Tips on Reducing Stress in a High Intensity Legal Career

The legal field can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful. Chronic stress reduces productivity and increases health problems over time. People who experience excessive work stress report higher levels of anxiety and depression, fatigue and muscle pain, trouble sleeping, and difficulty concentrating or maintaining interest in work.  To push back against stress and… Read More »

Best Ways You Can Search for a Job When You Already Have One

Even though you have a job in the legal field, it may not be ideal for you. Perhaps you’ve run out of growth opportunities with your new employer, or you simply don’t mesh with your team. Whatever the reason, you may wish to start a job search without severing ties with your current employer. Here’s… Read More »

5 Tips for Changing Location for a Legal Job

When you’re looking for a new job in a law firm or legal department, some of your best options may require you to relocate. If you’re open to moving in order to advance your career, here are five ways to make that process easier: Start planning early. If you’re looking for a job in a… Read More »

4 Tips for Changing Location for a Legal Job

When you’re looking for a new job in a law firm or legal department, some of your best options may require you to relocate. If you’re open to moving in order to advance your career, here are five ways to make that process easier: Start Planning Early If you’re looking for a job in an… Read More »

Why You Need to Learn How to Accept Criticism

Every professional can find ways to improve how they work. Whether this means handling a particular task more effectively or planning your career better, legal support professionals dedicated to growth can always find a way to do it. Sometimes, the path to our growth is pointed out to us in uncomfortable ways. Criticism can be… Read More »

Can Being Bilingual Help Your Family Law Career?

The greater Toronto area is home to speakers of dozens of different languages. In this fast-paced, culturally diverse city, legal support professionals and lawyers who can speak more than one language may find themselves at an advantage when it comes to advancing their career. Here’s How Being Bilingual or Multilingual Can Help Your Career in… Read More »

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Strategic Planner for Your Law Clerk Job

Law clerks are frequently tasked with strategic planning, or laying out the goals and methods by which projects will be completed – and then ensuring that everyone involved completes their assigned steps on time. Strategic planning isn’t an easy task, but law clerks who can do it well expand their career opportunities. Here’s how to… Read More »

Stressed Out at Work? Learn How to Better Cope With It

Stress happens to every professional from time to time. Those who have the tools to handle stress constructively when it happens are better able to weather the tough times, grow from the experience, and move forward. Here are some helpful tools for managing stress in the legal field. Keep Things in Perspective When stress mounts,… Read More »

Easy Tactics for Building Your Professional Confidence

You’ve worked hard to build your skills. You achieved past goals through dedication and perseverance. But how well are you communicating your professional abilities to colleagues and supervisors? A confident persona in the workplace demonstrates that you know the value of your work. It tells others that you can be trusted to handle future projects… Read More »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Legal Research

Legal support professionals perform a great deal of research as part of their daily routine. While researching a new area of law or topic can be time-consuming, often, research time can be streamlined to allow legal support staff to get more done in less time. Here’s how to improve the efficiency of your legal research… Read More »