What is the Best Structure for your In House Legal Department?

We work closely with legal departments across a wide range of industries and have a first-hand view of the different ways that in house legal departments are structured. If you are experiencing challenges growing your legal department and have difficulty … [more]

Should You Stay Or Should You Go?

We have all been told that staying at a job for a long time is an asset.  In past generations, people were known to spend the entirety of their careers at the same organization.  In current times, however, the landscape … [more]

Market Report: Evaluating “Lateral” In-House Moves

The definition of a lateral move is subjective.  Most attorneys believe that a career move is ‘lateral’ (and therefore not worthwhile) if the title and compensation are similar to his/her current situation.  With the current market, however, that premise no longer … [more]

Your LinkedIn Profile: An Asset or a Liability?

Over the past few years, LinkedIn has grown from an online networking forum to a professional platform that has the potential to disrupt and fundamentally change the recruitment process across a multitude of industries.  LinkedIn can be an incredibly powerful … [more]

The Compensation Conversation

When you are interviewing for a new legal position, you will most certainly be questioned at some point about compensation. We completely understand the push-back that lawyers have when they are asked in an interview (and sometimes asked multiple times … [more]

The Interview, Asking the Right Questions

What Will YOU Ask During the Interview? Be prepared for the great switch– the point in the interview when the interviewer turns the table and asks if you have any questions for them.  Asking the right questions during an interview … [more]

Market Strategies for a Successful Legal Succession Plan

Succession planning can be exact and precise, or it can be open and loosely interpreted. The format will depend in part on your organization’s culture and resources. Below are suggestions on how to supplement what you may be doing or … [more]

Establish a Comprehensive, Long-Term Vision for Your Legal Team

Long-term vision may have different definitions for different companies, but here are some statistics to frame the conversation: The interview process in America has grown by 3.3 to 3.7 days since 2009. “Today it stands at 22.9 days on average.” (Source: Glassdoor) Eight months is the … [more]