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Salary Negotiation: What is your career worth?

We probably field more questions about salary trends than anything else. Candidates want to know what they are worth and if they are being well paid. Firms want to know they are meeting the market and keeping pace with their rivals. They are also questions that aren’t easily answered, which leaves open the possibility to […]

Pro Bono Work: Lawyers working for good

Heard that joke about how 99 per cent of lawyers make the rest look bad? Or Winston Churchill’s assessment that “Lawyers occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” Is there any other profession that has a whole comedy genre dedicated to it? […]

McLeod Duminy Partners with Eat My Lunch

The best meal is a shared one: McLeod Duminy supports Eat My Lunch McLeod Duminy has embarked on a new journey, one that we’re very excited and passionate about. Our business has grown tremendously and given our good fortune over the past few years, we’ve deliberated how we can channel our success to help those […]

Focus on Retention or Embrace Turnover? Discuss

It is a little surprising that the employee turnover in the legal profession pretty much matches the national average. Conventional wisdom would have that turnover of professionals would be lower than average and lawyers are no exception, having typically studied for many years, struggled to get that first step on the ladder as a graduate […]