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How In-House Lawyers Can Reduce Stress

Lawyers can reduce stress if they have the tools to do so and are committed to improving their well-being. Fortunately, Sterling Miller has released another installment in his Ten Things series that can help guide your path to reduced stress and improved physical and mental health. Managing stress and preventing it from taking over are keys to long-term success as a lawyer, and in-house counsel often face inordinate levels of stress and working from home has increased this for some. Lawyers who ...
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Negotiating Salary In 2021 And Beyond

Negotiating salary is a key skill to master, and the earlier in your career you do it, the better. With the jobs market returning to the red hot pre-pandemic levels, now may just be the time to make a move and get yourself a boost in compensation that will enhance your financial future. Using the right tips, anyone can learn to negotiate salary effectively even if they hate the concept. And remember, sometimes you need to negotiate non-salary items as well. Don’t sell yourself short, you’ve take...
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Make Hiring Managers Love You

Make hiring managers love you and you may leap to the front of the pool of candidates under consideration. While in-house counsel job openings are at record levels, the competition for coveted positions is fierce as candidates are in the process of shaking off their pandemic slumber, spreading their wings and looking to make moves in the New Normal. With remote work being one byproduct of the pandemic that many employers may keep around, remote legal jobs and remote interview processes have beco...
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Being Nice Can Hurt Your Career

Being nice may hurt your career, as counterintuitive as that may sound. But this does not mean you should not be kind and strive to excel at your job. To the contrary, you should focus on these things as they will be keys to your success and they will make you an invaluable asset to an organization as well. As part of these efforts you have to position yourself for long-term success, avoid burn-out and manage your own career even if you have a boss who is a bad manager. “Learn the difference bet...
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Attorney Burnout: 4 Traps to Avoid

Attorney burnout is a risk faced by all lawyers – in-house and outside counsel alike. It’s something that most lawyers face at some point in their careers, if not at multiple times. One key is identifying things that cause burnout before you engage in them, and proactively working to avoid attorney burnout which will affect all aspects of your lives. Self-care is critical as you are in the driver’s seat for your own physical and mental health, but you must be careful not to miss the warning sign...
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Lawyers Should Stop Doing These 10 Things

Lawyers should stop doing a lot of things if you asked other lawyers – or the population at large. But what things should lawyers stop doing to achieve real, meaningful lawyer productivity? As we enter the New Normal, it’s time to look back and assess what has worked, what does not and what to carry forward into the new work world. Read on for tips on what you should stop doing as a lawyer and how you can increase your efficiency and productivity. It may be that some new habits are in order, esp...
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Revitalize Your Career In 3 Steps

Revitalize your career – there is no better time than now when the world is beginning to adjust to a New Normal. There is no reason that you cannot use this opportunity to hit a big reset button on your career if you feel it is needed, and even if you only want to make changes in certain aspects of it. There are many tips to help you better manage where you are and where you are going, from the power of saying “No” to jumpstarting your legal job search. “Carson Tate of Working Simply says: “Ther...
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Manage Your Boss With Three Rules

Manage your boss and your career will feel effortless. Ok, it may be harder said than done, but think of novel ways to increase the effectiveness of your interactions with your boss. Whether you are a General Counsel or a staff attorney, everyone has a boss (and in some cases, many more than one), so these rules apply equally to everyone in the law department. As hordes of lawyers are soon to return to the office, their bosses will once again be up close and personal, and it is time to hone your...
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What To Lose To Make Career Gains

Make career gains by losing things that are impeding your progress or draining your energy. Sometimes you need to lose to win, and there is no better time to start than after a year long hermetic existence. There is no better time to make up for lost time than now, and while many will take a few months to get their bearings, you can be steaming ahead as the economy begins its return to its red hot pre-pandemic levels. Legal hiring is already ahead of the curve, so don’t be left behind and miss o...
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Lawyers Burning Out With Long Hours

Long hours are prevalent in the legal industry, and not just at large law firms. While many see in-house counsel life as the promised land of green pastures, 9-5 hours and work-life balance, the reality is quite different for many. In-house counsel often work longer hours and on more projects than they did when they were in private practice, and for good reason. In-house counsel are closer to the business function than outside counsel, and when issues and emergencies arise, in-house counsel are ...
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10 Resume Phrases Recruiters Hate

