In-House Tips

  • In-House Counsel – Myths vs. Realities

    Moving in-house is a big step; make certain you understand the pros and cons.Given the myth that in-house legal careers always provide a better lifestyle with shorter hours, it’s no wonder that some attorneys are disappointed when they finally make the switch from law firm attorney to in-house counsel. Others with…

  • 7 Simple Steps For A Successful Phone Interview

    Phone interviews present unique issues that many candidates fail to recognize. There are advantages, such as not worrying about travel. There are, however, also disadvantages, such as losing the ability to display sincerity through body language, the difficulty in making a connection with an interviewer you cannot see, and a…

  • 3 Insights About In-House Counsel Compensation

    After last week’s article on in-house pay versus partner pay, I heard from dozens of attorneys who had further questions about the difference in compensation between Biglaw and in-house postions. I want to address some common follow-up questions.What do non-general-counsel positions pay?Corporate in-house departments are tiered like law firms. Generally,…

  • 10 Tips For Compiling A Deal Sheet

    Every lawyer gearing up to make a move is aware of the need for an updated résumé, but not all lawyers think to put together a list of representative matters, or “deal sheet” for the corporate lawyers. I’m going to call it a “deal sheet” for the purposes of the…

  • 12 Lateral Interview Tips from a Legal Recruiter

    Interviews for lateral hiring are much more substantive than summer associate interviews. Be prepared to show off what you’ve learned in your years at the law firm. You’ll need to commit to memory your own legal experience and the basics about the group and firm with which you are interviewing.…

  • 10 Résumé Tips For Young Lawyers

    As a legal recruiter, I review numerous résumés each week in an effort to assist my candidates with the substance and presentation of their one-page life summaries. Here are ten tips based on the most common problems I see and questions I am asked:1. Assume no one will read your…

  • 6 Factors To Consider When Planning The Path To Partnership

    Ask most associates and (if they’re honest) they’ll tell you: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Or a dollar today is worth three tomorrow. You’ll “never” make partner, so better to gun for prestige, compensation, a practice you love or some combination of the three,…