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 »

How to Implement Teamwork Into a Competitive Workplace

Law is, by nature a competitive profession. The adversarial nature of litigation tends to put everyone on a competitive edge, and this sense of competition is often fostered in law school or legal support education programs. While a competitive nature can help lawyers and legal support professionals succeed, it can also harm office culture. Teams… Read More »

How You Can Help Your Legal Assistants Manage Their Time Better

Time management is essential to the practice of law. It’s also an important skill for any working professional since there are always more available options in any given day than there is time to seize them. Legal assistants, in particular, benefit from strong time management skills, since their ability to manage time well and complete… Read More »

Does Your Work Environment Encourage Productivity?

Productivity is essential in a law firm or legal department, where firm deadlines dictate which tasks must be completed and when. A workplace’s culture contributes heavily to productivity. Supportive workplaces foster engagement and productivity, while unsupportive ones undermine engagement and can cause productivity to lag. Here’s How to Build a Work Environment That Encourages Your… Read More »

How to Properly Confront a Struggling Staff Member

Everyone struggles at work from time to time. When struggling persists or begins to affect the work of others on the team, however, a manager or leader may need to step in and work one on one with the struggling staff member. Here’s how to confront a struggle and help your staff members fix the… Read More »

4 Red Flags to Watch For During Your Next Legal Assistant Search

The hiring process isn’t easy. Choosing the best candidate out of a large pool of applicants can feel like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Yet there are a few consistent patterns that can help hiring managers decide whether an applicant should advance to the next round or receive a “thank you, but… Read More »

How You Can Grow Your Legal Assistant Talent From Within

Turnover occurs in every law firm and legal department. When an organization loses its top staff members, however, it’s important to examine the circumstances. The loss of staff members can indicate a problem area that deserves attention. To Reduce Turnover and Cultivate Internal Talent: 1. Understand Why Your Top Staff Members Chose to Leave You… Read More »

The Best Tips for Making Sure Your Legal Support Staff is Properly Trained

Proper legal support staff training is essential. When your team has solid training, they understand both what needs to be done and how to do it in a way that coordinates with the rest of the team and helps the firm meet its goals. Whether you’re working with new hires or bringing an established team… Read More »

How to Make Sure Your Law Firm is Safe From Cyber Attacks

Confidentiality is a paramount concern for lawyers and law firms. As an ever-increasing amount of information is handled online, protecting that information from attack or theft via hacking and other malicious behaviors becomes increasingly important as well. In addition to understanding the laws and regulations that may apply to your work, here’s how to address… Read More »

Simple Tips to Improving Client Communication

Client communication is essential in the legal field. It correlates directly with client satisfaction and can have a profound impact on the outcome of a legal case. Here are several ways to improve communication with clients: Understand That Communication is a Constant Process. Communicating with clients doesn’t only happen when lawyers or staff members send… Read More »