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How to Tackle Unconscious Biases

Everyone has these biases; here’s how you can keep them from seeping into your hiring process.

In 2018, a study revealed that racial and gender bias are still widespread within the legal industry. In fact, 63% of women of color reported that they had to go “above and beyond” to gain the same recognition as their coworkers. Furthermore, men of color and white women reported feeling like they were held to higher standards more often than white men.

Best Practices for Adopting Client-Driven Practice Tools

As legal tech continues to rise, how you approach these platforms is more important than ever.

More and more corporate clients are asking law firms to partner with them in using project management tools and other platforms to streamline their work together. For many administrators, this means not only learning how to use these platforms themselves but also coming up with ways to effectively train lawyers and staff on them.

Responding to Stressful Workday Situations

If we look closely at how we think throughout a workday, it turns out that for most of the day we’re simply bouncing from thought to thought — without much awareness of the quality of those thoughts.

Getting to the Bottom of Burnout

If you’re seeing signs of employee burnout, these tips can help you cut it off before it becomes a bigger problem.

Burnout is a tricky thing, and it feels like an even weightier term given the last year. You have to be on your toes when it comes to it, and when you least expect it, it can pause or even derail a career. If it’s happening with one of your firm’s lawyers, it can trickle down to the firm’s support staff.

How to Offer a Successful Long-Term Care Insurance Benefit

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) products and enrollment have gone through many twists and turns in the past 10 years. The question many law firms ask is “How do we successfully offer an LTC benefit?”

Raising the Value of Employee Reviews

Follow these 6 tips for effective performance management at your law firm.

Successful performance management should be a top priority for every law firm. But without the right plan and tools, the employee review process can be an administrative nightmare and can ultimately fall flat in its value to both the firm and its employees.

Poll: Mental Health and Your Workforce

The pandemic has caused burnout, stress, and different types of anxiety among professionals in every industry. Organizations are working to better understand the value that mental health and advocacy provides their teams.

Poll: Re-Opening Gaps

Time management is a critical success factor for all business development personnel, but many associations include their BD teams in a large amount of non-sales activity.

The Role of Tech in Client Communications

In the last year, many legal organizations have done a good job of focusing on their internal technological needs. But fewer have fully explored how technology can enhance their client relationships.

Pandemic Liability Protections Aren’t Immunity

Demonstrating proof that your law firm has complied with all applicable COVID-19 workplace safety protocols will be critical to a defense against lawsuits, insurance claims and affordable liability insurance coverage in the new normal. Like any risk management strategy, understanding the when, why and how can be daunting — especially in a scenario like an unprecedented pandemic, when guidelines and regulations were ever-changing and differed from state to state.