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The Legal Report from Robert Half

The Legal Report from Robert Half brings together leading experts to discuss the latest trends affecting the legal profession. Stay current with important issues and strategies surrounding hiring, compensation, practice management and more. The Legal Report from Robert Half is hosted by attorney Charles Volkert, a senior district president for Robert Half, a premier provider of talent and consulting solutions for the legal field.Robert Half is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation. Robert Half project attorneys do not constitute a law firm among themselves.

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Key Hiring and Compensation Trends Shaping the Legal Profession in 2019

Whether you’re a tenured legal professional or just starting out, monitoring the dynamic legal landscape and adjusting to evolving changes is key to your professional growth and marketability. In this episode, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, and Jamy Sullivan, executive director of Robert Half Legal, explore the latest hiring and compensation trends expected to shape the legal profession in 2019.

20mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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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 keep costs in check, what problems to avoid and questions to ask potential vendors during the selection process.

19mins

1 Oct 2010

Rank #2

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Tips to Take Your Legal Career to New Heights in 2018

Looking to re-energize your legal career, increase your marketability or boost your earning potential in 2018? In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal and Billie Moliere, a district president with the company, discuss the latest hiring trends and the hottest practice areas driving demand for attorneys, paralegals and legal support professionals. They offer tips and proven strategies -- including how to enhance your resume, build a professional brand, make a lateral move and boost your networking efforts -- to jumpstart your legal career in a dynamic job market.

25mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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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. Chad and Joel take a look at some of the factors that are leading to higher spending on e-discovery for many organizations, how to become more efficient with managing data for e-discovery and the best approach to responding quickly to future e-discovery requests, especially in the face of ever-changing technology.

14mins

22 Mar 2012

Rank #4

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Key Strategies to Attract, Motivate and Retain Gen Z in the Legal Workplace

Jamy Sullivan outlines Gen Z's values, attitudes and career aspirations and offer critical strategies to recruit and motivate this next generation of legal professionals.

15mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Succession Planning: Transition Strategies for Law Firms and Exiting Lawyers Session

Succession planning is top of mind for today’s legal leaders, for good reason. Nearly 65 percent of equity partners are projected to retire during the next decade, according to research cited in a report from the ABA and the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, while corporate law departments expect a similar exodus from their leadership ranks.

37mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Escalating cyber threats demand heightened security practices for law firms

As the volume and sophistication level of data breaches grow, law firms are shifting greater attention and resources to address information security and cyber threat matters. In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal and Scott Giordano, a director with the company's consulting solutions practice, examine why law firms are among the most vulnerable for cyberattacks. They discuss the expanding role that data privacy and security specialists are playing within the legal workplace and share insights on current strategies that are helping law firms mitigate risks and bolster cybersecurity.

18mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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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, the qualities employers are looking for in legal job candidates and offer advice for job seekers.

21mins

24 Jan 2011

Rank #8

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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 the issues, the biggest stumbling blocks, how legal support professionals can assist in the process and cost containment.

34mins

1 Oct 2010

Rank #9

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Strengthening Legal Workplace Diversity and Inclusion with Pipeline Programs

Attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president at Robert Half Legal, and Joy Dingle, the director of legal diversity pipeline programs at Street Law, Inc., examine how legal community partnerships are being used to expose youth in underrepresented groups to the legal profession and help build a diverse pipeline of students who are interested in legal careers.

20mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Beyond the GDPR and CCPA: Leveraging Data Privacy Strategies to Comply with Multiple Regulatory Mandates

Joel Wuesthoff offers strategies to help companies stay ahead and adjust security and privacy practices to manage the growing volume of data regulations.

16mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #11