How to build attorney-level skills through legal advocacy work that stands out to hiring managers
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.
While obtaining a paralegal credential is a voluntary certification process that can improve a resume, it’s not an entry-level requirement to enter the field. Here are 8 reasons why paralegals should consider becoming certified.
In today’s digital age, the decrease in human engagement and growing popularity of virtual staffing has made it harder than ever to effectively communicate with colleagues. Here are some best practices to enhance communication at your firm:
All law firms need to bring in new clients and new matters in order to make money. Here’s our top tried and true strategies for “making it rain.”
Are you thinking about where your legal career might take you? Ask yourself where you want to go and determine what steps you need to take in the meantime, when developing your legal career plan.
Having the right tools is critical to building a successful law practice. In this guest post, One Legal’s newest Marketplace partner, UniCourt, highlights some quick ways to boost your practice while saving time and money.
Do you have any of the ‘6Cs’ of the legal professional? Do you have them all?
Law firms are competitive places. Even for the most qualified among us, there can be endless hurdles. Consider these six tips on what not to do when interviewing with a new firm.
Are you well-versed in all the legal technology that law firms need to succeed? Check in on the top technology skills every paralegal needs to know.
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your profession? Here are some examples of ways that paralegals are changing the world, one step at a time.
Good interpersonal skills are one of the most important characteristics of a successful legal professional. Whether we’re meeting with clients, attempting to persuade a judge or jury, or simply negotiating law firm life, solid interpersonal skills are critical to career success. Unfortunately, not everybody was born with a knack for […]
A typical legal team is made up of a variety of individuals who fill a number of roles, including lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, legal secretaries, and other staff members. The attorneys have the ultimate responsibility for the cases handled, and the rest of the team members typically have a wide […]
No matter how much experience they have, paralegals can no more consider themselves “experts” in the law than attorneys can. Changes happen every day, and the law is a moving target, so there will always be more to learn about statutes and legal precedent in the nation and in your […]
In the legal industry, and just about everywhere else, the Portable Document Format (PDF) is the gold standard of file formats, used globally to carry the permanence of a paper document into the digital space. Developed in 1992 by Adobe, the goal was to make the PDF a secure digital […]
In the past, the duties of those who worked in the legal industry were pretty clearly defined. The lawyers represented the clients, the paralegals (sometimes known as legal assistants) assisted the lawyers with their cases, and the legal secretaries answered the phone and did clerical work. But thanks to the […]