OUR TEAM Lisa Trione Office Administrator O: 303-825-2600 C: 720-601-1021 ltrione@targetedlegal.com Lisa Trione comes to The Advocates with 14 years of experience in administration roles and a minimum of 5 years in leadership specific roles. In addition to servicing the reception desk she currently leads the company’s administration efforts with responsibility for overseeing daily office…

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OUR TEAM Andrew Kirlin Search Consultant O: 267-675-7040 C: 215-767-0303 akirlin@advocatesphiladelphia.com Andrew Kirlin joined The Advocates after 8+ years of sales and consulting experience within several professional services firms. Most recently, he was with Thomson Reuters in their FindLaw division, helping law firms develop digital marketing strategies to grow and scale their practice. As a…

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Colleague Spotlight Meet Shelby Kealy What stood out about your hiring process? I remember thinking that The Advocates really cared about wanting to get to know me in the interview process. Literally, who I am, not only as an employee but as a person as well. This was refreshing and drew me even more towards…

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OUR TEAM Christina Costabile Advocate O: 303-825-2600ccostabile@targetedlegal.comDenver Christina Costabile is a Search Consultant and focuses on the temporary, temp to hire and contract hiring side of The Advocates. She brings 10+ years of senior administrative and customer service experience to the team. Prior to joining The Advocates, she was working as a Domestic Relations Paralegal…

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OUR TEAM Stephen Franzen Managing Director O: 720-510-9368 C: 720-984-8640 sfranzen@targetedlegal.com Denver Steve Franzen joined The Advocates and Targeted Legal Staffing Solutions as a Managing Director after a 25+ year career with a leading global search and staffing services provider. Steve will be responsible for The Advocates’ major accounts and will be primarily focused on…

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How to WIN the Talent War: Recruiting lateral attorneys (or anyone), more effectively. Much has been written about the Talent War raging in the legal industry in 2021. There are signing bonuses, guaranteed year-end bonuses and, according to American Lawyer Magazine, firms hiring associates without even an interview – and still the “war” rages on…

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OUR TEAM Veronica Pippard Advocate D: 303-825-4459 O: 303-825-2600 vpippard@targetedlegal.com Denver Veronica Pippard brings seven years of recruiting experience to The Advocates. Prior to joining The Advocates, she worked for one of the largest staffing firms in the US. During this time, she increased market presence, in addition to maximizing branch growth and sales. Veronica…

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Four Steps to Improve Attorney Retention (and Your Firm’s Profits) As I mentioned in my blog Has the “Great Resignation” Hit the Legal Profession? about law firm turnover, more attorneys are leaving their firms than ever before in 2021. Law firm turnover averages 16.7% among the AMLAW 200 over the past 12 months. That is…

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