2016 Career Guide for Toronto Legal Support Professionals

The new year is a popular time for resolutions: get in shape, eat better, spend more time with family. It’s also a great time to make some resolutions regarding your career. What were your career goals for 2015? Where did you meet them – or exceed your wildest expectations? Where did you fall short, and… Read More »

5 Tips to Help You Find a Great Litigation Assistant Job in Toronto

Litigation assistants possess a specialized set of skills that law firms and legal departments desperately need. When you’re looking for a position as a litigation assistant, you may feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of opportunities and the work required to stand out to potential employers. How do you find the position that suits your… Read More »

4 Signs a Legal Support Career Path Is Right for You

Are you likely to love working in legal support? If you’re considering a legal support career, or have just started on your career path, you may wonder how you can answer this question. Legal support professionals who love their jobs share many common traits. Here are five of them: You’re fascinated by the work being… Read More »

How to Find the Firm with the Right Culture Fit For You

A job posting that lists your skills and areas of experience is an exciting find. On paper, the job looks like the perfect fit – but is the firm or department the perfect fit as well? The culture of a law firm or legal department can impact your career as heavily as the tasks you… Read More »

Can Fine-Tuning Your Tech Skills Advance Your Legal Support Career?

Tech skills are now essential for the best legal support staff. Technology has changed the practice of law in many ways, from expanding the number of practice areas in which law is disputed to changing the day- to-day tasks required for a firm or department to operate efficiently. Legal support staff with strong tech skills… Read More »

3 Resume Red Flags Legal Support Recruiters Look For

Your resume is your one chance to make a great first impression. It tells recruiters and hiring managers who you are, what your best work looks like, and how you’ve obtained the skills and experience you need to succeed in a particular legal support position. Since your resume is your first point of contact with… Read More »

3 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Legal Support Professional

Legal support staff are crucial to the smooth functioning of law firms and legal departments. To serve clients effectively and keep work moving forward, legal support staff need three skills to stand out above all others: Not only do legal support staff need to be able to express themselves fluently in both oral and written… Read More »

5 Tips for Managing Your LinkedIn Connections

With millions of users worldwide, LinkedIn is fast becoming the ideal place to connect with great companies, swap tips with other legal support professionals, and search for a job you’ll love. But while many LinkedIn connections are fantastic, too many connections will simply leave you feeling bewildered and unable to sort those that are really… Read More »

How to Find the Best Legal Support Job in Toronto

Legal support staff play vital roles in law firms and legal departments throughout Toronto. If you’re seeking work in this field, you can shorten your time to landing a job and help yourself find the right professional “fit” by taking these steps: Connect with your professional network. By reaching out to your professional network, you… Read More »

4 Reasons You Need to Brush up on Your Public-Speaking Skills When Job Searching

In survey after survey, people rank “public speaking” as one of their top fears. But public speaking is a necessary skill – and one that can make or break your opportunities during the job search. Whether you decide to take a class, work with a friend, or simply practice in front of the mirror, brushing… Read More »