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Getting Your First In-House Job

We have all seen that in-house job description that requires, you guessed it, prior in-house experience. With so many lawyers wanting to go in-house, we often hear from frustrated attorneys asking us how they can get that first in-house job, since they don’t already have in-house experience.  While it can be difficult, it is not an impossible task. There will always be some companies that hire lawyers directly from law firms.  Usually, these are companies with larger legal groups that are essentially run like captive law firms.  These departments are typically staffed with many attorneys, often highly specialized, and have…

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Opportunity is Knocking—Are You Ready?!

Every day we talk to attorneys who are unhappy, or perhaps just unfulfilled, with their day-to-day work. Most, if not all, of these attorneys believe that they would jump at the “right opportunity.” But how many of them, and of you, even know what that opportunity would look like? Actively pursuing a career change, or even just being open to one, requires some advance planning and thinking. Below are a number of simple steps that you can take to make sure that you are ready to move forward when the time comes, or in the event that the perfect position…

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Networking For Lawyers – Learn To Love It

You graduate from law school, start your first job and suddenly you can never seem to find the time to go to the gym, have lunch or even call old roommates.  Many young lawyers are so busy with work that they feel they are unable to make time for old friends, new friends, hobbies, etc.   This cycle often continues until many lawyers have lost touch with most people except for those they see daily at work. In addition to the toll this inevitably takes on your personal life, it is also not a great long-term strategy for career growth.  While…

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