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Robert Half Legal Report

The Robert Half Legal Report, featuring Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, discusses the latest trends affecting the legal profession with the leading experts in the field. Stay up-to-date on important issues regarding hiring, compensation, staff management, and more. Volkert is executive director for Robert Half Legal, the premier provider of experienced project and full-time professionals for law firms and corporate legal departments.

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Feb 2, 2017

Strengthening Diversity: A Business Imperative for Today’s Law Firms

Current trends and law practice management strategies for establishing and maintaining a legal workplace that values diversity and inclusiveness.

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Dec 1, 2016
Legal Jobs Spotlight: Top Hiring and Compensation Trends for 2017

Host Charles Volkert and Billie Watkins explore legal hiring and compensation trends expected to shape the legal field in the coming year.

Oct 27, 2016
Changing Roles and Staffing Models for Paralegals and Other Legal Support Professionals

Charles Volkert and Carl Morrison examine the changing roles of paralegals and other support professionals in today’s legal workplace.

Nov 16, 2015
Cybersecurity Issues Demand Proactive and CollectiveManagement Strategies from Legal and IT Teams, Part Two

In episode two of this two-part series, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and industry experts, Thomas Barnett, Rocco Grillo and Joel Wuesthoff, discuss the key components of a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, how companies can determine their readiness, and what many organizations ignore or overlook with data security management.  Listen to part one of the program here. Thomas Barnett,...

Nov 9, 2015
Cybersecurity Issues Demand Proactive and Collective Management Strategies from Legal and IT Teams, Part One

In episode one of this two-part series, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and industry experts, Thomas Barnett, Rocco Grillo and Joel Wuesthoff, examine data privacy and security issues that are demanding the attention of legal and IT teams across industry sectors. Learn about the particular risks law firms and legal departments face and the prevention strategies legal...

Jun 23, 2015
eDiscovery Management, Part 2: Minimizing Social Media, Cloud Computing and Data Privacy Risks

Data privacy has been front page news in the wake of massive data breaches and a growing number of organizations are looking to their legal counsel to help them understand the intricacies and legal issues associated with data privacy – and effectively minimize risks. Join host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and...

Jun 12, 2015
eDiscovery Management, Part 1: Setting up Legal Teams for Success

As the amount of electronic data continues to proliferate, managing eDiscovery is increasingly challenging for law firms, their clients and corporate legal departments — and it’s unlikely to get any easier in the near future. In this podcast, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and leading experts, Frank Serge and Sunny Sanghani,...

Mar 4, 2015
Making Succession Planning an Ongoing Priority

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorney Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal and Sandra J. Boyer, Boyer & Greene principal, examine the importance of succession planning and why it is imperative to the future viability of law firms. They discuss best practices and potential obstacles that law firm management...

Jan 22, 2015
Legal Jobs and Practice Areas to Watch in 2015

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report podcast series, Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and George Denlinger, senior district president of the company, take a look at the practice areas that will drive demand for legal jobs in the months ahead. They also discuss trends to watch in the legal profession for...

Dec 15, 2014
2015 Forecast: Top Legal Hiring and Compensation Trends

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Billie Watkins, district director for Robert Half Legal, discuss the latest trends affecting hiring and legal careers. They reveal areas where demand is greatest for skilled talent in the legal profession, the expertise being sought by employers...

Aug 2, 2012
Future Law Office: Top Technology Trends Reshaping the Legal Field

In this video podcast of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Robert Ambrogi, co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network discuss how law firms and corporate legal departments are leveraging technology to improve services and streamline workflow. They share key findings from Future Law Office, Robert...

Mar 20, 2012
Proactive E-Discovery Management

E-discovery is a complex and resource-intensive issue that is top of mind for many of us in the legal profession today. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, the executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, a director with Robert Half Legal eDiscovery Services, talk about proactive e-discovery management....

Nov 29, 2011
Taming e-Discovery

In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, the executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, a director with Protiviti Inc., discuss how corporate legal departments are proactively managing e-discovery while limiting risks and containing costs. They share key findings from Future Law Office, Robert Half Legal’s annual research program...

Aug 10, 2011
GCs Seek Value-Added Counsel

In this video podcast of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Robert Powell, general counsel of Optima Industrial Management, discuss what corporate legal departments are doing to better manage outside counsel and obtain quality legal services at reasonable rates. They share key findings from Future Law Office,...

Aug 3, 2011
Making a Case for Flexibility

In this video podcast of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Greenberg Traurig’s executive chairman, Cesar Alvarez, discuss how law firms are responding to a rapidly-changing business environment. They share key findings from Future Law Office, Robert Half Legal’s annual research program that examines important developments in...

Jun 24, 2011
Future Law Office: Key Trends in the Legal Field

In this video podcast, Robert Half Legal’s executive director, Charles Volkert, and Michael Gibeault, vice president, discuss key findings from Future Law Office, the company’s annual research program that examines important developments in the legal field. An audio podcast is also available. Click on the title to select your preference. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5xmS41453U[/youtube]

Jan 24, 2011
A Look at the Hottest Legal Jobs and Practice Areas for 2011

In this edition of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Katherine Spencer Lee, district director for Robert Half International, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to highlight the hottest legal jobs and practice areas for 2011.  Katherine and Chad discuss the latest trends in hiring and compensation affecting the legal field,...

Sep 30, 2010
eDiscovery: Practical Tips for Maintaining Control: Part Two

In part two of this two-part series on The Robert Half Legal Report, Dawn Antonelli, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal and Joel Wuesthoff, Director of Protiviti Inc., to continue the discussion on how to maximize control over the e-discovery process. They discuss how to...

Sep 30, 2010
eDiscovery: Practical Tips for Maintaining Control: Part One

In part one of this two-part series on The Robert Half Legal Report, Dawn Antonelli, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal and Joel Wuesthoff, Director of Protiviti Inc., to offer tips on how to maximize control over the e-discovery process. They discuss the complexity of...

May 25, 2010
Delivering Maximum Value in a Cost-Conscious Legal Era

In this second edition of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Marilyn Bird, District President for Robert Half Legal, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to discuss how law firms and corporate legal departments are changing in response to major developments not only in the legal field, but also in the...

Mar 18, 2010
Hiring & Compensation Trends for the Legal Profession

In this debut podcast of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Diane Domeyer, district director for Robert Half Legal, welcomes Attorney Charles Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to discuss the latest in hiring and compensation trends for the legal profession. Diane and Charles will look at how 2010 is shaping up in terms...