Do not ask leading questions in job interviews

Hiring law firm employees is a vital task. The employees you hire (or candidates you pass on) can go a long way toward the success of your law firm. One way to hire the best possible candidate is to hone your interviewing techniques. How an individual conducts a job interview is a critical skill for…

What is the average pay raise?

When you employ law firm employees, the question often arises about what is the kind of raise employees should be given. Oftentimes, the question can arise at the end of the year because many employees expect yearly raises. The question of what is the average raise is problematic. Law employees often have expectations. Many of…

Do law firm employees feel as if they rent or own their job duties?

For any law firm employee, there is a job description for their position.  No matter whether they are a lawyer, paralegal or administrative staff member of some kind, there are job duties law firms want their employees to fulfill. Hopefully, you have spelled out these duties in an employment manual of some kind.  This way,…

The importance of experience

If you own a law firm, you likely want a good mix of employees.  You want employees who have different strengths, weaknesses and backgrounds.  All of this serves to diversity your employment environment.  It also allows your employees to compliment the strengths and weaknesses of others. One important trait you must have in your law…