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The Lawyers Weekly quotes Carrie Heller on the role of lawyer-managers.
Precedent Magazine quotes Carrie Heller's five smart strategic moves for making partner in its Partnership Guide.
The Lawyers Weekly quotes Louise Woollcombe on tips for acing an interview.
After spending great time and effort to identify a top candidate and present that person with an offer of employment, many companies have a tendency to rush or forgo the last, crucial step—the reference check. Reasons why vary, but often it’s because the hiring manager thinks (cynically) that a reference check won’t produce any useful information, so why bother?
You left private practice and joined a great corporation for a lot of reasons: the challenge of running a legal department, being part of a business, not just acting as a hired gun and the opportunity to immerse yourself in, and become an expert in, an attractive industry. Suddenly your company is firing on all cylinders and your work/life balance is suffering. You spend more and more time thinking about hiring a junior lawyer to share the workload. How do you make the case to your superiors that hiring a junior, especially in tougher economic times, is good for the company?
Congratulations. You made an offer of employment to a dynamic, young private practice lawyer and she accepted. Your new junior in-house lawyer will start in four weeks. You have just entered the gap period between acceptance of an offer and the start date. What should you do?
Carrie Heller is quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine on potentially lucrative practice areas for individual lawyers, as well as the hottest legal fields.