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Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview

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On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job… Read More »

Categories: 2012 Student Issue 1, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Recruiting and retaining top talent

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Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success when candidates approach our firm about a lateral move, they all tend to ask a variation of the following questions: which firm is the best for me? Which will make… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Features, Firm Management, Legal Careers

Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview

hand extended to shake

On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Features, Legal Careers

Insurance implications of lawyer transfers & practice structures

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Lawyer mobility is now taken for granted: The days of spending one’s whole career in a single practice setting are long gone. Consider these scenarios: Scenario one: A lawyer previously in practice elsewhere joins a new firm. A claim is made based on work completed at the previous firm, but received only after the lawyer… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Legal Careers

Book review: Three titles on recruiting and keeping lawyers and partner departures

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The practicePRO Lending Library has more than 100 practice management titles available to Ontario lawyers free of charge. Here are three titles that make for great additional reading for the topics covered in this issue of LAWPRO Magazine. Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent by… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Book Review, Firm Management, Legal Careers
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