March 20, 2017 Legal Industry News

Would You Rather Be Smart Or Trustworthy?

They say you only have one chance to make a first impression. People size you up in seconds—but what exactly is being evaluated? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has said, that people make two judgments when they meet new acquaintances within a few seconds: First, they determine whether they can trust the new person....

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Qualities to Look for When Hiring

The legal market is changing and becoming more competitive. For legal employers, it is becoming increasingly important to distinguish one desirable candidate from another. There’s no reason that the standards from twenty years ago are the same standards today. Employers need to reassess who they hire, and consider reframing interview questions. Here are a few...

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March 16, 2017 Legal Recruiting

Meet the RMN Team: Teylor Newsome

Teylor is one of our legal recruiters who recently graduated from Clemson University where she was actively involved in various organizations and was awarded for her honors and achievements. She is currently enjoying her independence and time here in Atlanta before she pursues law school. Here are her answers to a few questions about the...

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March 15, 2017 Legal Industry News

Tips to Tidy Up the Office

Organization is important to an efficient, productive legal practice. Clients expect their lawyers to be organized—but let’s be honest…lawyers are only human. Having an organized work space allows an attorney to maximize the time that he or she has available to put towards producing great work product, marketing, or networking activities (the ingredients that grow...

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March 14, 2017 Legal Industry News

New Lawyers: Avoid these Newbie Mistakes

For lawyers, the learning doesn’t stop after law school. The curve remains steep, even after passing the bar. New attorneys spend a lot of time perfecting their work product and arguments, and may pay less attention to certain details of their work that seem trivial—only to learn that those details were not trivial. Here are...

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March 12, 2017 Legal Industry News

Why Start Ups Still Need Lawyers

The marketplace is ripe with new entrepreneurs and startups. While this is great for our economy, it brings a new set of legal challenges and questions. Technology has reshaped legal practice and given rise to the threat of lawyers losing their roles to automated machines that can generate templates. New businesses tend to not prioritize...

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March 9, 2017 Legal Industry News

You’re Hired! Now What?

You’ve finished the interview process and you’re hired! Congratulations! You deserve to hang your coat on your new office chair and you’re ready to get to work. Now you can take it easy, right? Not exactly. Even though you’ve signed the papers, remember that your new employer is still getting to know you. That first...

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March 8, 2017 Legal Industry News

Steps to Combat Stress and Burnout

The practice of law is exhilarating, fast-paced, and challenging. But as it is with all exhilarating, fast-paced, and challenging things, it is easy to be burned out, feel stressed, and to start hating your practice. Law firms are responding to this by starting to emphasize the wellness and individual well-being of their attorneys. Here are...

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March 7, 2017 Legal Industry News

Do Your Clients Think You Care?

Your clients are people, with human emotions. The ability to convey empathy to clients bring a lawyer’s efforts to life. As it is with any counselor or advisor, the client wants to know that the attorney cares. Here’s a simple checklist you can reference to see whether you show clients that you care: Listen Do...

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