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Getting to GC

GETTING TO THE GENERAL COUNSEL CHAIR

Whether you move from a law firm directly into the position or climb the ladder as an in-house attorney, the path to becoming general counsel can be difficult to parse out. Here are some tips on the legal skills and...

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Preparing for a Graceful Exit to Begin Life at a New Firm

“When is your last day again?” This is a question that you will hear when you are preparing to leave your current employer and transition to a new employer. It probably feels a little weird to be asked that question...

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Getting Started: Being Able to Afford to Change Legal Careers

Looking for a change? Can you afford it? No really—do you have money to afford the change you are seeking? As a legal recruiter, a lot of times the topic of finance is narrowed to discussions about compensation. After all,...

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Next Level Questions to Ask to Impress Your Interviewer

Do you have any questions for me? Most candidates know that they should be prepared for an interview to make a great impression. Something that many candidates overlook, however, is the opportunity to create a great impression by knowing the...

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Tips for Lawyers Preparing to Pitch and Earn Business

Do you know what you need to know to compete in the legal market? Lawyers spend a lot of time getting better at what they do and mastering their craft. But anyone practicing knows that simply being good at the...

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Advancing as In-House Counsel

You’ve gone in house. You’ve made it right? Or maybe you’re not in house and want to make it in house because then you’re set—right? Sort of. On the one hand, you’ve tossed away the billable hour—but that does not...

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Legal Career Homework: How to Maximize Lateral Success

Although successfully moving from one law firm to another is not the same thing as fighting a war, a great lesson from warfare (thank you, Sun Tzu and the Art of War) applies to lateral success: “If you know the...

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The Legal Employer Checklist to Retain Top Legal Talent

I’ve had the opportunity to converse with many legal employers about what they want to accomplish and who they need to hire to to do it. Legal employers spend a lot of time thinking and talking about talent. Talent departures...

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Building Communication Skills to Build a Successful Legal Career

A great lawyer delivers excellent service to his or her client. Part of delivering excellent service is communicating effectively. You would think that a profession that relies so much on words would be composed of communication masters—but that isn’t the...

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Succeeding in Your Legal Career While Waiting for Bar Exam Results

Are you a lawyer yet? This is a weird question for most entry level “lawyers” to answer at this time. Yes, you finished law school and took the bar (or maybe you are a lawyer in another state but since...

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