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Partnering with Your Legal Recruiter: How to Help Us Help You

Effective collaboration between organizations and their legal recruiters is key to a successful hiring process. We aim to foster relationships with our clients that are responsive, communicative, and adhere to terms of engagement, or else it can hinder our ability to deliver the best candidates. In this blog, we discuss how working closely with your legal recruiter not only streamlines the recruitment process but also enhances the quality of your hires.

Maximizing the Value of In-House Legal Teams

In today’s complex and rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations face increasing legal challenges and regulatory requirements. Recognizing the critical role of in-house legal capabilities can significantly enhance an organization’s ability to navigate these complexities and mitigate risks effectively.

Enhancing Your Legal Team: The Crucial Role of Exceptional Support Talent

In the legal field, the foundation of a successful firm extends beyond the prowess of its lawyers. The backbone of any thriving law firm or legal department is its robust support team. Law clerks, paralegals, and legal assistants are indispensable, ensuring seamless operations and contributing significantly to the organization’s accomplishments.

The Evolving Legal Executive Search Market: The Value-Added Retained Search Model

The legal industry is experiencing a notable transformation in its executive search practices. Organizations increasingly recognize the significance of adopting a retained search model for hiring top-tier legal executives. This article explores the growing trend towards retained search models in the legal executive search market, highlighting the benefits and market statistics that support this shift.

The Role of Legal Recruiters: How They Can Shape Your Organization

In the competitive world of legal talent acquisition, the right hire can make all the difference for your organization. Finding a lawyer who not only possesses the requisite skills but also aligns with your firm’s culture, values, and long-term goals can be challenging. This is where legal recruiters play a pivotal role. In this blog, we’ll delve into the importance of legal recruiters and how their expertise can help shape your organization.

The Power of Building a Diverse Legal Team

In this blog, we’ll delve into the significance of diversity in legal teams, explore strategies for fostering diversity in hiring, and highlight key initiatives and roles dedicated to promoting diversity within the legal industry.

Top 3 Misconceptions About Retained Search

There are common misconceptions surrounding retained search that often lead organizations to overlook its immense value. Let’s set the record straight and debunk the top three myths about retained search. Discover the truth about retained search and why it should be your go-to strategy for securing exceptional hires.

Unlocking Growth Potential: Hiring Lawyers for Specialized Legal Roles in Compliance, Risk Management, and Intellectual Property

As businesses navigate complex legal landscapes, the demand for lawyers with specialized expertise in compliance, risk management, and intellectual property has surged. By understanding the opportunities and benefits these roles offer, businesses can make informed decisions when seeking to hire lawyers to strengthen their legal teams and drive growth.

Winning the War for Talent: Strategies for Small and Mid-sized Law Firms

As small and mid-sized law firms compete for top talent in a job market dominated by big law, it’s crucial to have effective strategies to attract and retain the best legal professionals. At Life After Law, we understand the challenges faced by smaller firms in this competitive landscape. In this article, we will share strategies specifically tailored to small and mid-sized law firms to help them win the war for talent and build high-performing teams.

Women in the Legal Workplace

The legal industry has come a long way in terms of gender equality, but there is still much work to be done to level the playing field. We explore some practical strategies that firms and legal departments can use to create a more inclusive workplace for women, as well as the benefits of gender diversity and the future of women in law.

What to Consider For Your 2023 Hiring Strategy?

Faced with continuing labour shortages, fierce competition, and a world that – while starting to return to normal – is still very different from the one before the pandemic, many employers are thinking about what tactics they will need to consider for their 2023 hiring strategy.

Here are a few things to consider as you make your plans for the coming year.

2023 Job Market Predictions for Lawyers

The trend that we saw in 2022 of the job market for lawyers and legal executives being candidate-driven will continue into 2023. The competition for top candidates is still very fierce, and many firms have a particular need for mid-senior-level candidates. Additionally, lawyers with strong expertise in fields such as litigation, commercial law, real estate, employment, tax, and family law are in high demand. Therefore, candidates with experience and expertise in those fields have an advantage in the 2023 job market.

The Best Hiring Strategies for Law Firms and Organizations in Q4

Many law firms and organizations are already starting to look at their hiring needs for the year ahead. Some need to replace staff that have retired or left for another position. Some see their business growing and need to increase the number of staff that they have within the organization. And some need to hire for both reasons. But if your firm is considering hiring for Q4, there are some unique factors to take into consideration.

Tips for Finding a Legal Position Before the End of 2022

Whether you are just starting your legal career or ready to take the next step and move into a new position, job searching at the end of the year can seem like a challenging prospect. With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering whether it is even worth it to start looking for a job now or whether it is better to wait until the New Year. Here is what you need to know if you are looking for a legal position in Q4.

How to Keep Your LinkedIn Profile Up to Date

LinkedIn has grown to be the must-have social media platform for anyone looking to advance their career. With more than 722 million users, LinkedIn can prove a valuable tool for lawyers looking to attract new clients, make new professional connections, and become thought leaders in their field.

