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There are many reasons you may consider leaving your current firm to embark on a new phase in your law career. Numerous factors are involved in attaining your professional goals. How do you know if it’s time to make a change? Here are some fundamental elements to consider and questions to ask yourself if you’ve… Read more »

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Being in-house legal counsel for an organization can be a challenging and rewarding career. And depending on the position you’re in – whether you are General Counsel, corporate attorney, employment attorney, or a specialist of some kind – your role will have its unique aspects. However, there are some common core skills for all of… Read more »

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Every firm needs great rainmakers. They are savvy in business and excellent at client development which keeps everyone busy doing what they do best. Ultimately, the rainmakers are the influencers of profitability for a law firm. Here are a few tips on what to look for in a candidate so you can land the rainmaker… Read more »

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Oftentimes the in-house legal team is thought of as a separate arm of the company that is mainly involved in addressing legal matters such as contracts and negotiations. This is an unfortunate misunderstanding that can limit the organization’s growth. A better way to think of in-house legal counsel is as an integral part of the… Read more »

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If you are currently working for a law firm, switching to in-house work could provide you with a different career direction that can have substantial benefits.  One report from a state Bar Association on In-House Lawyers found that as many as 85% of Chief Legal Officers and General Counsels find their careers rewarding. Based on… Read more »

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When your company has in-house counsel, you have talented legal professionals as a part of your team of human resources. You need to make the most of the knowledge and skill of the legal professionals who are working for your organization. This means tapping your legal staff for assistance with more than just regulatory compliance…. Read more »

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Building your brand is essential to attracting clients and appealing to lawyers and firms who may be interested in working with you. With intense competition in the legal field, you cannot afford to be complacent. We recommend you be proactive in identifying your core competencies and key differentiators that help you stand out from the… Read more »

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Your law firm needs rainmakers and bright legal minds if your firm is going to succeed.  The problem is, there is tremendous competition for top legal talent. The best and the brightest attorneys can choose where they want to go, and they will often opt for firms that have a culture of innovation and a… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »