How are you building professional confidence? And why is it critical for legal professionals to exude confidence in the firm and around the legal world?
What can you learn from how opposing counsel handles various challenges and opportunities throughout the life of a case? From a former attorney with experiences to share.
Whether you’re job hunting or not, you should regularly take the time to update your resume to reflect professional accomplishments. Take stock of achievements and skills to add and don’t be afraid to shave off excess info.
Part 2 of the series dispelling frequent myths about eFiling and eService. Maximize your court filing practices with the facts behind the misconceptions.
Who rejects your documents? Do judges still print? When will conformed copies get returned? Let’s demystify these myths about eFiling and eService.
Legal professionals spend a lot of time searching for classes and events that will give them needed CLE. And while this is important, just because those courses are accredited doesn’t mean that they will necessarily help you prepare for all the changes that are ahead. Sometimes legal professionals want or […]
As a paralegal, you’ve got the inside track on the legal industry. After seeing the higher salaries that lawyers earn, the challenging work they perform, and the level of prestige that they seem to enjoy, it’s natural to think about becoming an attorney yourself. But is law school the right […]
Fear of change is a natural human emotion, but fear can help keep you in your comfort zone, afraid to venture out. Don’t let yourself get stuck in a rut; instead, explore new things as a legal support professional. Does any of this sound familiar? Here are 7 ways to […]
Despite the benefits of a more tech-savvy firm, not everyone in the office may be gung-ho to learn the necessary skills and make the various changes. A large law firm may ask the IT staff to champion the conversion to the new technology, but at a smaller law firm, it […]
The legal profession is renowned for being traditional, conservative, and extremely resistant to change. Consequently, many lawyers (and some paralegals as well) tend to avoid the unfamiliar and focus on just one thing – their chosen area of expertise. However, at a time when creativity and ideas are vital to […]
In the legal industry, niche specialization can enable professionals to distinguish themselves as leading experts and make it easier for clients to decide who to work with. This is why some of the most successful law firms in the country are the ones that practice in a specific area of law. But it’s not just the attorneys who can specialize. How can a paralegal or legal secretary […]
From questioning witnesses on the stand or taking depositions, to conducting preliminary client interviews, or simply interacting daily with other colleagues, effective communication is critical to your success as a legal professional. Among the most important communication skills to master is asking questions effectively. We wrote previously about how to […]
“Typography matters because it helps conserve the most valuable resource you have as a writer — reader attention.” So says Matthew Butterick, a graphic designer-turned-lawyer who has authored a book called “Typography for Lawyers”, which seeks to bust a lot of presentational myths that persist in the legal profession, and […]