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Seem smart in meetings without trying

Crucial tips for those who spend the majority of their lives in meetings – and in meetings about planning future meetings: “Americans hold about 11 million meetings a day on average, and workers say about…


Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House

How many black belts are there in your legal department? “As an in-house lawyer, there are real advantages to streamlining procedures and processes, said Cara Bradley, deputy general counsel at Xylem Inc. The question corporate…


US firms rush to set up drone departments

This “news” may come as a surprise to many in-house counsel who have been dealing with such drones for years: “So many law firms are setting up teams to help drone operators that Akin Gump has…


Work Schedules are Damaging Lawyer Health

No one said life in the law was going to be easy, but for some lawyers the practice is taking its toll: “Brutal work schedules are taking a toll, according to the survey by Legal…


In-house: Are you moving up or out?

James Merklinger, vice president and chief legal officer at the Association of Corporate Counsel, points out that “putting your business hat on” is rapidly becoming the norm for many in-house counsel: “GCs and CLOs previously worked…


Being a 21st-Century Lawyer

The times – they are a changing.  Are you changing along with them? “Much has been written about disruption in the legal services space of late….Despite their integral role in shaping both social and commercial behavior,…


Proving your worth in the first 100 days

Getting an in-house counsel can be a challenge – but don’t let your foot off the gas once your search is complete: “Congratulations! You’ve landed the new general counsel role you’ve always dreamt of, or…


10 Rules for Being an Excellent Lawyer

Raymond Millien, a senior counsel at GE Healthcare, presents ten business-oriented rules for being an excellent lawyer that he has gleaned from his years of experience: “Over the course of my legal career, I have had…


Lawyers Hit by Spring Cleaning

A recent piece at AboveTheLaw serves as a reminder that mass layoffs in the legal sector are not limited to Biglaw: “If you thought only Biglaw firms were doing spring cleaning of their ranks, then…


1,200 Legal Sector Jobs Lost in March

Just as the weather in many parts of the US was taking a turn for the better with the advent of Spring: “The U.S. legal services sector shed 1,200 jobs in March, amidst the lowest monthly…