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Optimize Your Spend with Our Legal Staff Spend Analysis

Wondering if There is a Better Way to Manage Your Legal Staff Resources? The Answer is Yes. Staffing for fluctuations on your legal projects can be challenging. With many options on how you can organize and structure your team, it is difficult to identify the most cost-effective model. Consider engaging in a professional analysis of…

Are You Prepared for a Data Breach Review? We are.

In our digitized world, sensitive information is exposed to data breach from attacks, leading to theft, vandalism and ransom. Having a data breach review team at the ready is critical to ensuring a proper and timely response to a breach. Today, IT security systems are vulnerable to breach, leaving valuable data such as PII/PHI or…

Evaluating Options and Assessing Risks in Today’s Legal Ecosystems

Review Center or Remote Review? Evaluating Options and Assessing Risks in Today’s Legal Ecosystem As we face unprecedented times, there has never been a greater need to understand options and associated risks with your document review projects. While nothing can replace physically being onsite at our collaborative review center, times such as these require the…

Sitting with the C-Suite: Joan Davison of Hire Counsel and Mestel & Company

Our CEO sits down with Clinton Sanko of Baker Donelson to talk Human Capital Strategies Clinton Sanko sits down via WebEx with Joan Davison, the CEO of Hire Counsel and Mestel & Company. They discuss the business of document review and staffing, including how Joan views the role of CEO, how to use human capital…

The Daily Journal Interviews Mestel & Company’s Avery Ellis

“We were expecting hiring to really grind to a halt,” said Avery Ellis, national executive managing director of Mestel Inc. “It’s been quite a bit better than what we expected at the beginning of the pandemic. It’s certainly picked up. . . . I think law firms’ business has been better than they expected.” Read…

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Technology and Staffing Separately When Outsourcing eDiscovery Services

Working with a single, bundled service provider to supply both staffing and technology for your document review comes with the risk they will excel in one area more than another. Alternatively, when you work with  several suppliers that each deliver on their core competency your review is inherently protected with checks and balances. Hire Counsel works rigorously with clients to understand their discovery needs, so we can optimize document review efficiencies that will increase the output of the review team and reduce the risk to our clients. We develop solutions that meet – and often exceed – our clients desired outcomes.

5 Tips to Position Yourself for Future Employment in the New Legal Economy

As you use your time at home to review your current career goals and objectives, or perhaps look for employment, here are some of our suggestions for how to best position yourself: 1. Practice your interview. Over the next few months, video and phone interviews will be invaluable for employers who are actively searching for…

Telephone Interview Quick Tip Guide

Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates in order to narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for in-person interviews. While you’re actively job searching, it’s important to prepare for a telephone interview the same as you would an in-person interview. We hope the information helps in your preparation. Be Prepared for…

5 Tips for Recently Admitted Law Students to Accelerate Their Careers

1. Select a school that aligns with your future goals - Focus on what & where. If you know what you want to do and where you want to be, go to the school which has a strong substantive program and/or is located in the area you see yourself practicing law. This will position you with the strongest networking connections down the road.

Hire Counsel: Investing in Legal Human Capital to Create Value and Opportunities in the Legal Staffing Industry

In an industry that demands quality legal services at a high speed and affordable cost, contract legal work can be treated like a commodity, an idea that Hire Counsel aims to elucidate. Through their actions, Hire Counsel sets out to evangelize the legal community, helping the legal professionals they employ and the clients they serve to understand the importance of contract legal work.