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Poetry – What is it good for? Absolutely Everything!

Poetry – What is it good for? Absolutely Everything!

Roses are redViolets are blueThere’s a lot poetry can do for you Poetry is both beautiful and instructive. It captures sensations, and shows us the power of language. I use poetry for pleasure, mental health, and work. I initially considered poetry an arcane language...

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Practical Video Presentation Tips

Practical Video Presentation Tips

For better or worse, video conferencing has become an integral part of internal and external communication. This includes interviewing for jobs.   I asked a good friend with experience in the field to help Dovetail by providing us with some practical tips I could send...

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Paralegals to the rescue?

Paralegals to the rescue?

Over the past few months, we have experienced an increased demand for capable in-house paralegals, particularly on a flexible, project basis.  Good paralegals can shoulder a significant amount of the time-sucking admin and logistical work that lawyers would have...

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Legal Job Market Update

Legal Job Market Update

As a kid, in bed, I would hold my breath, not moving a muscle, frozen, so the monster with its tentacles and fangs under the bed wouldn’t eat me. Well, that is like the current legal job market and the monster is COVID. A Government initiative, a “cluster”, or...

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Follow-up Q&A to Practical Tips When Looking For Your Next Role

Follow-up Q&A to Practical Tips When Looking For Your Next Role

RESPONSES TO DOVETAIL ARTICLE IN ACC MAGAZINE, MAY 2020 Following our recent article in the ACC Magazine we received some excellent feedback that also included several queries. We thought it would be useful to share some additional thoughts, the queries, and our...

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Practical Tips When Looking For Your Next Role

Practical Tips When Looking For Your Next Role

When the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) hit back in mid-2007, many countries went into a deep recession as markets, companies and jobs fell worldwide. I was in London at the time, managing interim placements for a global legal recruitment company. I saw firsthand the...

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How Will the Coronavirus Impact the Legal Job Market?

How Will the Coronavirus Impact the Legal Job Market?

We often get asked what impact the virus is having on the job market… here are our thoughts… Four Phases in the Legal Job Market We expect that there will be four phases in the job market until the virus is resolved. An initial period of waiting and seeing what, if...

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2020 ACC VIC In-House Counsel Day Dovetail Summary

2020 ACC VIC In-House Counsel Day Dovetail Summary

Andrew Murdoch and Charlie Smirl were pleased to represent Dovetail Legal Solutions at the ACC VIC In-House Counsel Day in Melbourne on 4th March 2020.  Thanks to everyone involved. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a brief summary of key themes from the various...

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2019 ACC National Conference Dovetail Summary

2019 ACC National Conference Dovetail Summary

The team at Dovetail; Andrew Bursill, Sonia Cason, Andrew Murdoch and Charlie Smirl, had the pleasure of exhibiting at the 2019 ACC In-House Legal National Conference in Adelaide. Below is a brief compilation of the key messages we took away from some of the sessions...

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