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"News for Inhouse Lawyers”

January 19, 2017, 9:43 am, 1711854
In law as with many jobs, years spent nose-down in documents can make you oblivious to the fact that you are in a career rut.  Do yourself a favor and take a quick self-assessment:

“You regularly check off assignments and you keep your boss happy. You often feel busy–even stressed–at work. ...

January 18, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1711589

As a lawyer, saying no can often be a difficult task.  Check out this recent piece at Entrepreneur and also our earlier piece on the topic:

“Whether you’re trying to impress your boss or you fear you’ll let someone down, saying “no” at work can be hard. But it ...

January 18, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1711588

Being put out to pasture takes on a new, more imminent meaning:

“The documentary Humans Need Not Apply is fascinating. It states “as mechanical muscles pushed horses out of the economy, mechanical minds will do the same to humans. Not immediately, not everywhere, but in large enough numbers and soon ...

January 17, 2017, 9:43 am, 1711137

The next time your outside counsel quotes an hourly rate, simply explain that the billable hour died long ago:

“Most law firms say they use the billable hour model for pricing most of their work, but the ...

January 16, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1710911

If you aren’t following legal AI, read on to get up to speed on how far things advanced just last year:

“2016 will be remembered as the year when legal AI and advanced automation went from being a subject for conference discussions about ‘the future’ and became something very real in the ...

January 12, 2017, 9:43 am, 1709975

Bashing lawyers and the legal profession is a popular past-time, but one publication across the pond is pulling no punches:

“Right-wing news site the Daily Mail has kicked off the new year with a pretty brutal article about how greedy the legal profession is. The piece…seemingly questioned why lawyers have been ...

January 11, 2017, 9:43 am, 1709622

In-house counsel negotiate daily – with vendors, customers and even within their own organization.  Do you have what it takes to negotiate like a boss?

“How many life-changing, growth-catalyzing deals didn’t get done…because the two sides weren’t able to see eye-to-eye on the value they could create together? How many opportunities ...

January 10, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1709387

Apparently, the dog and pony show does not come cheap:

“Ever wonder how much a client presentation costs at a big law firm? At Latham & Watkins, it can go anywhere between $30,000 and $70,000, according to a report in The New York Times…if you reached the bottom of the Times’ ...

January 10, 2017, 9:43 am, 1709255

A milestone has been achieved – there are more women than men in law school for the first time:

“For the first time ever, women make up a slight majority of students enrolled at American Bar Association-accredited law schools…The ABA data shows 55,728 women are enrolled in law schools. Put another way: 50.3 percent ...

January 9, 2017, 9:43 am, 1708880

When looking for legal jobs, it is not uncommon to see postings with desired ranges of experience.  But what happens when you have greater experience? Will your extra experience be a benefit or a detriment? The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts:

“It’s not easy to tell whether a lawyer has ...