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How to Land an In-House Counsel Gig

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in General Law | 0 comments

When looking for in-house counsel and lawyer jobs online, many would-be employees make the mistake of taking the same exact approach. That’s a grave mistake that’s simply not going to land you the in-house gig you’re looking for. If you really want to beat your competition and get the all-important ‘You’re Hired!’ phone call, keep the following in mind. Find the Right Recruitment Firm Yes, some people will scream to the high heavens that recruitment firms are evil. This may (heavy stress on the word may) be the case on generic firms that focus on pretty much every job under the sun, but that’s certainly not the case with niche firms that specialise in a certain sector alone. So don’t search for a job by your lonesome, but turn to the experts who can forge connections that you could only dream of getting. Forget jumping through thousands of hoops before speaking to someone that actually matters and get the advice from those that know how to get people hired. And Then Find More… Don’t limit yourself to just a single company. Get out there and sign up to several firms that specialise in your industry. It’s unlikely they all have the same jobs and contacts in their database. So if you want to ensure...

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How to Find a Good Lawyer

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Legal Tips/Advice | 0 comments

Are you in trouble with the law? Or perhaps you need someone to go over that juicy contract you’re about to sign? No matter what the reason, it’s important that you employ the right person for the job. After all, not every lawyer is created equal. Finding the right lawyer involves quite a few variables – it can get a little confusing, we’ll be the first to admit that. However, that’s no excuse to hire a flop. We’ve put together a quick guide that will give you everything you need to know to find the best legal representative for you. Talk to People Personal referrals work extremely well when it comes to find a good lawyer. It really helps to talk to people in your direct community, as they’ll have experience and reviews on a personal level. Don’t just rely on a single person, however. Try and cast your net as far as you can to get a varied and level response. Once you’ve found a couple of good leads, use the rest of our advice to decide whether the lawyer is a good fit. Don’t Decide Solely on The Financials And this goes both ways. Don’t contract a lawyer simply because he’s the most expensive in town. Similarly, don’t rule someone out just...

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Identity Theft and Fraud: The Hidden Dangers of Social Media

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Specialized Law | 0 comments

Millions of people use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn on a daily basis. People share everything on these sites, including key personal information used by identity thieves. The rise of social media has had a huge effect on the information available to us about others online. Identity theft has become a big problem in America, with as many as 10 million Americans being affected every year. You may be surprised to hear that younger generations are...

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All You Need to Know About the Miranda Warning

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Legal Information | 0 comments

We’ve all heard the classic line “you have the right to remain silent” on television countless times. You’ve almost lost track how many times they’ve been heard on the airwaves, but we are willing to wager you don’t actually know much about it. This blurb comes from what is known as the Miranda Warning. It is designed to protect the rights of a private citizen during questioning by the police. Developed in the 1960s, it’s the right of every...

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Top Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Legal Tips/Advice | 0 comments

Recent studies have shown that identity theft has seen a huge rise, with someone’s identity being stolen every 3.5 seconds in the United States. Thieves use personal identity information, or PII, such as names, date of birth, driver’s license numbers and social security numbers to steal someone else’s identity. People often see it as an online only crime, however, there are various ways people could gain this key information. It can come from stolen mail, wallets, stolen documents, phishing...

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Your Questions Answered: When Do I Need a Lawyer?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Legal Tips/Advice | 0 comments

Some issues don’t require the help of lawyers and can be dealt with through other professionals, such as accountants or doctors. However, if a problem has a legal aspect intertwined with it, then you may need legal help. However, it’s not always clear-cut and people are often left confused and wonder whether it’s worth hiring a lawyer. This can often lead to grave errors. So when do you need one? Keep reading to find out. If the Police is...

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A Checklist for Divorce

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Specialized Law | 0 comments

Getting a divorce is a particularly hard time for everyone involved. It is not a decision that anyone makes lightly. It is emotionally tough to reach a place where you both feel that this is the only option available. No break up is the same and therefore no divorce is going to be the same. We have devised some advice listed below that will hopefully assist you in the process. Keep things as amicable as possible if you can....

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