Don’t Forget This Essential Step When Interviewing for a Legal Job

When you work with a legal recruiter, one of the first steps is to interview with your recruiter. This interview helps your recruiter determine what you’re looking for and what skills you offer, which in turn helps them recommend job openings that provide the right fit for your current career plans. The interview can help… Read More »

How to Write a Great Recommendation Letter

At some point in your legal career, you may be asked to write a letter of recommendation for a colleague. The letter may be part of an application for a credential, membership in a professional society, a certain job or even an academic degree. If you’re unfamiliar with writing recommendation letters, producing one can seem… Read More »

Interviewed for a Legal Job, but No Longer Interested? Here’s What to Do

Picture this: You applied to a promising litigation assistant or legal support position. After attending an interview, however, you realized that this job isn’t going to be the right fit for you. How do you communicate your desire to look elsewhere while still maintaining the professional connections you’ve made during the process? Follow these steps:… Read More »

Practical Tips for Looking for a Legal Job in Toronto

Finding a job in the legal field in Toronto can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t been on the job market recently. To pinpoint the best opportunities for your skills and career goals, you’ll need to connect with the right people and resources, put your best foot forward in your application and stand out… Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in Your Legal Career

Volunteering is an effective way to make a difference and connect with others. It’s also an opportunity to improve your skills, expand your network and move your career forward. Here are five reasons to consider pro bono work within the greater Toronto area: Expand Your Skills By working pro bono for an organization that matters… Read More »

The Tactful Way to Reject a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer deserves congratulations! As you review the terms of the offer, however, after analyzing the offer and talking with your recruiter, you may realize that this job isn’t the right one for you. When this happens, you may wonder what to do next. You aren’t obligated to “save face” by accepting the… Read More »

5 Essential Attributes to Look for When Picking a Legal Support Recruiter

Working with a legal support recruiter offers unparalleled benefits. Your staffing partner can revitalize your job postings, reach out to the best hidden legal support talent, and cultivate candidates who offer both the skills to do the job well and the cultural “fit” to thrive with your existing team. To maximize the benefit of your… Read More »

The Ethics of a Legal Professional: Avoiding Technology Pitfalls

The technological advancements of the past twenty years have reshaped every area of our lives, including the ways legal support staff and lawyers provide services to their clients. One of the biggest hurdles in implementing technologies in legal contexts has been reconciling the use of new technologies with existing ethics rules that may not anticipate… Read More »

The Perils of Having a Workaholic Legal Support Employee

Some employees seem to live, eat, breathe and sleep their jobs. And while their dedication and productivity can seem like a benefit at first, a workaholic legal support professional can end up doing your team and your organization more harm than good. Here’s why you need legal support staff who respect their own work-life balance:… Read More »

When a Firm Across Town Is Beating You at Recruiting Top Talent, Here’s What to Do

“Thanks, but I’ve already accepted an offer with….” If you’re hearing this comment from outstanding candidates again and again, or if you’re watching both the established leaders and the “rising stars” in the legal support field accept positions with competing firms, it’s time to adjust your strategy. The difference between a good employee and a… Read More »