Whether you are a law firm leader or a legal recruiter, you can attract and retain great talent by creating a culture that promotes employee productivity, comradery and well-being. Considering the long hours that attorney and their support staff spend together, employee engagement should be a priority in a law firm. When you take steps to engage your employees, you will retain valuable talent and will save the firm the cost of high turnovers. There are several, easy ways to increase employee productivity and overall happiness in their respective role in your firm. Here are some areas to focus on that will attract new candidates and benefit your employees as well your firm.
The mental health crises among attorneys is almost epidemic with statistics showing that many are suffering from addiction and depression. According to the ABA Researchers likewise found some interesting demographic data about mental health among attorneys
As a successful female attorney, there will be subtle challenges that the opposite sex will not have to face. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to face and overcome small challenges that will appear. Let’s look at few simple everyday ways you can advance your legal career while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
Most lawyers rely on referral sources to expand their practice, but when building referral relationships, many lawyers are concerned that they cannot refer much business back. With a little creativity and effort, you can stay on the radar of your referral sources and gain a few clients you normally would not be able to on your own.
There are many reasons that you might have joined a large law firm after graduating from law school. Among them was the opportunity to work among the best and work on cases that will bring valuable legal experience. But as you progress in your legal career, your needs and desires may change due to other areas in your life, including family and other interests. This is particularly true if you are seeking a healthier life and work balance.
It is not unusual for an attorney to wake up in the middle of the night with case briefs or filing deadlines on the mind. It happens to the healthiest of lawyers. Once in a while is fine, but not so much if it becomes a nightly habit. Sometimes legal professionals need to be reminded that loss of sleep, especially long-term, is never a good work habit.
Ideally you should have a crisis communications plan in place before you ever need it. It should be part of your reputation management to deal with sensitive situations. It will make a difference in how clients, prospects, recruits and the general public views your firm in the aftermath.
Technology is not new, but it evolves, and the new wave of millennial attorneys have made a profound effect in the legal industry. The expectation for more tech, working smarter, not harder has led to a more permanent way of lawyering that we believe is here to stay.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. It begins and ends at about the same times every year. Symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months.
The holiday season offers seemingly endless opportunities to network at parties and charity events. It is the perfect venue for relaxed and open potential clients offering a golden opportunity to introduce yourself and the legal solutions you provide. With a little research beforehand, you can decrease awkward social interaction using a bit of technology and memorizing your 30-second elevator speech.