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March 20, 2019

What Your Legal Recruiter Needs to Know About You

Reasons for seeking a new opportunity   There’s a vast number of reasons for seeking a new role: firm culture, lack of advancement opportunities, management style, firm …

March 8, 2019

Hiring in a Hot Market

One of the most common questions I get from our clients is “what’s the secret to a great hire in a hot market?” In a hypercompetitive market …

March 1, 2019

Striving for Gender Balance in the Legal Profession

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter, which promotes gender balance in boardrooms, government, media coverage, wealth, and the list goes on.  Gender balance is not …

February 20, 2019

How to manage your performance review feedback

Do you remember the feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when it came time for your teacher to hand out report cards? It didn’t …

February 13, 2019

Fostering emotional culture in the workplace – Part 2

In part one of our two-part series, we discussed the importance of emotional culture. In part two, we explore methods to improve emotional culture in the workplace …

February 7, 2019

Fostering emotional culture in the workplace – Part 1

Culture is the invisible force that shapes your firm’s success and helps you retain star performers that give your organization a competitive edge in the market.   …

February 5, 2019

How can a legal recruiter benefit my career?

Looking for a new position can be a full-time job, from networking and researching job postings to writing resumes and cover letters to interviewing and following up …

January 31, 2019

The articling experience: Expectations vs. reality

There is a notion that law school does not prepare you for the actualities of legal practice. The disconnect is discovered once you are submerged in the …

January 26, 2019

A three-stage process for law career success

At the end of each year, or the beginning of a new year, I always recommend that lawyers take stock of their careers and position themselves for …

January 17, 2019

Best of 2018: Legal career tips

In the last of our “Best of 2018” blog post series, we’ve compiled our top posts focused on helping you navigate your legal career. Written by our …

January 16, 2019

Succession planning: Why it’s critical now more than ever

Succession planning isn’t a simple process, but it is one that is crucial to ensure the future of your law firm’s organizational success. As a legal recruitment …

January 10, 2019

Best of 2018: Top legal talent management tips

Help set your law firm or legal department up for hiring success in 2019 by digging into our best legal talent management posts, including the most common …

January 8, 2019

The perks of cultivating social wellbeing at the office

When we think of our own wellbeing, we often think of physical wellness. However, we also need to consider social and relational aspects in order to get …

January 4, 2019

Best of 2018: Top trends in legal recruitment

What were the biggest trends in the Canadian legal recruitment industry for 2018? If you’ve followed our blog over the last year, it will come as no …

December 13, 2018

Our 7 most popular blog posts of 2018

From interview tips to compensation predictions, and everything in between, our team has written a lot of blog posts over the last twelve months. As we approach …

December 7, 2018

Why workplace wellness matters

We spend a lot of time at work. In fact, the average full-time lawyer works about 50 hours per week (according to Clio’s 2018 Legal Trends Report). …

November 30, 2018

Predictions for the Canadian legal profession in 2019

In 2018, we saw technology and globalization continue to drive the world’s economy forward, Apple and Amazon raced to the $1 trillion market cap (Apple won), and …

November 29, 2018

How to address a gap in your legal career

There are many reasons why someone may decide to take a break from their legal career. But no matter the reason, knowing how to address these empty …

November 16, 2018

The importance of a strong candidate-recruiter relationship

“I am very impressed with the quality of candidates you found on such short notice” is a compliment we often receive from our clients. Before a search …

November 8, 2018

How millennials define work-life balance

As a legal recruitment consultant, who works remotely, the conversation of work-life balance is one that often comes up when speaking with candidates. Millennials now make up …

November 7, 2018

Tips for choosing your legal career path after law school

There are many factors one should consider when choosing a legal career path after law school. Here are our top tips for navigating the legal landscape as …

November 2, 2018

2018 Legal Recruitment Trends: Takeaways from our national industry conference

Earlier this month, I attended the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) national conference, hosted in New York at the new offices of White & Case …

October 31, 2018

How to answer the most common interview question

“So, tell me more about yourself…” On the face of it, answering this interview question seems easy enough. After all, you just have to talk about your …

October 25, 2018

Why you should embrace culture add over culture fit in your hiring process

Imagine this scenario: you are tasked with hiring an in-house lawyer for your organization. After a few interviews, you find a promising candidate with the right knowledge …

October 19, 2018

Business development checklist for lawyers

As a lawyer, you are required to network and gain business development skills to help build your successful career. Below is a checklist to help you build …

October 17, 2018

Congratulations, you got a second interview! Here’s what to expect.

You did it! You managed to impress the law firm you interview with and you’ve been asked to come back for a second interview. You might be …

October 12, 2018

Common mistakes hiring managers should avoid in legal recruitment

Hiring can be an exhaustive process and hiring managers are not immune to making mistakes during the legal recruitment process. Regardless of background and experience, we are …

October 10, 2018

Top Four Compensation Predictions for In-house Counsel in 2019

This year has been very busy for the legal profession, both in private practice and in-house. Workflow did not slow down over the summer months and the …

October 5, 2018

Time management tips for law associates

Often, when my desk gets busy, I find myself wondering if I am doing the right thing at the right time. Legal recruiters manage multiple searches in …

September 27, 2018

Featured Legal Opportunity: Methanex Corporate Counsel Vancouver

Check out this video to learn more about our newest Corporate Counsel Search with Methanex, the world’s largest producer and marketer of methanol, headquartered in Vancouver. We are …