In a special edition episode of The Effective Lawyer, Jack Zinda takes center stage in San Diego as a guest on Simon Law Group’s podcast, ‘Justice Team’. Joined by Attorneys Brandon Simon, Greyson Goody, and Evan Garcia of the Simon Law Group, this week we journey into the experiences that taught Jack how to build a highly successful, multi-state, personal injury law firm that employs 80 members of staff, including 26 attorneys, many of whom are licensed in more than 10 states – from New York to Florida to Texas.
This week the Zinda Law Group team have put together a ‘how to guide’ on finding and choosing the right candidates for law firms. Former litigators, Allyson and Christie share their tried and tested methods on how to maximize your time when vetting candidates. Together these recruitment gurus provide not only practical tips on hiring software and where to look for candidates, but also invaluable tips for applicants themselves on how to get their resume to the top of the pile. Recruiters, if you want one piece of advice, the resounding recommendation is – ‘listen to your instincts’.
If you are a new attorney and looking for answers to the what, when, where, and why on mediations, the Zinda Law Group team is back with an insightful educational digest. Their professional wisdom fills the knowledge gap left by law school curriculums across the country coupled with valuable tips from the field. For fresh faced attorneys, this podcast will be the solid foundation they need to walk in and out of their first mediation – whether the case reaches resolution or not.
As a new attorney, you will encounter a variety of difficult individuals on the opposing counsel. From aggressive psychopaths and lazy counselors to over-billers and rule-breakers, this team of Zinda Law Group attorneys has faced them all. From physical threats to elusive pains in the neck, new attorneys can find the answer on how to combat each courtroom character and set their case up for success.
Overall, the experienced team has a tried and tested rule of thumb – stay calm, document everything and set strict deadlines.
Fresh out of law school, great grades, full of knowledge but little practical experience? Even with the greatest academic mind, the ease with which new attorneys learn the ropes of their law firm comes down to training.
Former lawyer Christie Feyen turned her baptism of fire as a ‘newbie’ into a career in HR to help other lawyers meet their potential through access to the developmental tools she never had. Associate Attorney, Elecia Byrd, on the other side of the coin, has been subject to the Zinda Law Group onboarding culture with such triumph that she now sits on the Training and Development Committee.