New Survey Says Paralegal Position Perfect for Introverts – Huh????

I've heard everything now.  According to an aol article (yes, aol.com), about the top ten positions perfect for introverts, the paralegal position is right up there with graphic artist and civil engineer.  Huh???? Here is what the article states: "As an introvert, finding a position where you can really shine while working on individual projects can seem challenging. But...

“Job satisfaction is high in the paralegal field”

Another gem of an article from LawCrossing which reports very good news for paralegals:"Many paralegals entering the workforce these days have high expectations. Steady salary increases, expanded workplace challenges, and broad benefits packages all contribute to robust paralegal employment opportunities and job satisfaction. "The paralegal profession is hailed as being one of the...

“Law firms looking for help”

Good news for job-hunting paralegals in this Philadelphia news article which cites a Robert Half Legal survey:"Despite the old joke asking what 1 million lawyers at the bottom of the ocean represent (answer: a good start), a recent national survey found that law firms and corporate legal departments actually need more attorneys. "California-based staffing service Robert Half Legal...

“Nearly Half of Law Offices Plan Staff Additions in Next 12 Months”

Great news! Particularly for "Litigation, Corporate Governance Experiencing Most Growth": "Law firms and corporate legal departments will be adding to their teams in the year ahead, a new survey shows. Forty-seven percent of attorneys polled said they plan to hire personnel in the next 12 months; just 2 percent of respondents anticipate staff reductions. Litigation, corporate...

Top U.S. Law Schools

See the online list of top law schools compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Also see the complete A-Z list. Of course, you'll get more info in the complete 2008 guide to U.S. law schools: Premium Online Edition Exclusive Rankings: All 191 law schools School Directory: The latest info on graduates' career prospects, starting salaries, admissions, and much more! Advanced Search: Custom...

“Chief Legal Officers Poised to Increase Use of Outside Counsel”

Good news that should mean more jobs for paralegals: "More than 25 percent of in- house law department leaders indicated that they will increase their use of outside counsel in the coming year, according to the Association of Corporate Counsel's 2006 Chief Legal Officer Survey . "This is a significant increase from 2005 when only 16 percent of respondents anticipated an increase in the...

Five Law Firms Make ‘Best Companies’ List

No, really, it's true! "Five law firms made Fortune magazine's list this year of the best 100 employers to work for -- one less than last year. "Alston & Bird, Arnold & Porter, Nixon Peabody, Perkins Coie and Bingham McCutchen held their ground. But Morrison & Foerster, the only California-based firm to make the 2006 list, dropped off the chart. "'It's a brisk...

Fulbright’s Third Annual Litigation Trend Survey Findings

Very interesting survey about litigation trends in the U.S. Number of lawsuits...ouch! "Here's a sample of the findings:Large U.S. companies face an average of 305 pending lawsuits. For the largest U.S. companies, those with $1 billion or more in annual gross revenue, the number of lawsuits soared to 556 cases, with an average of 50 new disputes emerging each year for close to half of...

“Top Ten Tips for Effective Utilization of Paralegals”

Seems like a good article to put here....right after that "lawyers resolve paralegal priorities among yourselves" post: "Paralegals have been part of the legal profession for roughly 30 years.  When utilized correctly , they are a significant benefit to a law firm or law department and its clients because they are able to handle both routine and sophisticated legal tasks that...

Survey: IP & M&A Still Hot Areas

Good to know where law client needs (& $$$) are headed: "Intellectual property as well as mergers and acquisitions are still red-hot practice areas, while insurance coverage and environmental law are cooling off, according to legal consultant Robert Denney's 18th annual 'What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession' report. "In addition, Denney said that interest in the Latin...