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Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

We’ve all read about how in-house life is the promised land, but as Stephen Seckler points out, working as an attorney for an organization comes with its own tradeoffs:

“In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns…one thing I have heard over and over again is the desire to go in-house….Getting one of these coveted jobs would be like winning the legal lottery…I have also spoken to many in-house attorneys and it is apparent to me that there is a gap between perception and reality when it comes to in-house jobs. While life can be great from the inside, there is hardly a universal feeling of utter career satisfaction amongst lawyers who work in a corporate environment.  In fact, there are some real tradeoffs when leaving the law firm environment.”

Read: Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery at Seckler Legal Coaching

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