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.