3rd Article Awarded a Best Article Award for 2022!

. Are You Pretty Enough For Your Job? Originally Posted on here November 19, 2021 (republished by Paralegal Brief in early 2022) by Chere Estrin Editors Note: This article struck a chord with many of our readers resulting in a huge outpouring of comments.  It even spawned an article in Fortune Magazine. Some time back, I was on the cover of a legal trade publication. I was so excited. The...

Put an End to “Progressive” Discipline 

Jathan Janove  As a former labor and employment law attorney, I’ve taken issue with the popular employee disciplinary tool commonly referred to as “progressive discipline.” In my view, it’s a pernicious contradiction in terms. Here’s what I published on this topic with SHRM. I advocate replacing conventional employee disciplinary policy with the following three communication...

Another One of Our Articles Awarded a Best Article Award!

. Adding Value To The Firm – Are You In Or Out? Originally Posted on May 18, 2022 by Nora Boghossian We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? “You are going to have to kick me out, because I’m not going anywhere.” I remember saying that to my boss one day. They knew my loyalty to the firm. I showed it by keeping myself apprised of...

One of Our Articles Awarded a Best Article Award!

. Two Unbelievable Reasons Why Paralegal Resumes Get Tossed Originally Posted on January 19, 2022 by Chere Estrin Are You Guilty of This? By Chere B. Estrin Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Let’s talk turkey. I hear over and over from paralegals...

Do You Know Your Value?

by Sonya Sigler “Who are you?” asked Bill Campbell, Intuit’s CEO at the time I was sitting in his office discussingbusiness schools. I fumbled around for an answer, meandering all over the place, feeling not atall sure I had answered his question. Next he asked, “Who is Sonya Sigler?” Yeah, this question just confirmed that I really hadn’tanswered his first question. More fumbling...

Could Your Boss’ Boss Describe What You Do?

by Sonya Sigler Have you seen a colleague get promoted over you and wondered why? Or thought to yourself, ‘What are they doing that I’m not?’ The truth of the matter is that they know how to self-promote. I know, we’ve all been given messages that self-promotion is bad, or it feels icky and profoundly uncomfortable. That means we don’t do it, or we avoid it, or if we attempt it, we do...

Being Clear About What You Want

Having a goal matters for your career path and for your continued success. by Sonya Sigler I worked for a crazy man who made our entire legal department miserable - with his micromanaging, his ever-changing priorities, the shifting directions that felt like quick-sand, and his Friday afternoon crisis that would ‘require’ working over the weekend to handle. Migraines, which I had never...

Chere Estrin named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders of Los Angeles

The team here at Estrin Report and Estrin Legal Staffing is very proud of Chere. Chere is a beautifully unique individual that not only seems to possesses what seems to be an unending supply of energy - she also has a heart of gold, with what a spirit that radiates enthusiasm and encouragement for others. She encourages others to grow, to be better and reach their potential. She has invested a...

Emily Weber: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. This week, we feature Emily Weber of Foley & Lardner LLP. Emily Weber Managing PartnerFoley & Lardner...

Glenn Hendrix: How to Be a Top Lawyer in Your Field

By Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. This week, we feature Glenn Hendrix, chairman of Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta. Glenn Hendrix Chairman...