Legal Blog

Read our blog posts for advice on legal recruitment and management, as well as insights into legal careers, salaries and job trends.

Telephone Interview Tips Any Manager Can Use

Q. Why should a hiring manager schedule a phone interview? A. Once you have your applicant pool narrowed down, dialing up candidates to ask some initial questions – and further narrow down your list – can be more efficient than inviting them all in for in-person interviews.

15 Professional Development Ideas to Help Your Staff

One of your key roles as a finance leader is to encourage employees to strengthen and refine their skills through professional development. Here are 15 ways you can help your staff to grow.

4 Reasons a Professional Certification Benefits the Entire Company

There are many reasons your employees pursue professional certifications. Earning a certificate or designation validates the person’s high-level of expertise and often leads to added prestige … not to mention the fact that a professional certification may also yield a pay bump and generally puts holders ahead of the pack.

Off the Beaten Partner Track: Law Jobs Offer Better Work-Life Balance

Back when I was a lawyer, the path to a partner position was well-defined: Graduate from law school. Join a firm as an associate and hope you become a partner after seven-plus years of exceeding your billable hour requirements. Or exit quietly if you didn’t make the cut. This “up or out” system was the norm in legal careers for years; but client and employee demands are now shaking up this traditional model, resulting in more career options than an equity partnership.