Acquisition International (AI) Magazine | 2013 Legal Awards winners OK

We are honoured to announce that Life After Law was selected to receive the Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award: Lawyer’s Choice for Alternative Recruitment.

With 2020 in the Rear View Mirror…

As 2020 draws to a close, I think it’s safe to say that this has been a year like no other!

Interview Pet Peeves & Tips

Check out our top pet peeves when interviewing a candidate!

Life After Law’s COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 has already affected so many people around the world, and at Life After Law, our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone that we work with.

Don’t Miss Out – Hiring in the time of Covid

We are hearing it in the news daily – the economy is starting to open in various stages

Alvaro Besa: Get to know our team

Get to know Alvero Besa, Recruitment & Operations Consultant at Life After Law.

Michaela Krell: Get to know our team

Get to know Michaela Krell, National Director at Life After Law.

Pearl Prokosh: Get to know our team

Get to know Pearl Prokosh, National Manager at Life After Law.

Randi Bean: Get to know our team

Get to know Randi Bean, CEO & Founder at Life After Law.

Complete Guide to Remote Recruitment & Onboarding

We are hearing it in the news daily – the economy is starting to open in various stages. Many of our clients are reaching out to us for advice on how and when to start a new search. We have also been busier than ever speaking to excellent candidates that are now looking for new […]

Resume Pet Peeves & Tips

See what our experts with 20 years of legal recruitment experience have to say!

Diversity and Inclusion in the Canadian Legal Market

The 2021 Chambers Canada -Leading Lawyers Ranking, one of the most prestigious legal rankings in the world was recently published.

A Star in The Storm: Finding the Ideal Candidate in a Less than Ideal Marketplace

The current marketplace has recently experienced a number of economic and cultural shock waves that have resulted in organizations having to reassess their hiring practices and needs.

The Importance of Understanding Company Culture In Recruitment

Company Culture is important because it speaks to how the people who are part of the Company feel about themselves, the work they do and the Company itself.

Young lawyers are increasingly saying no to big law firms because of the gruelling hours. Inside the efforts to woo them back.

As a law and MBA student at McGill University in 2018, Aly Haji watched several friends graduate and pursue their dream of landing jobs at prominent law firms— only to see them quit within a year or two.

How to Find the Best Talent Before the End of the Year

In today’s competitive talent market, finding the right hire can be difficult at any time of year. But if you have positions that you need to fill at the end of the year, it can be especially challenging – after all, who wants to work during the holidays?

Yes, You Can Find a Great Job Placement in December!

With the holiday season in full swing, you may feel like it is time to put the job search on pause. After all, companies are reaching their year-end, and perhaps hiring is not the first thing on their mind anyway. But if you are looking to make a bold career move, then December can actually be a great time to ramp up – not slow down – your job search.

2022 Job Market Predictions for Lawyers

2022 will be a job seeker’s market across a range of industries and that includes the legal industry as firms compete to hire the best talent. While early on in the pandemic, many law firms were just struggling to survive, a backlog of cases plus challenges to restrictions means that now law firms are looking to expand and position themselves for long-term growth.

What to Consider in Your 2022 Hiring Strategy

2022 has barely begun and already law firms are finding that attracting and retaining talent is going to be challenging this year. Over the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many lawyers began to re-evaluate their priorities and seek out a better work-life balance as various restrictions and regulations brought with them an increased […]

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers Podcast with Randi Bean and Paula Price

Every day, we see lawyers looking to make a change, and often for something different from traditional legal practice. Recently, Randi Bean joined Paula Price on The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers podcast to share her story about leaving private practice and founding Life After Law

How We Help Law Firms and Organizations with Their Challenging Hires

Finding the right legal talent for your firm or organization can be daunting. The talent competition is extremely fierce, and young legal professionals know that they’ve got options for choosing the next step in their career path. Many organizations and firms currently have postings sitting empty for months simply because those postings are not reaching – or not appealing to – the right slate of candidates.

How to Market Yourself to Stand Out from Other Legal Professionals

When you are a legal professional applying for your dream position, you know that the competition will be fierce. You also know that many of your competitors for the job may well have similar qualifications and resumes to yours. So, what can you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd? Lots actually!

Retaining Top Legal Talent at a Company or Law Firm

Since the pandemic, the job market has shifted significantly. Candidates still compete with each other to get the best jobs, but more and more, the real competition is between employers competing with each other to get the best talent. In short, it is a candidates’ market.

3 Proven Ways to Speed up the Hiring Process

Law firms and other companies that hire for legal positions are finding themselves in a position that they may not have been in before. Instead of top candidates vying for a position in their firms, they find they are having to compete more with other firms to get those candidates.

Salary Negotiation for Legal Professionals

When considering taking on a new position at a legal firm, salary negotiation can feel like a tricky process. On the one hand, you don’t want to appear overly greedy and cause the employer to pass you up for another candidate, but on the other hand, you want to have a strong and fair compensation package and not leave too much money or too many benefits on the table.