Today’s business environment requires law firms and legal departments to function in a collaborative relationship with their clients, rather than just provide counsel. To stay competitive, these legal professionals have to keep up with client demands and industry changes. Here are the three trends that are having an impact on today’s law offices — and legal careers.
“Leaders are the ones willing to look out for those to the left of them and those to the right of them. Leaders are the ones who are willing to give up something of their own for us. Their time, their energy, their money, maybe even the food off their plate. When it matters, leaders choose to eat last.”
Should you pursue a certification? Most evidence points to yes. Research for Robert Half’s Salary Guides indicates that the best certifications can increase starting salaries by 10 percent or more. You can even use some certifications as an alternative or in addition to further schooling.
Spring has almost sprung. As you begin making your annual spring-cleaning to-do list, remember to dust off your resume. Periodically updating your resume is just as critical as clearing out junk drawers and tidying up your desk.