Resumes phrases can sink your candidacy for a coveted in-house counsel job, so it is critical to scan your in-house counsel resume and keep tuning it to make the best impression possible. We’ve posted frequently on legal resumes, so take these tips together with the earlier posts to help craft or revise your resume. Remember, there are things that you may need to explain (especially gaps in employment) and others that you are better leaving out altogether, and sometimes choosing the correct resu...
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Unposted In-House Job Opportunities – How To Find Them

Unposted in-house job opportunities exist, and an in-house counsel job searcher should make a point of keeping these in mind when trying to land an in-house counsel job. Job boards can be a great tool to find jobs that are already public, but these jobs often attract huge amounts of attention quickly. Adding unposted job opportunities to your search list will expand your pool and often unearth unique and unexpected opportunities at companies and organizations that may not even be on your radar. ...
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Unposted Job Opportunities – How To Find Them

Unposted job opportunities exist, and an in-house counsel job searcher should make a point of keeping these in mind when trying to land an in-house counsel job. Job boards can be a great tool to find jobs that are already public, but these jobs often attract huge amounts of attention quickly. Adding unposted job opportunities to your search list will expand your pool and often unearth unique and unexpected opportunities at companies and organizations that may not even be on your radar. Another f...
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Attorney Writes A Handbook For In-House Lawyers

A handbook for in-house lawyers? For many this could be just what they need to up their in-house game. While written by David Sclar from his perspective as an in-house lawyer focusing on technology issues, the book may be just as useful for a broader in-house audience as many of the tips and suggestions apply at all levels of in-house counsel life. The book is affordable, timely, and a resource all in-house counsel should consider adding to their library and sharing with their peers. For those a...
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947 CLOs Surveyed: Results Showcase New Trends In-House Professionals Must Know (Adv.)

For a couple of decades now, the Association of Corporate Counsel has published the 2021 Chief Legal Officers Survey—a compilation of findings related to the role of the CLO and General Counsel, and their value to an organization. This year’s survey gathered responses from nearly 1,000 GCs and CLOs spanning 21 industries and 44 countries, which makes it one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of its kind. For this year’s survey, Exterro—the ACC’s exclusive Alliance Partner for E-Discov...
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How To Land Your Remote Dream Job

Your remote dream job may be closer than you think, as more and more companies have learned to operate in a virtual environment. There are no bright sides to the pandemic, especially the hardships endured due to prolonged “shelter in place” orders and numerous lockdowns. In some cases, out of adversity comes opportunity, and the proliferation of remote legal jobs has astounded both candidates and legal recruiters who serve them. More and more in-house counsel job postings are featuring the abili...
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Trends That May Define Your In-House Career

Your in-house career may have taken a hit or an unexpected turn during the pandemic, but there are reasons to look ahead and keep up on trends that may impact your personal and career trajectories. In-house counsel job openings are surging, as companies are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel at the same time as they grapple with new and unique issues, a changing political environment and the possibility of significant  to regulatory and tax regimes. A significant increase in GC and C...
Tags: Law, Careers, CLO, Career Tips for Lawyers, House Career


Lawyers On Lockdown Calling Helplines

Lawyers on lockdown are increasingly reaching out to helplines to manage stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. Like many struggling with lockdown issues, lawyers are not immune from the daily stressors that the lockdowns have brought. The increase in calls to helplines is a good sign, as lawyers suffer from mental health, alcohol and drug issues at greater rates than the general population. Lawyers on lockdown should be lauded for reaching out for help. With vaccines being deployed, so...
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Why Can’t The Legal Function Prove Its Value?

The legal function is oft-derided, and for many good reasons that have stood the test of time. But with the advent of digital transformation, which is affecting all industries, legal services are being reverse-engineered by customers to best suit their needs.  Whether a lawyer is an in-house counsel, one working for a non-profit, or one of the multitudes in private practice, attention must be paid to the radical transformation that the legal function is undergoing. Indeed, the very value of lega...
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How Finding A Job Will Be Different In 2021

Finding a job in 2021 may be far different than in years past, as many of the trends that have predominated during the pandemic are likely to stick around. Not only will there be a much greater supply of remote legal jobs which will open up in-house counsel opportunities to lawyers in diverse jurisdictions, but expect things like your digital presence and specific capabilities rise in importance. It will also be key to be able to track and improve your productivity and optimize your usage of onl...
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Resolutions For Lawyers For The New Year

