The Dawg Blog is a collection of Law Dawgs company news and insights into the legal and corporate staffing industry.
Numerous legal professionals, at some point in their careers, will take on a temporary legal job - or maybe even several. Temp legal work is a huge component of the legal industry and there is nothing wrong or unfavorable about these opportunities. The converse is actually true - they can be extremely rewarding and result in quality experience. But a difficulty sometime creeps in with listing these positions on a resume. Breath easy people, for we are here to help!.. Continue Reading
Excelling as a legal professional takes a plethora of traits, skills, and abilities. But, in all of this mixture, there are four main skills that every person working in the legal industry must possess -and must constantly seek to improve on. This message applies to attorneys, paralegals, legal administrators, and legal support staff. While the skills are pretty simple in nature, their possession makes for an outstanding legal candidate... Continue Reading
A person cannot become a paralegal overnight. The reality is that he/she must have an appropriate educational background for the job. In addition, many firms and corporate legal departments will want to see some type of additional experience on an applicant's resume. Finally, it is critical for every potential paralegal to be able to show to an employer skills and abilities required of all paralegal professionals... Continue Reading
Looking for a new job can be downright brutal at times. The process is time-consuming, stressful, and it often does not generate the leads a legal professional may want. If you're striking out as of late in the job search department, make sure you're not committing one of the mistakes below. Avoiding these will undoubtedly help when the going gets tough. This is true for every type of legal professional - from lawyers to paralegals to legal support personnel to legal administrators... Continue Reading
Most everything in life has good aspects and bad. Temporary and permanent employees are no exception. The reality is that both types of professionals have the potential to boost the business of a law firm and/or corporate legal department. However, the converse holds true - there are times when hiring either a temp or permanent employee might be unfavorable. It's critical, therefore, for legal employers to know the good and bad associated with each so that they can make the right decision for their business... Continue Reading