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 »

Stressed Out at Work? Learn How to Better Cope With It

Stress happens to every professional from time to time. Those who have the tools to handle stress constructively when it happens are better able to weather the tough times, grow from the experience, and move forward. Here are some helpful tools for managing stress in the legal field. Keep Things in Perspective When stress mounts,… Read More »

How Well Are You Relating to Your Legal Support Team?

A legal support team is crucial to the success of any law firm or legal department’s endeavors. The strength of this team, however, often depends on the ability of its leaders to forge strong connections with legal support staff and help support staff connect with one another. Here’s why a focus on culture-building and relationship… Read More »

Top Ways You Can Increase Your Firm’s Profitability

Every employee wants to add value to their team and organization. This value adds momentum to your career, as your colleagues and leadership realize you have essential skills that can improve their own work as well. Here’s how to improve your value-adding efforts in order to build stronger relationships with your co-workers, leadership, and clients.… Read More »

Why Employee Feedback Should Matter to You

Managers and leaders often think of their role as an expressive one, and for good reason. Those at the head of teams and departments spend a great deal of time teaching, instructing and explaining to their staff what should be done and in what way. However, receiving feedback from employees is equally valuable than to… 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 »

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 Be Accountable as a Legal Team Leader

As a manager, you already understand the value of accountability. Without a result to answer for, team members are often “adrift,” focusing their energies on the wrong priorities and producing substandard results. Accountability is important for legal team leaders, as well – but you may not have someone watching you as closely as you watch… Read More »

How to Build a Highly Impactful Team

Recruiting the right people for your team is only the first step in team building. Once you have the skilled and focused staff you need, it’s time to work on building the connections among them, so they can pool their abilities for the greatest impact. Here’s how department leaders and team heads can encourage and… Read More »