or legal department thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of lost productivity. Knowing this, many hiring managers try their best to hire the right person for the correct position every time. Hiring, however, is a skill – and it’s a skill many managers are left to… Read More »

The 3 Best Questions You Can Ask in Your Next Legal Assistant Interview

Interviews often prompt a mix of excitement and nervousness. When interviewing, it’s easy to feel as if you’re being asked to perform – and that you’re being judged on your performance. A good interview, however, has as much in common with a conversation as it does with performance. The interview is your chance to find… Read More »

Learn How to Write the Best Job Posts for the Legal Industry

Job listings are a law firm’s or legal department’s chance to make a great first impression on job candidates. To attract the right candidates, however, the job post needs to both engage and inform. Here’s how to ensure your job posts are thorough, accurate, and memorable – so that candidates apply with a clear understanding… Read More »

Grow Your Career: The Most In-Demand Skills in the Legal Industry Today

The legal industry continues to evolve, along with the legal and regulatory landscape. Today’s legal professionals need skill sets that were optional or unknown ten years ago, in addition to the skills that have always served those who work in the law. Here are some of the most in-demand skills in law today. Oral and… Read More »

How to Attract Good Legal Assistants When Unemployment Is Low

When unemployment is low, many of the best candidates are already employed in jobs they love. Yet the need to fill open legal assistant positions doesn’t go away. Here’s how hiring managers can find candidates in out of the ordinary places, attracting the talent they need without sacrificing quality. Make it easy to apply and… Read More »