A collection of Quid Pro Quo company news and insights into the legal and corporate staffing industry.
Our last post examined "THE" In-House Counsel, and explored some of the top traits an attorney should have if working in a corporate legal department. This post is going to switch the focus a bit. We now consider "THE" law firm candidate. The following traits represent the most essential skills a lawyer should have if working for a firm... Continue Reading
There are many perks when it comes to attorneys working in-house for a corporate legal department. Just consider, for example, that these lawyers do not have to worry about billable hours and attracting new clients. But, the reality is that it takes a very particular lawyer to make a great in-house legal eagle. Further, in-house attorneys must possess certain skills that may not weigh as heavily for their law firm counter-parts. Five quickly come to mind... Continue Reading
Congratulations! You finally landed that new job you wanted and now your headed to a new law firm, or maybe even a new corporate legal department. What's your plan now? If this situation applies to you and you're struggling for an answer, please pay attention. There are several things a lawyer should plan for when taking a new position - this is no matter whether the position is in a firm or legal department. One of the most important plans should include connecting with your new employer and your new co-workers... Continue Reading
We recently discussed why attorneys should reject a counter-offer post resignation. While we received positive feedback on the article, we were also met with many questions on the resignation process itself. Since QUID PRO QUO never ignores candidate questions, we had to report back on what things lawyers should consider when resigning. The reality is that there are several important items to keep in mind and professionalism should always prevail... Continue Reading
E-discovery can encompass a complicated, and sometimes, a frustrating world. Luckily, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is one tool that helps simplify and ease the e-discovery process. The EDRM is essentially a framework that: (1) helps us better conceptualize e-discovery; and, (2) serves as guidance for gathering and working with electronic data during the legal process. The EDRM divides e-discovery into a workable nine phases. All nine do not have to get followed. Those using the EDRM can engage in some or all of them. Further, the nine steps can be followed out of order... Continue Reading