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Jennifer Anderson

About: Jennifer

Jennifer Anderson practiced business litigation in California from 1999 to 2016. When she’s not writing from her floating cabin on the Columbia River, she can be found hiking or kayaking around the Pacific Northwest.

Posts by Jennifer

How to nail the presentation you’ve been asked to give at your firm

Often paralegals and other legal professionals will be called to give a presentation. The better you present, the more cache you’ll build among your co-workers and employers. Here are our top tips for nailing your next presentation.

Alternative career paths for legal professionals

Is your fire for the legal profession waning? There are plenty of things you can do with your legal training besides practicing law. Here are our top six alternatives.

How and why to avoid political discourse in the law office

Legal pros tend to have strong opinions — not to mention great debate skills. Nonetheless, your law office is your place of employment. Here’s how and why you should avoid the dangerous trap of political discourse.

6 tips for getting the serve every time

There are some defendants who seem like downright professionals when it comes to avoiding service of process. Here are our favorite tips for making sure your target gets served.

How defining your personal values can enhance your legal career

All of us can pursue our legal profession with a sense of honesty, integrity, and pride. How? We just have to align our personal values with our day-to-day lives. Read on to discover how this seemingly daunting task can be accomplished.

Six steps to building your exhibit list and preparing exhibits

Proper preparation and organization of exhibits are critical to the outcome of a trial. Fortunately, this is one area of trial preparation where paralegals and junior associates can have a great impact on a case.

10 things to include in your new client welcome kit

One of the most useful retention tools law firms can use is the “Welcome Kit.” Ideally, the kit will not only introduce your clients to the firm but will also provide critical information.

6 ways to shift your perspective in the new year

Depending on the type of law you practice, your job may take a toll on you to where you become mired in the negative. Here are our top six tips to help pull yourself out of it and shift your perspective.

10 more podcasts for legal professionals to start the new decade

Since more than 36% of Americans commute between 20 to 44 minutes each way for work, we thought the new decade would be the perfect time to introduce a new list of podcasts that will not only make your downtime more interesting but add to your legal insight.

Charting your firm’s roadmap for the new year

How will you set the course for 2020 in a way that will help your firm thrive? Here are 5 tips on building your firm’s roadmap for the new year.

Questions to ask your firm about the past year

With 2019 drawing to a close, now is a good time to look back and analyze what you’ve done. Here are the top 5 questions you should ask.

5 mistakes to avoid as a first-year legal professional

Invariably, first-year legal professionals make mistakes. The good news is, they’re largely avoidable. Here are some of the top mistakes you should avoid as a new legal professional.

Top 5 tips for writing stellar contracts

When it comes to writing contracts, clarity and conciseness rule the day. If you’re new to drafting contracts, here are some tips that will help you avoid some costly mistakes.

5 trial preparation tips for paralegals

The weeks leading up to a trial can be stressful. Here are some top tips for ensuring that your team has the very best shot at success:

What’s the difference between working in-house and for a law firm?

Many businesses — especially in today’s economy — find that the expenses involved in hiring outside counsel are too unpredictable and too high. Here are some of the main differences to consider if you’re thinking about going in-house.

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