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September 12, 2017

How to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader in the Workplace

If you have ever come across a manager with great technical skills, but who also treated their staff poorly, you probably have an understanding of what Emotional ...
August 19, 2017

How Emotional Intelligence Influences Success at Work

Emotional intelligence (EI) at the top can be contagious. Team leaders with high EI are most likely to achieve the most collaborative and productive results. By inspiring ...
August 10, 2017

Legal Recruitment Agencies Canada Market Update – Summer 2017

Legal Recruitment Agencies Vancouver Update With the new NDP/Green Party coalition forming government in BC, we’ve noted some hesitation in the business and legal community, as we ...
August 9, 2017

Upward mobility for in-house counsel

We, as in-house legal recruitment specialists, are often asked by in-house counsel whether positions have any potential of upward mobility or how to achieve upward mobility within ...
August 3, 2017

The shifting track to law firm partnership

Is the law firm partnership track as appealing today as it was 10 or even 20 years ago? From our perch in the legal professionals’ recruitment space, ...
August 1, 2017

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean in the Legal World?

Many managers still downplay emotional intelligence (EI) as a “touchy-feely”, soft skill and in the legal industry it is no different. Lawyers have been taught to orient ...
July 28, 2017

Employers: How to choose a legal recruitment provider

The process of choosing a legal recruiting services provider has many similarities to retaining a lawyer. It can hinge on the circumstances, your particular issue, and budget, ...
July 28, 2017

Finding the right fit – it’s not all about a big name

Transitioning from a university Recruitment Officer to a legal recruitment consultant, I have noticed one common trend – the appeal of a big name. While the idea ...
July 26, 2017

Critical questions to ask before joining a partnership

It may be obvious to most lawyers when advising their clients who seek to enter a partnership that basic questions must be asked. What continues to amaze ...
July 25, 2017

Tips for Building Your Career Portfolio

Tips, from a legal recruitment consultant, on how to utilize your existing career portfolio to build your career in the future. Patience and flexibility. These are two ...
July 20, 2017

Know your worth: Getting the right job for the right value

As a specialist legal recruitment firm, we are often approached by candidates with questions concerning compensation and, particularly, around how to negotiate compensation or start the conversation ...
July 19, 2017

The Importance of Candid Conversations

One of the common laments I hear, as a legal recruitment consultant, from partners following the departure of a star associate is, “if they had only talked ...
July 14, 2017

How to Work with the Millennial Lawyer

Gen Y, or more commonly referred to as “millennials”, make up the largest generation of the workforce and are often misunderstood by employers. Most millennials are working ...
July 14, 2017

Are you a Giver or a Taker?

By the numbers, apparently only about a quarter of us are truly, by default, givers. As a legal recruitment consultant, I was intrigued by this statement. Professor ...
July 11, 2017

M&A Activity Remains Strong in Legal

M&A activity continues to remain strong for law firms, which means for those of us in legal professionals’ recruitment, keeping track of an ever-changing legal market landscape ...
July 6, 2017

Developing your kitchen cabinet

A kitchen cabinet is an age old political term that refers to a group of unofficial advisers to the holder of an elected office who are considered ...
July 5, 2017

Should I Stay or Should I go: Conscious Career Planning

You may have heard this from legal recruitment agencies before but it’s importance cannot be undermined: your legal career is one of the most important relationships in ...
June 27, 2017

Diversity in the legal profession: Are we there yet?

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the advancement of diversity in the legal profession. I am also proud ...
June 17, 2017

Do I have a future at my law firm if I don’t want to be partner?

This is a question we hear all too often as a legal recruitment services provider. The short answer: It depends on your specific circumstances, practice area and ...
January 10, 2017

Conscious effort necessary to improve retention of women in law

The retention of women in the legal profession has long been a topic for discussion. It has been the subject of many articles, seminars, and conferences; however, ...
October 18, 2017

CBA West 2017 Conference

The CBA West 2017 Conference takes place November 17-19 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This is an opportunity to gather, network, socialize and re-connect with colleagues, leaders ...
October 17, 2017

7th Annual Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards

The 2017 WILL Awards Dinner will be held on November 9 at the Westin Calgary. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and keynote speaker is The Honourable ...
October 17, 2017

Call for Nominations for the 2017 SABA Awards

The annual SABA Awards (being held on November 14, 2017) are one of the most prestigious legal awards in Toronto, celebrating the achievements of South Asian lawyers ...
October 13, 2017

FACL BC 6th Annual Gala

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) BC’s 6th Annual Gala takes place Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre (West). This year’s keynote speaker is ...
October 6, 2017

In-House Counsel Compensation and Career Survey – Complete the survey by November 8

To ensure you have access to current Canadian compensation data, The Counsel Network is partnering with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and Bramm Research to conduct ...
October 2, 2017

2017 Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards – Thank you!

The Counsel Network is thrilled to announce we have been named a preferred service provider for the 2017 Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Awards in the Legal Recruiter ...
October 2, 2017

2017 CBA Leadership Conference for Professional Women

The 2017 CBA Leadership Conference will bring together women to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face as the legal industry continues on a path of unprecedented change. ...