6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Career Strategy

If you haven’t reconsidered your career strategy recently, now is a great time to start. You don’t have to overhaul your entire plan, but if you feel “stuck” in your current position or your job search doesn’t have the momentum you desire, a “spring cleaning” can help you move forward. Here are six tips for… Read More »

Why (And How!) To Market Your Skills in Your Career

When you’re looking for a new legal support position, your local job ads might offer a place to start – but simply searching the ads isn’t enough. By marketing your skills and capabilities strategically, you build your professional reputation, opening new career opportunities. You also position yourself to find a recruiter who “fits” your needs… Read More »

How to Build a Powerful Network (That Will Help You In Your Career)

Professionals thrive on their networks, and legal support staff are no exception. You already know that the connections you build through work make it possible for you to complete projects; you can also leverage those connections to help you find a new legal support position or expand your career in the position you currently have.… Read More »

Legal Support Careers: Making 2015 Count

As the new year rolls in, most people have the same old resolutions on their minds: eat right, exercise, finally tame the household clutter. But if you’re more career-minded, your resolutions might include finding a new legal support position or pushing your career back onto the track you’ve dreamed of taking. Start 2015 off right… Read More »

How to Get the Most From a Workplace Mentoring Program

As the benefits of mentoring become clear, many law firms and legal departments in the Toronto area are launching formal workplace mentoring programs. These programs can vary greatly in structure, duration, and quality, but they all have one thing in common: Without the participation of both mentors and mentees, even the best mentoring program is… Read More »

How to Pick (and Prepare) Your References

Reference checking is normally the last step before an offer is extended. Don’t let all the hard work you have done finding a great job and impressing the employer come undone by choosing the wrong references, or not thinking through what sort of reference they can give. Choose the Right Reference If you are in… Read More »

Five Strategies for Connecting With New Co-Workers

Congratulations! You’ve found the legal support position you’ve been looking for. Now it’s time to prepare for the first day on the job – and for your first introduction to your new co-workers. Your co-workers can become your strongest allies during your first few weeks and months on the job. They can answer your questions,… Read More »

Top Legal Assistant Interview Questions to Prepare For

Like other legal support professionals, legal assistants take on significant responsibilities on behalf of their law firm or legal department and its clients. Hiring managers who interview legal assistants want to be sure that their professional abilities, “soft skills,” and professional ethics are up to the job. Here are some of the most common types… Read More »

Law Clerk? How to Write a Resume That Will Get You Hired!

Law clerks and other legal support staff in Ontario put in years of schooling and considerable effort to develop and maintain their professional skills. When you’re looking for a position as a law clerk, you want your skills and knowledge to stand out to employers – not to be buried in awkward verbiage or lost… Read More »

Congratulations on the New Job! 4 Tips to Help You Resign With Dignity

Congratulations! You’ve found the legal support position you’ve been dreaming of. Now, it’s time to inform your current boss and co-workers that they are about to become your former boss and co-workers. How can you navigate this often awkward conversation with dignity and grace that will preserve your professional connections at your former employer and… Read More »