September 4, 2017 Legal Industry News

Questions to Ask During a Performance Review

A performance review isn’t a partner or supervisor’s way of torturing you (usually). It’s a way for your partner or supervisor to review your performance, learn about your accomplishments, set new goals, and get to know you. More importantly, it is your opportunity to demonstrate your interest in what will make you more valuable to...

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August 31, 2017 Legal Industry News

Important Soft Skills for Lawyers

Industries and businesses across the globe are responding to a more competitive marketplace, global economy, and technological automation of the workforce. This leaves lawyers with an important question to consider: what are the new skills that future lawyers will need in order to stay competitive? Law school will always be there to serve as the...

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August 3, 2017 Legal Industry News

A Closer Look at Staff Attorneys in Large Firms

Traditionally, large firms are composed of attorneys that are divided into “associate” and “partner” roles. Over the past decade, there has been a breakaway from that model and more staff attorneys (fellows, analysts, counsel, etc). While these labels may have had some negative connotations associated with them in the past, attorneys and firms are now...

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July 24, 2017 Legal Industry News

Robo Recruiters

We often hear about artificial intelligence and technology stealing human jobs. But what if the next wave of artificial intelligence and technology end up helping humans get jobs? San Francisco-based startup Mya Systems (Mya is short for “my assistant”) has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even...

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June 27, 2017 Legal Industry News

Desperate Job-Seekers

Job-hunting is a lot like dating—no one likes a needy or desperate job-seeker/date. A desperate individual might elicit sympathy—but they will not convey or inspire confidence. Just as you wouldn’t want to go on a second date with someone who conveys “please, somebody, anybody,” an employer or interviewer doesn’t want to call back someone who...

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