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February 17, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1721055

Worky work, busy bee? Well, busy is the new stupid according to Ed Baldwin, SPHR, GPHR:

“I’ll attempt to make this a short post, because you’re busy, and I’m busy too. Really busy.  It’s one of the primary ways we let people know we are important. Because if we aren’t busy then ...


February 15, 2017, 11:43 am, 1720143
As an in-house lawyer you have probably felt it at one time or another – learn some methods to turn around career burnout and to achieve your full potential:

“We’ve all felt like we’re in a rut, uninspired, and burned out. Often the feeling lasts a few days and then goes ...


February 14, 2017, 11:43 am, 1719731

Just what you need to read to start off your day – that a lawyer can’t have a good day at work:

“Research by business psychologists Robertson Cooper recently found that a sad 25% of adults say that work makes them unhappy, and 10% say that they don’t even have one ...


February 13, 2017, 11:43 am, 1719334

While currently a consumer service, one can see this type of data-driven service being expanded to commercial litigation and other areas where data is available:

“A recently launched company helps consumers find lawyers based on their win rates for particular types of cases. Called Justice Toolbox, the startup uses data mined ...


February 9, 2017, 11:43 am, 1718314

Want to enhance your productivity and increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a lawyer? Check out these tips from Jay Harrington of Harrington Communications over at the Attorney at Work blog:

“Working late from time to time is an unavoidable consequence of being a lawyer. Still, many lawyers fail to structure ...


February 8, 2017, 11:43 am, 1717873

Looking to climb the in-house ladder or just prosper in your current environment? Why not listen to advice given by General Counsel, as collected by Sonya Som of Major Lindsey & Africa:

“I thought I might share ...


February 7, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1717501

According to a recent survey, many law firms may end up terminated by their in-house clients this year:

“Nearly a third of global general counsel and chief legal officers last year ended at least one relationship with a law firm or outside counsel because of performance issues, according to a survey. Nearly ...


February 6, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1717138

Looking for baseline data on GC compensation? Check out a piece at the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel that provides some figures to work with:

“Median compensation for general counsel increased slightly between 2014 and 2015 at companies ranging from under $1 billion in revenue to more than $15 billion, according to “General ...


February 6, 2017, 9:43 am, 1717051

In-house counsel concerned that their outside counsel may fade away like white dwarf stars should also look at the legal profession generally, and what their own role in it may look like if they and their fellow lawyers fail to evolve:

“From the early reports, 2016 was another decent year for ...


February 1, 2017, 9:43 am, 1715645

Looking for baseline data on GC compensation? Check out a piece at the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel that provides some figures to work with:

“Median compensation for general counsel increased slightly between 2014 and 2015 at companies ranging from under $1 billion in revenue to more than $15 billion, according to “General ...