We talk to lawyers every day about whether they’re ready to fly from the private practice or in-house nest and become a contract lawyer. In our latest thought piece, we examine the key skills which make modern lawyers successful.
The good news is your learning doesn’t stop when you walk out of your employer’s door. Through a broad range of flexible lawyering experiences, Orbit lawyers rapidly develop critical technical and relationship skills.
From 14-16 November 2018, we’ll be co-hosting the 2018 ACC Australia National Conference Mentoring Lounge at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
While there, we’re inviting delegates to tell us the top 3 challenges faced by their legal team and join our mailing list to go into the draw to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5” tablet.
In April, the Diversity Council of Australia highlighted some of the myths and misconceptions about flexible working, noting that flexible working “increases teamwork, reciprocity and ownership of the solution, reduces management time, and speeds decision-making”. With the experience of working in a variety of environments, we find Orbit lawyers are able to quickly build on these skills and more to make them highly sought after assets.
We’ve spoken to hundreds of lawyers about flexible working and whether it’s right for them. The “flexibility” part we all understand – but there are a lot of misconceptions about the “work”. We’ve wrapped up some of the common concerns about how legal contracting works at Orbit to dispel some myths.
There is no doubt that demand for quality resources in Australia’s legal market is very high at the moment, and there is a lot of speculation as to why. Perhaps it is a result of the Royal Commission sucking up a plethora of resources. Or it might be because there was a lack of investment in young talent during the GFC that is now playing out in the market. Whatever the reason it is clear that in order to secure quality resources employers need to consider alternatives to the traditional employment model.
As a legal resourcing firm, we often find ourselves talking about the benefits of using contract lawyers rather than the traditional employment model. Contractors, especially those pre-vetted, present many advantages to business.