Layoffs in the legal profession have been in the news lately, but downsizing from the top? More experienced attorneys, even senior partners in some larger law firms are not as secure in their jobs as they once were in what may be more signs of practicing law as a business. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Ed Poll, a recognized expert and author in law practice management and Stephen E. Seckler, president of Seckler Legal Consulting, to discuss the new benchmarks the legal profession is seeing in job performance and what the business of law may look like in the future.
Many in our legal community are coping with layoffs and firm/company restructuring. In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Babs Deacon, director of consulting and data analytics with Integreon and Mark Reichenbach, vice president for client and industry development, Capital Legal Solutions, to talk about their experiences this winter finding new jobs. Later in the program, Monica is joined by Chris Braun, director of online recruitment for the North American division of Incisive Media (lawjobs.com), and Seth Chavez, marketing coordinator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, to discuss the “Greening Your Career” networking breakfast at Legal Tech WestCoast.
With so many layoffs and corporate restructuring, companies must be very careful not to blow their existing legal holds when employees leave and their work and computers are reassigned to others. Monica Bay, Editor-In-Chief of Law Technology News welcomes John J. Jablonski , partner with Goldberg Segalla LLP , to discuss how exiting personnel can compromise legal holds. Jablonski is the author of Law Technology News April cover story, E-DISCOVERY: Watch the Door.
Layoffs at law firms and the recession seem to be putting a heavier load on paralegals to assist busy attorneys. Many paralegals are taking on huge projects, while working long hours and burning the midnight oil. Join law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi , with guests, Linda J. Wolf, ACP the current President of NALA and Christine Parizo a PACE Registered Paralegal who writes the blog, “A Paralegal’s Blog”, to discuss the work of a paralegal through the present economic crisis.