Learn How to Network in a Digital World

Networking is one of the strongest tools job seekers can use to find a job that helps them reach their career goals. While the rise of the internet has made it easier to stay in touch with far-flung friends and family, it has also divided our attention to maintaining relationships online and maintaining relationships in… Read More »

How You Can Make Your Business More Tech-Savvy

Studies show that businesses face threats to their bottom line and future competitiveness when they’re slow to adopt technological tools. The effect appears across industries, and it even affects the legal profession. While tech tools can improve business processes, tech for tech’s sake isn’t enough. Instead, law firms and legal departments must first understand the… Read More »

How Well Are You Relating to Your Legal Support Team?

A legal support team is crucial to the success of any law firm or legal department’s endeavors. The strength of this team, however, often depends on the ability of its leaders to forge strong connections with legal support staff and help support staff connect with one another. Here’s why a focus on culture-building and relationship… Read More »

Top Ways You Can Increase Your Firm’s Profitability

Every employee wants to add value to their team and organization. This value adds momentum to your career, as your colleagues and leadership realize you have essential skills that can improve their own work as well. Here’s how to improve your value-adding efforts in order to build stronger relationships with your co-workers, leadership, and clients.… Read More »

New Job? Top Tips to Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

Being the new person in the office is exciting, but it also presents a unique set of challenges. You face a steep learning curve at the same time you most want to fit in and to prove yourself as a legal support professional. Here are several best practices to craft a great first impression: Spend… Read More »

What Making the Wrong Hire Can Do To Your Business

Making a bad hire doesn’t simply cause stress for the hiring manager or human resources department. The costs of a bad hire resonate throughout a law firm or legal department, having profound effects on every aspect of the team and its work. Here’s the toll the wrong hire takes on your business: Lost Productivity Whether… Read More »

How to Ease the Struggle of Maintaining a Healthy Work Life Balance

Legal professionals often face long hours and complex work, which can take a toll on their work-life balance. Here are some ways to shift that balance back toward quality time spent on friends, family and personal endeavors. Use Your Time-Tracking Many legal professionals already track their work time, and the same tools you use to… Read More »

Five Ways to Manage a Team With Diverse Personalities

Teams that feature diverse personalities gain the value of multiple perspectives and approaches. However, different approaches to work and problem-solving can also lead to conflict and misunderstandings on the team. Here are five ways to bring a group with diverse personalities together and lead them to professional success: Get to Know Your Team Members It… Read More »

Topics to Avoid in Your Next Legal Support Interview

Your interview is often your first chance to meet a prospective employer in person. As a result, it’s important to make a good impression – which can be tough to do when you accidentally stumble upon a hot-button issue. Basic Information About the Organization Questions about the law firm or legal department’s “basics,” like its… Read More »

Why Employee Feedback Should Matter to You

Managers and leaders often think of their role as an expressive one, and for good reason. Those at the head of teams and departments spend a great deal of time teaching, instructing and explaining to their staff what should be done and in what way. However, receiving feedback from employees is equally valuable than to… Read More »