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  • A guide to legal work experience

    • Nov 11, 2019
    • Coventry University Careers Service
    The legal sector is an extremely competitive occupational area. In addition to the sheer number of law undergraduates each year, graduates from non...
  • How to save the lawyer development system

    • Aug 22, 2019
    • Jordan Furlong
    I bring news from the places where lawyers gather. In addition to presenting at several law firm retreats in 2019, I’ve also spoken to meetings of ...
  • Are Law Firms Sustainable? It's The Model That Matters

    • Aug 20, 2019
    • Mark A. Cohen
    Law firm sustainability—and more specifically, the future of the partnership model-- is a hotly debated topic. Some pundits suggest partnership fir...
  • How To Respond To Failure Questions In An Interview

    • May 29, 2019
    • Ian Mathews
    A scene from the NBC comedy series, The Office, parodies an interview question and answer perfectly. America’s favorite clueless manager, Michael S...
  • Law's Looming Skills Crisis

    • May 22, 2019
    • Mark A. Cohen
    The trillion dollar global legal industry has a looming skills crisis. Its roots extend far beyond law grads entering the marketplace lacking pract...
  • How to make less money

    • Apr 29, 2019
    • Jordan Furlong
    I can’t tell you how many times a law firm leader has said to me recently, “Jordan, we’re simply making too much money. We’ve got a profit epidemic...
  • I’m interviewing for 2 different jobs and received an offer for my 2nd choice.

    • Apr 23, 2019
    • Julie Q. Brush
    I’m interviewing for 2 different jobs and received an offer for my 2nd choice. The process for my 1st choice is behind. Should I take the offer or ...
  • The moral issue here

    • Mar 22, 2019
    • Jordan Furlong
    “I’m not worried about the moral issue here,” said Gordon Caplan, the co-chair of AmLaw 100 law firm Wilkie Farr, according to transcripts of wiret...
  • When You Become Dependent on Independent Contractors: The Risk to Employers

    • Mar 5, 2019
    • Michael Horvat
    By Michael F. Horvat A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court is a reminder to all employers of the liability associated with engaging indiv...
  • The #1 reason employers reject candidates post job interview

    • Mar 5, 2019
    • Julie Q. Brush
    The #1 reason employers reject candidates post job interview. How to avoid the same fate and boost your odds of interview success. In today’s profe...
  • IBM Watson in Quiet Talks With Law Firms to Expand AI Offerings

    • Feb 8, 2019
    • Sam Skolnik
    The makers of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence tool have been in quiet, informal discussions with a small group of prominent law firms in a bid...
  • The State of Alternative Legal Service Providers

    • Feb 8, 2019
    • Ron Friedmann
    The report Alternative Legal Service Providers 2019 was released last week. Perhaps influenced by the subtitle, “Fast Growth, Expanding Use and Inc...
  • How Will Legal Providers Be Affected By The Next Recession?

    • Jan 30, 2019
    • Mark A. Cohen
    How will the legal industry be affected by the next recession? The thought came to mind several times recently as the stock market recorded its wor...
  • The Battle for Talent in the Legal Market

    • Jan 25, 2019
    • Ron Friedmann
    A battle is underway for talent in the legal market. I started drafting this post a few days ago and just now read an article from this morning, Ca...
  • The advantages of articling in a small town

    • Jan 24, 2019
    • Staff
    The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) recently endorsed two pathways to licensing for law graduates — articling with a firm or completing a Law Practice...
  • What Is Business Acumen and How Do I Develop It?

    • Jan 24, 2019
    • Julie Q. Brush
    Once upon a time, there was a lawyer. S/he was a solid lawyer: Heads down, hard worker and always ready to solve the next legal issue with precisio...
  • Best of 2018: Legal Career Tips

    • Jan 21, 2019
    • Christina Launay, National Marketing Manager
    In the last of our “Best of 2018” blog post series, we’ve compiled our top posts focused on helping you navigate your legal career. Written by our ...
  • Are In-House Departments Contemporary Law Firms?

    • Dec 11, 2018
    • Mark A. Cohen
    There is plenty of data confirming the migration of work from law firms to corporate legal departments. Once regarded as law’s junior varsity, the ...
  • The best time of the week to apply for a new job?

    • Oct 18, 2018
    • Peter Harris
    A new study of job posting behaviour, candidate applications and hiring decisions pinpoints midday on Tuesday as your best bet for landing a new gi...
  • After the millionaires

    • Oct 10, 2018
    • Jordan Furlong
    Earlier this week, I was gifted with the opportunity to join Mark Cohen and Mitch Kowalski on a webinar panel addressing a course in law firm manag...