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Counsel to Counsel is a podcast for attorneys who are looking for insights to help increase their overall career satisfaction.  You can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also listen to episodes from this home page.  In each episode, I introduce you to consultants who have been shaping the legal industry and attorneys who have done interesting and sometimes unconventional things with their careers.  My guests will share with you tips on how to achieve greater career and marketing success. Some will talk about the ways they have built fulfilling careers outside of the practice. Through this series, I hope to identify ways that you can find more happiness as a lawyer.  If you'd like to learn more about me, I invite you to visit my website at www.seckler.com.  There you will find links to my blog and to many career and marketing resources.  If you like this show, please review it on iTunes. Your comments are always welcome.  Feel free to reach out to me at legal@seckler.com if you'd like to discuss your own career or marketing concerns.  I'm always happy to speak with lawyers about their careers and I enjoy talking about marketing.

Feb 6, 2018

Many lawyers in private practice think about the day when they will leave the billable hour behind and take a position in the law department of a corporation. Corporate law jobs offer attorneys the opportunity to get more deeply involved in a client's business.

But what is it really like to go in-house?  How does your role as a lawyer change when you have one client? And are the hours really better?

Stephen Seckler speaks almost daily to associates who dream about leaving private practice.  He surveyed over 100 in-house lawyers about what they have learned going in-house and published an article What I've Learned as In-house Counsel.  One of the participants in the survey, Walt Pollard, had some particularly insightful comments about what is means to be an in-house lawyer and how to position yourself for one of these jobs.  In this episode of CounseltoCounsel, Walt offers his tips for how to make a successful transition.