Does Toronto’s Top Legal Recruiting Team Know Who You Are?

If you’re a legal support professional building your career in the Toronto area, you want people to know about the work you do. You want them to contribute to your reputation as a competent professional. And being on the radar of the top legal recruiting team in Toronto can help you do that. Why Do… Read More »

Kent Legal Awarded Readers’ Choice Award by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for Legal Support Staffing

Kent Legal recently received a Readers’ Choice Award in staffing and outsourcing from Canadian Lawyer magazine. Now in their third year, the Readers’ Choice Awards allow Canadian Lawyer readers to vote for their most trusted vendors and suppliers in seven categories. Over 300 providers were listed on the ballot, which was distributed to over 2,000… Read More »

Legal Professional? Job Satisfaction Matters

Many legal support professionals choose their careers for the stability they offer, along with the intellectual challenges and the satisfaction of solving problems in ways that help clients achieve their goals. While these are all valuable reasons to become a legal support professional, your own job satisfaction is also essential to helping you build a… Read More »

Master the Panel Job Interview in 4 Steps

A panel interview can feel a bit like an interrogation. You’re sitting across from multiple people, all of whom are firing questions—or worse, are simply sitting in silence, forming private opinions of you as you squirm. While panel interviews can seem daunting, they don’t have to be. With careful preparation, you can master the panel… Read More »

Quick-Start Guide to Writing an Great Legal Support Staffing Plan for 2017

The goal of a staffing plan is to ensure you have the right legal support talent in the right positions at the right time. It sounds straightforward enough. To get you off to a great staffing start in 2017, here are five quick steps to help you develop your plan. Evaluate your needs. Before you… Read More »

Being Resilient: How to Bounce Back After Missing out on a Great Job

Today’s legal support job market is more competitive than ever before. For every successful candidate, there might be several rejections. This is a fact of life when it comes to your search – however, it doesn’t make it any easier. It’s a Candidates’ Market Professionals who have avoided the job market for years are now… Read More »

Five Strategies to Increase Productivity in Your Legal Department

In a legal department, the work is never done.  When pressing issues are addressed, there are emerging and “sleeping” issues to contend with.  As a result, the question of productivity and efficiency looms.  How can a legal department get more done in less time – and ensure everyone is focusing on the most important matters?… Read More »

How to Discuss Your Experience During a Job Interview

When you’re seeking a new position as a legal support professional, it’s important to showcase your past experience and demonstrate how it will help a law firm, legal department or other organization to succeed.  To do this, think about how you talk about your work experience during a job interview. Here’s how to prepare for… Read More »

Evaluating Your Legal Support Staffing Outcomes

You’ve changed your hiring methods, found some good people and supported them as they lent their productive skill to your team. Mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. Without evaluation and feedback, it can be nearly impossible to tell where your staffing and hiring initiatives have actually improved – and where you’re still wasting time and… Read More »

Hiring to Fill a Position vs. Hiring for Potential

When you launch a search for a legal support team member, it’s because you need the skills that a legal support staff member provides – and you need them now. It’s natural to focus on what the candidate can provide immediately. However, considering what the candidate can provide in terms of future growth can improve… Read More »