Tag Archives: career plan

The Ideal In-House Candidate

The ideal candidate for an in-house legal department is somewhat different than for a law firm. Although good legal skills are mandatory, a successful in-house lawyer possesses additional business and soft skills not necessarily required for advancement in private practice.   Seniority In-house legal departments usually seek candidates who possess several years of solid law…
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California Legal Market Update: Not So Golden

All that glitters is not gold when it comes to California’s job outlook for new lawyers. ABA data shows that the Golden State's law schools have a tougher time placing graduates in law jobs than their counterparts in other states. Dismal employment rates Employment rates vary significantly among California's many law schools. Top-ranked institutions, such…
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What’s Hot in 2016?

New Year career planning includes an analysis of how your practice did last year and what you expect in the year to come. Look not only at the clients and matters you’re handling, but also at what’s going on at your firm and in the legal marketplace and business environment generally. Hot and cold areas…
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Five Tips for Advancing Your Legal Career

In addition to doing copious amounts of excellent legal work, lawyers who wish to progress in their careers have a few extra tricks up their sleeves. Have “the talk” A crucial step to getting ahead is to find out exactly what you need to do to achieve success in your particular organization. Sit down with…
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