Podcasts

Changing Roles and Staffing Models for Paralegals and Other Legal Support Professionals

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorney Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Carl Morrison, certified paralegal at Foran Glennon in Las Vegas, Nev., and NALS board member, examine the changing roles of paralegals and other support professionals in today’s legal workplace. They discuss the expanding skill set and expertise required of paralegals, legal assistants and legal secretaries and new legal staffing models being deployed. They also share insights on how legal support personnel can strengthen their capabilities to be successful in the evolving legal environment.

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Cybersecurity Issues Demand Proactive and Collective Management Strategies from Legal and IT Teams

In this two-part series on the Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and leading industry experts examine data privacy and security issues that are demanding the attention of legal and IT teams across industry sectors. Learn about the particular risks law firms and legal departments face and the prevention strategies legal teams and their IT counterparts are implementing.

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eDiscovery Management, Part Two: Minimizing Social Media, Cloud Computing and Data Privacy Risks

Data privacy has been front page news in the wake of massive data breaches and a growing number of organizations are looking to their legal counsel to help them understand the intricacies and legal issues associated with data privacy – and effectively minimize risks. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and leading experts, Frank Serge and Sunny Sanghani, discuss what law firms and legal departments are doing to minimize risk as it relates to social media, cloud computing and data privacy.

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eDiscovery Management, Part One: Setting up Legal Teams for Success

As the amount of electronic data continues to proliferate, managing eDiscovery is increasingly challenging for law firms, their clients and corporate legal departments — and it’s unlikely to get any easier in the near future. In this Robert Half Legal Report podcast, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and leading experts, Frank Serge and Sunny Sanghani, discuss current eDiscovery trends and share proven strategies to help set up legal teams for success.

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Making Succession Planning an Ongoing Priority

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorney Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal and Sandra J. Boyer, Boyer & Greene principal, examine the importance of succession planning and why it is imperative to the future viability of law firms. They discuss best practices and potential obstacles that law firm management may encounter when implementing a succession plan.

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Legal Jobs and Practice Areas to Watch in 2015

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report podcast series, Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and George Denlinger, senior district president of the company, take a look at the practice areas that will drive demand for legal jobs in the months ahead. They also discuss trends to watch in the legal profession for 2015, including how the need for specialized legal expertise is influencing the ways organizations approach hiring and retention.

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2015 Forecast: Top Legal Hiring and Compensation Trends

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Billie Watkins, district director for Robert Half Legal, discuss the latest trends affecting hiring and legal careers. They reveal areas where demand is greatest for skilled talent in the legal profession, the expertise being sought by employers and where legal salaries are headed in 2015.

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Keeping Up With Competitive Hiring Trends for Paralegals

The Paralegal Voice interviews Chad Volkert

Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, joins Vicki Voisin, host of Legal Talk Network's The Paralegal Voice, to discuss current hiring trends for paralegals. They take a look at some of the hottest practice areas and skills in demand and share their insights on how job seekers can make themselves more marketable to prospective employers.

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Best Practices for Efficient and Cost-Effective Legal Project Management

In this edition of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal and managing director of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services, discusses best practices for managing legal projects with Reid Bolton, an attorney with Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, and Steven Baron, vice president of Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services. They share proven strategies for supervising legal teams to handle large-scale, complex projects such as eDiscovery, investigations and due diligence.

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Proactive eDiscovery Management

In this new episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and attorney Joel Wuesthoff, a director with Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services, offer best practices for proactively managing eDiscovery. They discuss what law firms and companies can do to develop an efficient approach to eDiscovery, and also share proven strategies for maximizing results and controlling costs.

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eDiscovery: Practical Tips for Maintaining Control: Part One

In part one of this two-part series on The Robert Half Legal Report, Dawn Antonelli, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes attorneys Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, eDiscovery Director. They offer tips on how to maximize control over the eDiscovery process, including discussing the complexity of the issues, the biggest stumbling blocks, how legal support professionals can assist in the process and cost containment.

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eDiscovery: Practical Tips for Maintaining Control: Part Two

In part two of this two-part series on The Robert Half Legal Report, Dawn Antonelli, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes attorneys Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, eDiscovery Director, to continue the discussion on how to maximize control over the eDiscovery process. They discuss how to keep costs in check, what problems to avoid and questions to ask potential vendors during the selection process.

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Delivering Maximum Value in a Cost-Conscious Legal Era

In this edition of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Marilyn Bird, district president for Robert Half Legal, welcomes attorney Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, to discuss how law firms and corporate legal departments are changing in response to major developments not only in the legal field, but also in the broader economy. Marilyn and Chad examine best practices for improving client service levels and business development methods in a landscape of continuous change.

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