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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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How to Say No at Work

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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...

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Law Has Become a Massive Gravy Train

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:30:22 +0000

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...

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How to Negotiate Like a Boss

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:58:00 +0000

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...

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Biglaw Pitches to In-House Counsel Cost Up to $70K

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:22:41 +0000

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,...

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Milestone: More Women Than Men in Law School

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:14:34 +0000

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...

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When Can You Have Too Much Experience for a Legal Job?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:18:41 +0000

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?...

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How to Get Promoted This Year

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:11:34 +0000

If you are looking to move up the in-house counsel ladder and get promoted this year, you have to lay the appropriate groundwork: “Is your goal this year to get that promotion? Good for you!...

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In Search of the Essence of a General Counsel

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:45:08 +0000

What is the essence of a general counsel? Lean Law Evangelist Ken Grady gives his thoughts in a piece at SeytLines: “Like many of you, I have worked with general counsels for most of my...

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GE Creates ‘Yelp for Lawyers’ to Assess Outside Law Firms

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:35:57 +0000

General Electric creates technology for others – and also for itself.  Its new tool, dubbed a ‘Yelp for Lawyers’ aims to be an information gathering and reporting tool that will make the outside counsel selection...

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:57:16 +0000

Goodbye, 2016.  Only time will tell what the most ridiculous lawsuits of 2017 will be: “A Massachusetts man who sold a faulty $40 printer through Craigslist was ordered to pay a whopping $30,000 to the...

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How Law Firms Can Serve As Way Stations for In-House Counsel

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Law firms as temporary oases? Sonya Som of Major, Lindsey & Africa describes how a brief stint at a law firm can be a useful way station for lawyers transitioning to the next in-house opportunity:...

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7 Things That Will Destroy Your Career

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:01:13 +0000

Just in time – a list of things to exclude from your New Year’s resolutions: “There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences....

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6 Things Recruiters Want To See On Your LinkedIn Profile

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:30:30 +0000

For the New Year, consider a tune-up of your LinkedIn profile if you are in the market for a new in-house counsel job: “The right recruiter can put you in front of dream job opportunities....

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In-House Lawyers Should Watch Their Law Firms in Court

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:02:22 +0000

Hey in-house lawyers, watch your law firms.  Oh, and by the way, while you are out, don’t forget to finish all of the stuff you have waiting for you back at the office.  In all...

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Law Firms Not Selling What In-House Counsel are Buying

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:48:31 +0000

Law firms are facing a wake-up call, the pot of legal spend is increasingly going to insourcing, technology and other non-law firm alternatives: “Demand is flat or falling at large law firms, says the newest Wells...

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Career Advice for Would Be GCs

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:02:11 +0000

Are you an in-house counsel who some day would like to become a GC? Mike Evers of Evers Legal has asked nine successful GCs for their advice for aspiring GCs and it is a great...

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