IMPROVE CLIENT SATISFACTION WITH ONE STEP

2019-04-23T09:30:09-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Client Services, Legal Industry|

Most firms value close relationships with their clients. Each positive interaction leads to greater job satisfaction on the part of the client and greater investment on the part of the attorney. In fact, many firms work hard to cultivate these strong, mutually beneficial relationships. Over the past year, one tactic to improve client satisfaction has [...]

HOW TO BECOME A MORE PRODUCTIVE PARALEGAL

2019-04-09T10:35:06-07:00April 9th, 2019|Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Productivity is one of the most valuable skills that you’ll ever master. Eliminating distractions and maximizing output is critical to a successful career. Unfortunately, it can be easy for paralegals to become overburdened by the minutiae, leading to a lapse in productivity. Today, we’re sharing some tips to help you reclaim your day! Cut to [...]

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT WHEN YOU WORK AT A LAW FIRM

2019-03-26T09:30:09-07:00March 26th, 2019|Careers, Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

Across industries, employees report occasional feelings of exhaustion, stress, and helplessness. Taken together, these feelings are more commonly known as – “burnout.” While burnout can affect an individual in virtually any position, legal professionals are particularly vulnerable due to their high-stress and intellectually demanding caseloads. To help you avoid burnout, we asked members of our [...]

ATTRACTING THE TOP LEGAL ASSOCIATES TO YOUR LAW FIRM

2019-03-12T08:00:18-07:00March 12th, 2019|Careers, Digital, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

In an increasingly competitive job market, many law firms have begun to evaluate their strategy for attracting new associates in the coming year. From recent graduates to exceptional entry-level transfers, building a strong team requires more than just a well-timed offer. If you’re planning to hire new associates in 2019, these tips can help you [...]

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR CCPA REQUIREMENTS?

2019-02-26T12:23:40-08:00February 26th, 2019|Digital, Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

As we enter 2019, many California law firms, corporations, and businesses must turn their attention to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Much like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the CCPA will set forth new requirements for securely handling consumer data. Due to the specific qualification criteria of the law, many of [...]

3 TRUTHS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

2019-02-05T09:00:02-08:00February 5th, 2019|Employee Enrichment, Legal Industry, News|

The legal field is full of unique individuals with different specialties and skill sets. From attorneys to court reporters, each career path offers different opportunities and challenges. However, despite these differences, some universal truths will likely resonate with every legal professional. In this blog article, we’re sharing three of these truths to help you better [...]

OPTIMIZING YOUR FIRM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF LAWYERS

2018-11-27T12:00:52-08:00November 27th, 2018|Careers, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

If you’ve scrolled through social media recently, you’ve probably seen a fair number of think-pieces about millennials. Law schools continue to produce exceptionally talented millennial graduates. In order to attract the most promising candidates, you may find yourself asking: how can I make my firm more attractive to the next generation?   Encourage collaboration While [...]

MAINTAINING ETHICAL CONDUCT IN DEPOSITIONS

2018-11-20T13:00:41-08:00November 20th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, News|

In any legal proceeding, maintaining the highest ethical standards is critical. While an aggressive approach might unsettle some witnesses or counsel, it is ultimately in your best interest to minimize potential conflict. It’s best to behave kindly and warmly to all parties present. To ensure your deposition goes smoothly, here are our top 3 rules [...]

HOW TO HAVE A RESTORATIVE VACATION AS A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL (AND WHY YOU SHOULD)

2018-11-13T12:00:12-08:00November 13th, 2018|Employee Enrichment, Holidays, Legal Industry, News, Personal Wellness, Self-Care|

“I can’t take time off because there’s no one else who can cover for me!” “If I leave for a week, my boss will think I’m replaceable!” “I have to skip vacation so that I can finish all my work!” Do any of these phrases sound familiar? Statistically, they should! The truth is, America is [...]

HOW A SINGLE COURT REPORTING SERVICE IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY

2018-11-06T16:00:23-08:00November 6th, 2018|Depositions, Legal Industry, Legal Technology, News|

It’s no secret that practice makes perfect! The more frequently you perform a task, the more efficient you become. Although many of us live by this colloquialism in our personal lives, the concept is rarely applied to court reporting services. At First Legal, we have decades of experience in the legal industry. That experience has [...]