Category Archives: Legal Industry News

December 27, 2017 Legal Industry News

Happy Holidays from Team RMN

2017 has been an eventful year in practice and politics, at home and abroad. Despite some ups and downs, employment figures in the legal sector have remained in the same range as the past two years, with exciting developments across a variety of industries that promise growth and opportunities. There was a lot to celebrate....

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December 4, 2017 Legal Industry News

21st Century Skills to Secure the Best Law Jobs

Whether you are targeting an in-house legal/law job, finessing your law career, or positioning yourself for legal recruitment, you can feel the impact that technological innovation and development has had on legal practice. Office skills and familiarity with office software such as Microsoft Office are important tools to maximize efficiency. The incoming generation of lawyers...

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November 27, 2017 Legal Industry News

Improving Legal Recruitment and Retaining Attorneys

On average, it takes one to two months to successfully fill a vacant law firm position. Granted, the more relaxed your standards, the quicker you can fill the law firm job—and there are always exceptions. But any legal practice that has made a substandard hire before understands just how costly hasty legal recruitment or rushing...

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November 8, 2017 Legal Industry News

Tips on Handling Attorney Performance Reviews

Attorney performance reviews are stressful—period. You would think that attorneys would be better equipped to handle performance reviews (after all, they’re used to presenting arguments before a judge right?), but most are more critical of themselves than their evaluators. Part of what makes a performance review so stressful is that attorneys are suddenly not in...

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November 2, 2017 Legal Industry News

Going From In-House Back Into A Law Firm

Many attorneys’ dream career path is to go into BigLaw, become a partner, and ultimately go in-house. Attorneys desire this choice of career path because it hits all of the pinnacles a lawyer can reach in their career. Throughout my career, I have noticed among attorneys that the most desirable of those career markers is...

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October 31, 2017 Legal Industry News

Where Have All The Partners Gone?

After working so hard to make partner, why would a partner ever leave one firm to join another? It has become increasingly common for partners to lateral to another firm—and many make partner with the motivation to lateral in mind. Here are some of the most common reasons why partners leave their coveted roles: In-House...

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October 23, 2017 Legal Industry News

Your Journey to Rainmaking Starts…Now!

The practice of law relies on more than knowledge of the black letter law. An attorney can only “lawyer” if hired by a client. Clients hire lawyers that they have confidence in. Legal practice, therefore, is as much about generating trust and confidence from clients, as it is in delivering excellent legal analysis and solutions....

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October 16, 2017 Legal Industry News

Now That You’ve Passed The Bar…

Waiting for bar results can be tough. As anxious and excited as you might be—have you thought about what life is going to be like once you start working? If you are an employer—have you considered what would be the best way to prepare your newly-minted attorney for practice? The RMN Agency has been blessed...

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October 10, 2017 Legal Industry News

Advice for Lawyers Aspiring to be General Counsel

Many lawyers aspire to the role of General Counsel early in their career. There is no single pathway to reaching the role of GC, but that does not mean there aren’t important steps and details to plan for. There are important steps that can be taken early in your legal career that can help properly...

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