Resolutions for lawyers for the New Year – where to start? This year was certainly one to be added to the record books, and said books should promptly be dropped into an industrial shredder. But years such as these can help build resilience. Making it through and learning lessons can provide valuable perspectives on how one wants to live their life going forward. Resolutions for lawyers may be quite different this year than in years past, and may very well help set you on the path you desire for...
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Take Charge Of Your Career With 5 Steps

Take charge of your career and your future will be one of unlimited opportunities. Instead of letting others dictate your path, create your own using five steps that will set you up for long-term success. And if you need a job jumpstart, check out these tips to boost your legal job search. Finally, learn the “power of no“, and you will find more freedom than you can imagine. Legal careers have evolved dramatically from those in decades past, and the new legal career is one that many senior lawye...
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5 Ways Job Seekers Can Stand Out

Job seekers can stand out – even in times such as this. And those who do will find themselves best positioned for a new gig as vaccine distribution commences and the world becomes to pivot to the New Normal. The legal job market has been gaining steam over the last few months as companies grapple with new issues and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “If you’re looking for a job and watching the coming COVID-19 holiday season loom, don’t despair: It could be your lucky break. ‘My advice...
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The Power of Decency in the Legal Profession

Decency in the legal profession – the phrase may cause lawyers and the general public to emit a collective guffaw. Yet we can, and indeed we should, strive for decency as it is sorely lacking in so many areas of daily life. How to do it in the midst of global turmoil and a profession that, by its nature, is contentious and adversarial, is a question many have asked for some time. Perhaps that once we overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic and get some time to reflect on life we will have ...
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Speed Up Your Job Search

Speed up your job search to land a coveted in-house counsel job or even a General Counsel job. There are some key elements in propelling your job search forward quickly, and don’t forget not to sabotage yourself in the process. “I got an email yesterday from a client wanting to know if I had any job search tips. Unfortunately, he had been recently laid off and found himself on the job market. Talking to him got me thinking…what really makes a job search successful? The bad news is that there isn...
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How In-House Counsel Can Understand Risk Tolerance

If you understand risk tolerance, you know that it can vary by client, transaction, economic environment and many other factors. For in-house counsel, the need to understand risk tolerance is key to effectively managing corporate legal affairs. Indeed, the better an in-house counsel understands organizational risk tolerance, the more skilled they will be in representing the organization, closing deals, and keeping the company in its risk tolerance lane. Lawyers taking on risk can always use some...
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What You Were Taught About Career Paths Was Wrong

Career paths can be linear for some, but nonlinear and nontraditional for others. Sometimes, taking an alternate or unexpected path may prepare you for greater career growth down the road. Don’t be stuck in a lockstep rut, always consider other opportunities as well as traditional ones. Some find success by taking the path of most resistance early in their career. Others fail to realize they are in the wrong job and linger for too much time, foregoing other more fulfilling opportunities. As the ...
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Is Now The Right Time To Change Jobs?

The right time to change jobs might be right now, despite your feelings of uncertainty due to the pandemic and the economic uncertainty it caused. One thing is certain, legal hiring is back on the rise over the past couple of months after slowing during the pandemic. There has also been a significant uptick in the number of senior and General Counsel roles available for those who are looking at that level. Some industries navigating the New Normal appear to need lawyers now more than ever. So fo...
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In-House Counsel Rules To Live By and Thrive By

In-house counsel rules to live by – just what you have been waiting for! From the famous Sterling Miller, known worldwide for his excellent “Ten Things” lists for in-house counsel. Many of these rules will resonate with you in your in-house practice, and if you have idea for other in-house counsel rules let Sterling know! “Last week I was cleaning out a bunch of old files on my computer (because that’s how I roll).  I had the television on in the background and one of my favorite movies was play...
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What Legal Recruiters Need To Know About You

Wondering what legal recruiters need to know about you? You should be. The legal jobs market is looking much stronger than anyone expected, as many are finding that the economy’s strong foundation has helped it weather the worst of the pandemic. Now, it’s time to dust off that resume and begin your legal search in earnest. This article by the Princeton Legal Search Group will give you some tips on how to work effectively with a legal recruiter, which will greatly increase your chances of landing...
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