Legal Support Job Interview? 6 Things You Can Do to Prepare in 20 Minutes or Less

Good preparation is the cornerstone of a great legal support job interview. But what happens when you’re pressed for time? Perhaps you’ve been called in for a last-minute interview or you only have 20 minutes in the morning to prep before heading out the door. Here are six things you can do to prepare for… Read More »

6 Habits to Adopt When Starting a New Legal Support Position

Legal support professionals are an essential part of the team in any law firm or legal department.  When you start a new legal support job, you want to fit in, learn the ropes and get oriented quickly so you can continue to build a thriving career. Here are six habits to adopt when starting your… Read More »

5 Tips to Help You Effectively Manage a New Legal Support Team

Managing a new legal team can be an exciting time. Whether a new legal support team has just been formed, or you are a new leader stepping in to manage an existing team, there are several things you need to do immediately in order to set up that team for success. Use these five tips… Read More »

Legal Support Checklist: How to Pick a Recruiting Partner

A legal support recruiter can be the most valuable tool in your job search toolbox. The right recruiter can connect you to opportunities where you will thrive. But a recruiter can only help you achieve your goals if you choose wisely. If you’re looking for new legal support career opportunities and you’re ready to partner… Read More »

How to Build and Nurture These FOUR Key Relationships in Your Career

When it comes to building a successful career in the legal field, it’s often who you know can make a real difference. While you should always be focused on building your skills, you should also focus on building relationships. No one ever achieves their career goals alone, so if you have ambitions beyond where you… Read More »

10 Commonly Misused Legal Terms to Avoid

Precision is critical when it comes to legal writing – a single misused word could potentially negate an entire contract – so it is important that legal support professionals study up on commonly misused legal terms.  Here are ten examples of terms that are often misused and tips for avoiding incorrect usage in the future.… Read More »

How to Write a Great Letter of Reference for a Legal Support Professional

“Will you write me a letter of recommendation?” It’s hard to say no to this request. Being asked to write a reference letter or a recommendation letter for another professional is a demonstration of that person’s trust in you and your judgment. It’s also a chance to share your candid opinion and endorsement of a… Read More »

The True Costs of Recruiting Indecisiveness

When you have several good candidates, it’s tempting to take your time with a hiring decision. Delays or indecisiveness, however, can have multiple negative effects on your team and your organization. Waiting takes time, which translates to lost productivity and money. Worse, your top candidates may accept an offer from another law firm or legal… Read More »

How to Be Accountable as a Legal Team Leader

As a manager, you already understand the value of accountability. Without a result to answer for, team members are often “adrift,” focusing their energies on the wrong priorities and producing substandard results. Accountability is important for legal team leaders, as well – but you may not have someone watching you as closely as you watch… Read More »

You Don’t Have to Take Any Legal Support Job. Take the RIGHT Job.

The most common reason legal support staff quit their job? A poor fit with a manager or supervisor. If you’re currently working for a “bad boss,” it’s tempting to take any job offered. Even a mediocre boss can sound much better than the manager or supervisor you currently have. Settling for any new job, however,… Read More »