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Our "Are You Pretty Enough..." article was featured in Fortune Magazine!

“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

So many of us have endured some form of discrimination during a hiring process or on the job. Chere's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" article created a lot of emotion. So much so that Fortune Magazine wrote and article about our article!

Chere Estrin’s expertise tapped by Wall Street Journal for insight on Legal Staffing wage growth.

Many workers in the law industry, burned out from 90-hour weeks and holiday hours, left during the pandemic, said Chere Estrin, who runs a legal staffing firm.A lot of law firms “are in a panic because they can’t get people to do the work,” Ms. Estrin said. “I have never seen anything like this.”

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Breaking The Chains Of Hierarchy: Why ‘Nonlawyer’ Must Go

In the ever-evolving landscape of the legal profession, certain terminologies and labels can shape perceptions and the dynamics within legal teams. One such term, “nonlawyer,” has sparked considerable debate with the recent Petition for the American Bar Association (ABA) to Cease Using the Term “Nonlawyer.” To explore this topic, Chere Estrin, a seasoned legal professional and thought leader, will share her insights on why the term “nonlawyer” is problematic and how it impacts the legal community.

Above The Law's Olga V. Mac explores the issue with Chere Estrin

Back in Wall Street Journal Again!

Chere shares story of HUGE Interviewing Fail!

"I always tell candidates to not interview in their bedroom: it’s too personal, people get uncomfortable."

"But she said she didn’t have another place to interview. So...."

Brew Ha-Ha: How a Cup of Joe Became a Close Encounter with a Canine Catastrophe

As I strolled towards the cafe, I couldn't shake the feeling of excitement....
Little did I know, fate had a twisted sense of humor that day.
....the pit bull suddenly veered towards me, its eyes fixed on me like I was a mailman with a bone-shaped package!

Non-Lawyer? More Like Non-Starter: Why Using the Term Is a Jab at Equality and Dignity”

Legal Apartheid: The Poisonous Impact of the 'Non-Lawyer' Label on Professional Equality

There is a petition going around to strike the term "non-lawyer" from use by the ABA.

I can't help but stick my two cents in:
"The use of the term "non-lawyer" creates an artificial hierarchy within the legal profession. It implicitly suggests that only licensed attorneys hold value or expertise within the legal realm, while others are relegated to a subordinate status."  Rich Bracken, DeAnna Papedis, Legal io

Balancing the Scales: Strategies for Addressing Pay Compression in Law Firms

During the pandemic, candidates were so tough to get, many firms were paying signing or hiring bonuses. We saw those bonuses for paralegals and occasionally legal assistants go anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 depending upon specialty or years of experience. Those days are long gone. Yet, the higher salaries remain. For those firms who managed to get through the pandemic with little turnover, you are probably now in a pickle, just like my friend’s firm.

The Underpaid Paralegal

Are you feeling like an underpaid paralegal? As paralegals, it’s our job to provide support to attorneys and clients, dedicating countless hours to research, investigation, drafting, and client engagement.

You serve as the point of contact when the attorney is not available. You also put in just as much dedication and effort into every case as the attorney.

How often have we heard someone say, “You’re the one leading this whole operation behind the attorney…”