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The Estrin Report
Los Angeles, CA
CEO Estrin Legal Staffing; CEO & Co-Founder, Organization of Legal Professionals; Editor-in-Chief: KNOW, The Magazine for Paralegals & OLP eJournal; Founder International Paralegal Association; Co-Founder Intern'l Paralegal Management Association
Interests: Learning, teaching, writing, laughing, creating organizations, using my imagination, film, theatre, hearing your story
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I mapped out a plan for her when I realized she was making the biggest, most common mistake you can make when seeking a raise or promotion: Sitting and waiting for the firm to notice that you are doing a good job. Few promotions are given when the employee puts in long hours, is a good team player, is always on-hand for whoever needs them and turns in big billables. Why? Because putting in long hours, being a good team player, the always available person is exactly what is expected of you. To succeed, you must take charge of your own development. Here are some strategies to get you where you want to go in your career. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2022 at The Estrin Report
There Is Only One Job That Matters To Us: Yours! LEGAL STAFFING EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST! Featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine. Five-star ratings on Google and Glassdoor! Candidates Employers Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Make LinkedIn work for you! You on there anyway. Impress clients, help job hunters find the perfect job for you and boost your chances of getting hired!. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Adding Value to the Firm – Are you in or Out? We often talk about how to get a job but why don’t we talk enough about keeping a job? Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at The Estrin Report
I have never witnessed a job market quite like this one. Honest, I haven’t. It’s a circus out there. Law firms and in-house legal departments are coming at us with request upon request upon request (ok, you get it) for corporate paralegals all over the country. Staffing agencies are turning business away. Law firms are offering hiring bonuses, retention bonuses, extra perks, two weeks’ vacation before you get to the job, pet insurance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Glenn Hendrix has been described by his peers as “the chairperson you wish to have.” Glenn prides himself on being “determined, efficient and effective.” In addition to being the chairman of Arnall Golden Gregory, his law practice involves representing companies in government investigations and federal False Claims Act cases. He also handles a range of cross-border business disputes and often serves as an arbitrator. What does Hendrix believe attorneys need to be at the top of their field? Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2022 at The Estrin Report
For White-Collar Workers, It’s Prime Time to Get a Big Raise Wages in almost every industry and job sector are rising. The Wall Street Journal reached out to respected legal staffing legend Chere Estrin to find out what’s happening in the legal sector. Here is an excerpt from the article: In short - Legal Wages are Skyrocketing! Read the complete Wall Street Journal Article Here Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Interview by Chere Estrin What does it take to become a successful lawyer in your particular niche or practice area? In a series of in-depth interviews for the Estrin Report, Chere Estrin profiles top lawyers from all types of practices. In this column, we zero in on their top tips. First up: Amber Saunders (@AmberCSanders). Amber Saunders Principal The Saunders Firm Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, 2009 LinkedIn Here’s how Amber Saunders sums up what she does in her field of law: “I make trust fund babies.” A personal loss inspired her to focus on estate planning, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Are you sending your paralegal resume out with little or no response? Are you thinking about seeking a new position but not sure whether your resume will meet the test? Here are the 2 most common reasons paralegal resumes get tossed! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Warning! For God’s sake, don’t show this article to your employer! If you haven’t peaked out from your current position to view what’s going on in the job market, it’s time. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at The Estrin Report
Chere Estrin gives critical tips on how to do video interviews - an important skill in the new workplace. This is even more important when selling yourself to get that high paying job! Don't blow your sales pitch when selling yourself! Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Job searching is a grind. And the longer you’re at it, the worse it seems to get. It can be so discouraging to put yourself out there and get rejected over and over again or be met with radio silence. But rather than keeping your head down and sending out another flurry of applications, you may benefit from taking a step back and considering why you’re not getting the results you want. What’s the real issue keeping you from landing your next gig? Accurately diagnosing the problem now will save you time in the long run. Here are 15 reasons... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Getting ahead takes more than patience.... Don't wait for success to find you - fast track your career with focused effort. #success #estrinlegalstaffing #EstrinReport Read the Article on the Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Charisma: It is equally important to have a compelling presence, which includes positive energy, an influential personality, and the ability to communicate effectively. As a lawyer, I have learned that effective presence is an equal companion to competence, character, compassion and courage. Presentation creates perception, and perception is reality. Norman Harris – Champions for Justice Law Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Posted Oct 25, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Chere talks about aging, beauty and how to get on top regardless of where we are on the spectrum! Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at The Estrin Report
HR Manager, attorney, paralegal, marketing manager, may describe your role but it sure ain’t fun. By Chere B. Estrin COVID-19 has led a lot of people to search for a brand new position. The problem is, those brand new positions may be sporting brand new titles and you haven’t a clue what to look for anymore. Let me give you an example: A couple of months ago, my client, one of the biggest law firms in the world, called me and told me they wanted a “Professional Development Innovative Specialist.” and that they had been looking quite awhile with no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Last week Chere Estrin shared this touching story about a Mom who brings her toddler to a job interview after having no childcare. Its a cute a touching story..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2021 at The Estrin Report
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Posted Jul 19, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Brutally honest signs you're not in paradise anymore. By Chere B. Estrin Does this sound familiar? You landed your dream job at a firm that promotes from within, has given you a salary that surpasses anything you have ever received and has all the same values you have ever sought in a position. Added to that, the atmosphere is great, teamwork rampant and well, let’s not even go into the fantastic benefits. You’ve arrived. But after a while, something seems to have changed. Sure, it seems like things are normal on the surface but there are subtle signs that the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Have you ever noticed that colleagues around you were getting promoted or moving on to higher level positions and you were not? And yet, you know that you are just as qualified, if not more than they are? I read this article and right over my head, a brilliant fluorescent light came on and the dawning of the age of promotions came alive. These five signs are so hidden on the job that I will bet ($.25, I never go more than $.25), that you never would have thought these subtle moves on your part were not showing what a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at The Estrin Report
“In all the time I have been working, I have never witnessed any candidate say, “Gee, let me give them Jane Doe as a reference. She really hated me.” Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2021 at The Estrin Report
The Estrin Report is moving to a new domain and a new blogging platform. From TypePad to WordPress Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Tips for Job Seekers and Employers: For those of you seeking a dynamic new job: Do not use a resume that is “one size fits all”. Tailor your resume to the job description. Employers will not imagine that you have had the right responsibilities for the job if it is not on the resume. For those of you seeking a top candidate: Don’t waste your time with what you think are “behavioral” questions such as: If you were an animal, what would you be? Or, who would you most like to have dinner with?” We are not psychologists and really,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2021 at The Estrin Report
Is there a bright future for Paralegals? The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with their 2020 Occupational Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Bottom line – it’s not a bad time to be in, or to be getting into, a paralegal or legal assistant position*. Consider these findings: o Median annual pay is $51,750, compared with $39,800 for all occupations in the US. o 80% of paralegals and legal assistants earn between $32-82,000. o The federal government, finance, and insurance sectors pay the most, with a median income above $84,000 per year. o Employment of paralegals and legal assistants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at The Estrin Report