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Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re ready to schedule...

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Busy is the New Stupid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:45:17 +0000

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...

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The Fastest Way To Turn Around Career Burnout

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:02:00 +0000

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...

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A good day at work? Not likely if you’re a lawyer

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:30:34 +0000

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...

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Pick Lawyers Based On Win Rates with Justice Toolbox

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:30:24 +0000

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...

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Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:30:05 +0000

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...

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Words of Advice from Your GC Friends

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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...

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Top Legal Officers Have Law Firms on Chopping Block

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:40:00 +0000

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...

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Welcome to the Era of White Dwarf Law Firms

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:00:46 +0000

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...

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GC Compensation: Breaking Down the Numbers

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:02:01 +0000

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...

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Lawyers: Get Ready for Blockchain

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:30:22 +0000

Still using a flip-phone? Was the last big thing in tech you remember Y2K? Lawyers, get ready for blockchain: “Blockchain technology is a topic that interests me greatly. It also is a favorite topic of...

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Public M&A Year in Review: Trends and Highlights from 2016 (Free CLE Webinar, Wed 2/1)

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:58:43 +0000

Practical Law has another free webinar offering free CLE in many jurisdictions. If you have time this Wednesday and need some CLE, register today and check it out: “Successfully negotiating a public M&A deal for...

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Cut Your Email Time In Half

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:11:00 +0000

Until the robots take over, we’re going to have to learn to tame e-mail overload.  Learn how to cut your email time in half: “We have a love/hate relationship with email. Forty percent of employees...

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7 Ways to Prove Impact in Your CV

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:02:27 +0000

You toiled away, you did the work, but are you able to prove that you had impact in your CV? Applicants for in-house counsel jobs who can show that they benefited their previous employers will stand...

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Do’s and Don’ts When Negotiating an In-House Compensation Package

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:03:00 +0000

Kimberly Lerman of Major, Lindsey & Africa gives her thoughts on negotiating an in-house compensation package: “Once you receive an in-house job offer, you have a lot more leverage with your potential new employer than you...

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U.S. General Counsel are Bullish on Trump

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:13:10 +0000

General counsel in the United States are generally positive about a Trump presidency, a recent survey reveals: “In a new survey, a majority of chief legal officers at U.S. companies expressed optimism that their business...

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4 Signs You’re Stuck in a Career Rut

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:03:28 +0000

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...

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Where Are The Jobs? Are Humans The Horses Of The 21st Century?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:45:34 +0000

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...

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The Billable Hour Isn’t Dying – It’s Already Dead

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:02:00 +0000

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,...

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Artificial Lawyer: The New Era of Legal AI Begins

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:03:52 +0000

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...

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