According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics there are approximately 285,600 paralegals in the United States ( US Department of Labor, 2018).The majority of paralegals often work in law firms, however, some work in other industries. One thing that is often overlooked is the importance of a good paralegal. It should be noted that the role of a paralegal varies from firm to firm and thus the term paralegal is ambiguous.
Six Major Mistakes to Avoid When Conducting Electronic Discovery
The practice of law can be a delicate dance, with each step choreographed to steer clear of landmines and potholes.
Four Reasons for Investing in an Administrator to Lighten the Managing Partner’s Load
It’s a common grievance among managing partners and other law firm leaders – the tasks of running a business while also practicing law are too much to bear together.
As a law firm, it’s important to provide excellent service to your clients. However, in order to do so, you must also ensure that your associates and junior partners are happy. Therefore, in order to provide high quality legal representation, all law firms should strive to create work environments that foster employee satisfaction and growth. Below are some tips on how to make your law firm a great place to work.
Millennials Share of the Workforce is Growing
Current estimates indicate that about one third of the US workforce is already comprised of millennials, and in response many industries including law firms should rethink traditional approaches to management and retention strategies. In the past, many attorneys who joined firms early in their career would stay for decades before moving to another firm. However, millennial attorneys are much more likely to switch jobs shortly after joining a firm, and have earned a reputation as "job-hoppers."