Recession-proof Your Legal Career, Starting Now

While economists may debate whether we are in the midst of a recession, law firms will need to plan their staffing accordingly. Fortunately, the legal business model is a malleable one. So, in the face of this uncertainty, now is the time to recession-proof your...

The Reality of Becoming a Partner at a Major Law Firm

Becoming a partner at a major law firm is quite an accomplishment, but with it comes a shift in roles: you have now moved from labor to management. Being in management, you are now responsible for maintaining or growing the pie – either by growing business with...

STAY THE COURSE LAWYER JOB SEEKERS; IT WILL PAY OFF 

Your job search can change overnight. One day, you can be all down in the dumps because you are out of work or soon will be. Then, in an instant, it can all change. You get that call: “We’d like to make you an offer.” You can’t believe your lucky stars. This law firm...

Overlooked Qualifications in Legal Outplacement Providers

I am glad that most law firms are offering outplacement to their departing attorneys in some fashion or another.  Yet, there is one qualification that often gets overlooked, and that is if the outplacement provider has any mental health training. Losing a job can be...

How to Avoid Your Resume from Falling into the Blackhole

Many lawyers applying to inhouse positions online feel like their resumes are falling into the “black hole.” So, keep these quick tips in mind. They may increase your chances of your resume being seen: -1 Most large organizations use what is called as the Application...