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Legal Employment: Changes in 2020 and What to Expect in 2021

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the ACEDS Wisconsin Chapter for a virtual event

During this presentation, we will provide a quick overview of legal employment for support staff and the changes that COVID brought in 2020, as well as what to expect in 2021.

  • Have employers changed what they look for when hiring for remote work?
  • What can job seekers do to stand out in this environment?

Speakers:

Shana Laster is a Talent Manger at Legility where she recruits and onboards top attorney talent for Legility’s Managed Review and eDiscovery operations. She also works with law firms to search for and place attorney talent in eDiscovery contract attorney positions. Based primarily in Atlanta, Shana has recruited and placed hundreds of attorneys in contract roles. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Shana notes the ability to be the bridge between helping candidates find work while also helping clients fill a needed position. Shana leverages a deep understanding of the eDiscovery industry with an understanding of clients’ eDiscovery needs. Prior to joining Legility, Shana was an eDiscovery Staff Attorney at an Am Law 100 firm. She holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Spelman College.

Blake earned his BA, cum laude, from Transylvania University and his JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in law school, Blake focused his efforts on the DREAM Act and civil rights, assisting with peer reviewed articles on the subject as well as the writing of the book Persistent Inequalities by Professor Maria Pabon Lopez. Upon admission to the Tennessee bar, Blake joined Legility, assisting in complex transactional and litigation matters for Am Law 100 law firms and large corporations in the areas of healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, real estate, and intellectual property. In 2016, he assumed his current role of Talent Manager with Legility, assisting attorneys in Nashville and nation-wide with professional development and career placement, and assisting large law firm and corporate clients with talent-based solutions. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and serves on the board of the Lawyers Association for Women Marion Griffin Chapter.