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Prep for the Big Interview

When you are interviewing for a new in-house counsel job, being ready to ask the right questions is key: “Be prepared for the great switch – the point in the interview when the interviewer turns…



Weird Things Co-Workers Do

Head over to the ABAJournal website and chime in with your favorite co-worker stories in the comments section: “Often we end up spending more of our waking hours with colleagues than our loved ones, so…


The Compensation Conversation

Melissa A. Peters, Esq., Managing Director at Princeton Legal Search Group, gives insights and tips on the oft-dreaded compensation conversation when interviewing for legal positions: “When you are interviewing for a new legal position, you…


Recommend your Outside Counsel? Not so much

Where is the love, in-house counsel? “Only 33.3 percent of corporate counsel say they would recommend their primary law firm to an in-house peer, according to research from Michael Rynowecer at BTI Consulting Group. He…


‘Mindfulness’ Movement Spreads to Legal Field

If you haven’t heard of the mindfulness movement, well, that says something about where your mind is.  Read on to learn more about its spread to the legal profession: “For many lawyers, the pressure to…


Law firm senior lawyers too poor to retire

Wow – the rest of the world will soon be breaking out their tiny violins over this recent report: “A liberalisation of UK pension laws this year is leaving law firms wondering if there is a…



The Path to an In-House Career

Are you wondering about how to get started on an in-house career path? Check out a recent article by Fernando Garcia, the General Counsel of Nissan Canada, to get his perspective: “Unfortunately, the answer is rarely a…


In-House Law Departments to Keep Growing

If you’ve noticed the headcount in your law department growing, you are not alone: “There’s a clear trend in Big Law practice of corporations building more capable legal departments that are less dependent on law firms, but…