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August 17, 2018

Two keys to successfully onboarding lateral recruits

One of the recurring conversations I have in the market is on how to best keep new team members properly engaged beyond the initial ‘honeymoon’ period of …

August 10, 2018

Four tips for finding a legal mentor

As a new associate or articling student, finding a mentor can be a top priority to get your legal career started on the right foot. Generally, we …

August 3, 2018

Top three mistakes law firms make when hiring in a tight market

  This year has marked a noticeable shift in our legal market, nationwide. Legal recruiting firms are finally seeing the market shift from an “employer’s market” to …

August 1, 2018

Conquer your legal job interview jitters using mindfulness

You’re not alone if you find interviews stressful. Many of us have experienced going into panic mode – sweaty palms, weak knees, mind and heart racing, tightness …

July 25, 2018

How AI is changing the recruitment landscape

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is on its way to lending a helping hand when it comes to solving the problems of human capital management, recruitment (yes, …

July 19, 2018

How to respond when an interviewer asks: Do you have any questions?

As legal recruiters, we know all too well that an interview is a two-way street. Your interviewer will ask you questions to learn about you and your skills. In …

July 12, 2018

Four reasons you didn’t get the job offer

As a legal recruitment firm, we do our best to provide candidates with post-interview feedback from our clients. Some feedback is more obvious, like when a candidate …

July 11, 2018

Competition for legal talent on the rise: Another reason for progressing women in law

We continuously hear that for many years women have outnumbered men in law schools; however, men continue to outnumber women, often by substantial margins, in senior positions …

July 5, 2018

Exploring your legal career options while family planning

On a personal level, fatherhood has been a humbling and exciting adventure that has deepened my empathy for lawyers who are sharing or about to share this …

July 3, 2018

What to do if you can’t answer a question in a job interview

We’ve all been there. You landed the interview and then you are asked a question that you did not expect. Hiring managers ask questions to get to …

June 29, 2018

Featured Legal Opportunity: Seaspan General Counsel Vancouver

Check out this video for our newest General Counsel search with Seaspan, the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space based in Vancouver. We are …

June 28, 2018

Considerations when finding and managing outside legal counsel

  An interesting perspective for in-house counsel, with good tips on how to identify and manage external counsel by two senior in-house counsel at leading institutions. Notably, …

June 27, 2018

Legal recruitment Canada: mid-year market update

Hard to believe we are halfway through 2018 already!  The legal recruitment market continues to move at a rapid pace, with demand notably on the uptick for …

June 21, 2018

How to navigate multiple job offers

Having multiple job offers may seem like an enviable, exciting, and validating situation, but it can also be stressful when each offer appears equally enticing and you …

June 19, 2018

Ask a legal recruiter: Is it too early in my career to make a move?

I was recently speaking with a high-caliber associate lawyer based in Toronto. He practices in what most people would consider a “small Bar” with an intimate community …

June 14, 2018

How diversity is impacting recruitment

As a leading legal recruitment firm in Canada, we make it our mission to stay on top of the issues that impact the legal profession. Diversity has …

June 11, 2018

5 questions to decode law firm culture

I recently listened to a podcast that advised that you need to “date” your next employer before you make a move. The podcast suggested you should get …

June 5, 2018

Making the most of legal conferences

Legal industry conferences are frequently an integral part of a lawyer’s professional development: they are often a primary means of obtaining the requisite continuing legal education requirements …

June 4, 2018

BC perspective on growing presence of blockchain technologies

Great article by BC Business recently on the blockchain space.  Interesting to see the BC perspective on the growing presence of blockchain and cryptocurrency in the global …

May 29, 2018

What can I expect when interviewing for an in-house counsel role?

Candidates often ask us legal recruiters about the differences between interviewing for in-house counsel roles versus interviewing for positions at law firms. In private practice, though firms …

May 25, 2018

Featured Legal Opportunity: Polymath General Counsel Toronto

Check out this video for our latest General Counsel search with Polymath, a leading blockchain technology company based in Toronto. We are currently working with Polymath to …

May 24, 2018

Why the candidate’s interview experience matters

  Let’s examine a common scenario in the hiring world: Your hiring manager rushes to fill a position and you’ve been tasked to oversee the selection process. …

May 23, 2018

In-House Counsel Client Success Stories: GFL Environmental

GFL Environmental Inc. is a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions. They are the only major diversified environmental services company in North America offering services in solid …

May 16, 2018

Hiring in-house counsel? Ask these three questions when assessing candidate fit

I am frequently asked to assist our in-house legal department clients in preparing them for interview with their finalist candidate(s). In particular, they often look for key …

May 14, 2018

Reinventing the Interview Process

The traditional candidate interview: the perfect time for the law firm or in-house legal department to ask a candidate about their skills and experience to see if …

April 26, 2018

A message to junior lawyers: How to know when to break general career rules

As a legal recruitment consultant, one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of my job is helping lawyers test their career-related assumptions. This is especially true …

April 24, 2018

Soft skills that set great lawyers apart from the rest

Soft skills, also known as transferable or professional skills, can help distinguish top legal talent from the rest of the talent pool. Certain soft skills complement lawyers’ …

April 19, 2018

Compensation trends from the 2018 In-House Counsel Compensation Report

Our in-house compensation survey results are now officially available, and we are travelling the country to speak with in-house counsel across Canada about our findings from the …

April 17, 2018

A simple but effective step towards diversity in the legal profession

A recent Thomson Reuters study (2018 State of Corporate Law Departments) of more than 1,000 reviews of law firm performance revealed that male and female lead partners perform …

April 12, 2018

Questions to ask yourself before making a move in-house

Are you contemplating moving in-house? Make sure you ask the right questions prior to taking the leap. Many private practice lawyers contemplate moving in-house at some point …