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Check Those References

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?

By |2017-05-17T15:23:09-04:00October 3rd, 2012|Archives|0 Comments

How To Build Your Case For A Junior Lawyer

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?

By |2017-05-17T15:23:09-04:00September 27th, 2012|Archives|0 Comments

Mind the Gap

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?

By |2017-05-17T15:23:09-04:00September 19th, 2012|Archives|0 Comments