Long Term Benefits of Giving Frequent Feedback to Your Legal Support Team

Feedback is a great management practice, and its effect can be altered by how frequently it is given and for how long. Many legal support professionals receive only infrequent feedback on their work. Some receive no direct guidance except during their annual performance review, while others receive only the occasional comment. Providing frequent feedback, however,… Read More »

Top Strategies for Managing a Millennial Workforce

Millennials are taking over not only the desks in legal departments, but across the entire workforce. While they bring strengths and preferences unique to their generation, knowing how to manage them effectively can be a challenge. Consider these management strategies to work effectively with members of this generation. Who are the millennials? Typically, they are… Read More »

Top Strategies for Managing a Millennial Workforce

Millennials are taking over not only the desks in legal departments, but across the entire workforce. While they bring strengths and preferences unique to their generation, knowing how to manage them effectively can be a challenge. Consider these management strategies to work effectively with members of this generation. Who are the millennials? Typically, they are… Read More »

Promoting Diversity in Your Legal Department

As an organization grows and its legal department expands, a need for diverse viewpoints becomes ever more important to the organization’s ability to spot, prevent or address legal issues. As a result, department heads and human resources teams often work to foster diversity in the legal department. Use the following tips to build diversity within… Read More »

Hone Your Creative Leadership Skills With These Three Tips

Creative leadership can help department heads and direct supervisors build communication, engagement and trust within their teams, but only when creativity is applied in practical, concrete ways. These three strategies can help leaders improve their ability to model creative leadership and provide the guidance their teams need. Focus on Personal Development Professional development is essential… Read More »

How Would Your Employees Rate Your Management Skills? See If You Pass the Test.

Many managers strive to improve their management and leadership skills, seeking out advice and education from other managers and professionals. One valuable, but often overlooked resource in the pursuit of improved management abilities is the perspective of those you manage or lead. If your employees were to rate you as a manager, how would you… Read More »

Building a Socially Responsible Law Firm

Tell a room full of people at a cocktail party you’re building a socially responsible law firm and you’re likely to be met with a few jokes. Typically, “law firms” aren’t synonymous with “social responsibility,” but more and more firms are making social consciousness part of their mission. Use these tips to help your firm… Read More »

5 Tips to Help You Effectively Manage a New Legal Support Team

Managing a new legal team can be an exciting time. Whether a new legal support team has just been formed, or you are a new leader stepping in to manage an existing team, there are several things you need to do immediately in order to set up that team for success. Use these five tips… Read More »

How to Build and Nurture These FOUR Key Relationships in Your Career

When it comes to building a successful career in the legal field, it’s often who you know can make a real difference. While you should always be focused on building your skills, you should also focus on building relationships. No one ever achieves their career goals alone, so if you have ambitions beyond where you… Read More »

10 Commonly Misused Legal Terms to Avoid

Precision is critical when it comes to legal writing – a single misused word could potentially negate an entire contract – so it is important that legal support professionals study up on commonly misused legal terms.  Here are ten examples of terms that are often misused and tips for avoiding incorrect usage in the future.… Read More »