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Section Newsletter Articles on Law Office Management - Hiring

Identifying and recruiting firm leadership By Alex Rechenmacher Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2018 Looking for someone to steer the ship? Author Alex Rechenmacher identifies four types of potential recruits for your firm's top positions. 
Finding, hiring and retaining top law firm associate attorneys: Are you getting the right associates on the bus for the long term? By John W. Olmstead, Jr. Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, November 2013 Have you really discussed with your associates their interests in equity ownership?
Bringing in new law firm partners: Strategies for minimizing your risk By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2013 Just because the associate has been a good associate does not mean that the associate will be a good partner—the relationship will be different.
Supply, demand and the future of your law firm By Andrew G. Vaughn Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2012 Each year between 2010 and 2020, using the most generous projections, there will be an average of 23,530 legal jobs created. Each year between 2010 and 2020, there will be an average of 33,827 graduates of law schools who pass the bar exam. That is a surplus of 10,297 lawyers who have passed the bar exam each year or a total surplus of 102,970 by the year 2020.  
Law firm partner compensation By John W. Olmstead Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2011 Can compensation make a difference in a partner's motivation, performance, and contribution to the firm?
Pay your law firm employees properly or risk falling into a financial snakepit By James B. Zouras Administrative Law, May 2010 What may begin as a simple misunderstanding—a poorly-handled layoff or even a workers’ compensation matter—can turn into an unexpected and costly nightmare for the employer. As is often the case, a small nugget of prevention can equal a goldmine of cure.
The hiring process—Legal considerations By Michael R. Lied Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, March 2010 Some highlights of the law of hiring and employment-- A must-read for any attorney who is also an employer.
Needle in a haystack By Toby Paulose Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2009 An overview of the processes that recruiters use when looking for that special job candidate. Also included are some tips on what to look for in a resume and and the types of questions you should ask to get the information that you are looking for during a face to face interview..
Accommodating the religious needs of employees By Mel Muskovitz Business Advice and Financial Planning, June 2007 Over the past several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received an increase in the number of charges alleging religious discrimination.
What you may not ask By Thomas A. Bruno Bench and Bar, October 2006 Caselaw to consider when interviewing prospective employees.
The labor and employment top 10 By Richard L. Samson Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2005 Employers face an ever-increasing thicket of laws and regulations governing their workplaces.
Law clerks By Walter Kilgus General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2005 What do you do when a law student sends you a resume or merely stops into your office seeking summer employment?
Employment interviews—don’t ask any questions? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, August 2004 Tips to help you find the right employee.
Office management­ “preventive solutions no firm should be without” By Martine P. Jackson General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2002 Simple, inexpensive steps that can be implemented during the hiring process that can help an employer discover a not-so-favorable candidate prior to the commencement of the employment relationship.

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