The Dawg Blog is a collection of Law Dawgs company news and insights into the legal and corporate staffing industry.
Attorneys are not the only legal professionals that have to decide whether they're built for life in a big law firm or a small firm. Paralegals must face the very same issue. While it typically gets uniquely resolved based upon the specific paralegal, a good argument can be made for why the big firm experience should get chosen. The truth is that there are advantages to working at a large law firm that are just not available, or less apparent, when compared to smaller firms. Five quickly come to mind... Continue Reading
The term "bio" is used to mean a legal professional's biography on either a firm or corporate legal department's website. The term also applies to a legal professional's summary on social media sites. The secret is that there are six key considerations that must get thought about prior to writing any bio or summary. And, these considerations apply to all types of legal professionals - from attorneys to paralegals to legal administrators to legal support staff... Continue Reading
Six seconds. According to several studies, this is the time hiring managers spend reviewing a resume before moving on to the next. With such limited time, legal professionals must make a quick impact and implementing buzzwords within a resume is a great way to help accomplish this feat. However, while some buzzwords may help your cause, others will crush it. Make certain you pick the right ones to make your resume shine... Continue Reading
A Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is a specific degree available for students and working professionals. It's designed to further those persons that could benefit from advanced legal knowledge and training, but don't ultimately want to become practicing attorneys. The degree could benefit paralegals, legal support personnel, and legal assistants. The question of whether an MLS is right for you and your career will depend on your job and your professional and career goals... Continue Reading
As we're sure you're all aware, an elevator speech, or elevator pitch, is a brief introduction of yourself that you can communicate relatively quickly. They're a necessity for: introducing yourself at interviews, gaining new clients, networking, CLE events, and well, for when you meet that big-wig in an elevator. If you don't have one already, you need one now.. Continue Reading