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March 22, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1730889

How do you land an in-house gig when you live far from the company you are pining for? Sonya Som, partner in Major Lindsey & Africa’s Chicago/ Midwest office, gives her always eloquent and practical thoughts:

“Not being a local candidate can be a tough hurdle ...

March 21, 2017, 11:43 am, 1730471

The Lawyer Whisperer gives her thoughts on how long an attorney should stay in the same in house job:

“The most appropriate length of time to stay in a role or in an organization company can be the same or different depending on how your role evolves over time. Also, the ...

March 20, 2017, 11:43 am, 1730148

Interesting data analysis on the language of high-paying job listings and its impact on applicants:

“Would you consider yourself a driven, experienced leader eager to get your hands dirty? Then you’re likely a man. Job listings that include words and phrases like “get your hands dirty” and “driven” are ...

March 16, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1729269

Yes, it’s that time of year again.  US News has released its vaunted and sometimes maligned law school rankings.  Find out where your law school ranks this year before your better-ranked colleagues come into your office to spike the football:

“The U.S. News rankings of 197 law schools fully accredited by ...

March 15, 2017, 11:43 am, 1728871

Whether you are looking at innovation inside your legal department or trying to follow the latest gyrations of your outside counsel’s delivery models, this post by Jaap Bosman points out a simple point – law is a business like any other business:

“Innovation has been the buzzword in the legal sector ...

March 14, 2017, 11:43 am, 1728484
There is a time and place for everything, or at least that is what they tell us.  Well, apparently bragging can help your career – if you do it right – and at the right time.

“While “Here are the top three reasons why I’m amazing . . .” is no ...

March 13, 2017, 11:43 am, 1728118

So when you are “working from home” (finger quotes in the air), your outside counsel may be as well.  Who said working from home causes more stress?

“When Morgan Lewis chair Jami McKeon started as an associate at her firm 36 years ago, there were no alternative work arrangements. ...

March 9, 2017, 11:43 am, 1727192

Anthony Greco, Senior Corporate Counsel at Kargo, gives some advice to fourth year associates that is just as important for those starting out in their in-house counsel job:

“There you are, waiting for a partner to provide comments, daydreaming about going in-house. You’ve thought about it for a while – maybe you’d ...

March 8, 2017, 11:43 am, 1726799

Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida, gives her thoughts on working with people who annoy you.  Of course, we’re talking about people outside of the law department, right?

“Somewhere in your business career, you will probably work with someone you ...

March 6, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1726115

Tech can free up lawyers from legal work so that they can focus on more complex matters – such as keeping their jobs:

“JPMorgan Chase has found a way to save on legal spending. The bank is using new software called “COIN”—short for Contract Intelligence—to review commercial loan agreements, according to ...