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May 25, 2017, 11:43 am, 1750685

We’re number one, we’re number one! Wait a minute, what are we doing?

“US organisations are spending dramatically more on legal services per every dollar of revenue than peers around the world – and the Chinese the least by a huge margin. The average legal spend at US organisations is 0.40 ...

May 23, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1750043

Jeff Skott, a Lead Solutions Architect for LexisNexis, gives his thoughts on how lawyers can accomplish more – by doing one thing at a time:

“A few months ago, at a restaurant in Houston, I overheard a manager interviewing a job candidate for an open position. The conversation went something like ...

May 22, 2017, 7:43 pm, 1749811

The New York Counsel In-House Meetup is having yet another Meetup, and this one carries a free New York ethics credit.  Here are the details:

“Please join us as Gregory ...

May 22, 2017, 11:43 am, 1749659

Looking to make a move in the in-house world? Check out LinkedIn’s list of the hottest companies to work for:

“Which companies are those jobseekers eyeing and where are they landing? LinkedIn offers up a list of 50 of the most in-demand companies to work for…..LinkedIn says companies were awarded a ...

May 18, 2017, 11:43 am, 1748817

Fortunately, lawyers rarely have to deal with a condescending co-worker.  Or at least it’s less prevalent for in-house lawyers (haha).  But if you do, this article at WorkItDaily has some tips:

“There’s nothing more challenging than to have a co-worker say something to you that’s rude, makes you doubt yourself, or just ...

May 17, 2017, 11:43 am, 1748490

Matt Mayberry, former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, gives his thoughts on the importance of having trusted critics in your life:

“It’s so easy for us as busy leaders and entrepreneurs to get caught up in the swing of things that the result is our vision and decision-making ability becomes extremely ...

May 16, 2017, 11:43 am, 1748129

Want to make it to the corporate boardroom? It’s not a stretch, and Michael Herald, Director with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, discusses how attorneys can achieve their goal:

“Attorneys are often considered natural fits to serve on a public or private company’s ...

May 15, 2017, 11:43 am, 1747719

Was there any doubt? Yet another report that people want to date lawyers more than any other profession:

“Lawyers have come out on top in the list of most desirable professions to date, research by hook-up app Happn has revealed. With lawyers winning the battle for “top crushed job” for both ...

May 11, 2017, 11:43 am, 1746620

Officials are reported to have said others “were worse”……

“West Virginia’s top court imposed a two-year suspension on a lawyer who submitted bills for court-appointed work for more than 24 hours a day on two different occasions.”

Source: Lawyer accused of billing over 24 hours ...

May 9, 2017, 11:43 am, 1745744

A good recruiter can make or break your search for an in-house counsel job.  But how do you know if you are working with one? Dushka Zapata gives some of the signs you should look for to see if you are working with a good or bad recruiter:

“A good recruiter ...