Tag Archives: Outsourcing

The In-house Interview

Because the ideal in-house candidate differs from the ideal law firm candidate, the interview differs, as well.  Candidates must take these differences into consideration to make a successful leap in-house from the law firm environment.   Preparation Preparation is essential for any job interview. Before interviewing for an in-house legal position, candidates should study the…
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Reshaping BigLaw

The traditional law firm pyramid model is under pressure. Historically, to support partner salaries at the top, firms continually added increasing number of associates at the bottom. Every year, big law firms hired troops of new associates and assigned them to high-volume but relatively low skilled projects to gain experience. Although contract lawyers, or, in…
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Multi-Sourcing Legal Services

In the current economic environment, especially, General Counsel resist paying high fees for routine, repetitive functions. They realize that some tasks don’t require lawyers, or at least high priced lawyers in traditional law firms, to complete them. Therefore, in order to hang onto as much business as possible, smart law firms minimize the cost of…
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New Lawyer Titles: What Do They Really Mean?

Over the past few decades, law firms transitioned from the traditional partner/associate firm structure towards the model of the large international accounting and consulting firms, with multiple tiers of positions with different titles, duties, and pay levels.  Now, there are all sorts of categories of law firm lawyers.  In addition to equity and non-equity partners,…
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