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The Headhunter: In-house lawyers: Plan for your success | David Namkung

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:03 PM | By David Namkung

As a recruiter, I encounter too many in-house lawyers without a clear career plan. As a result, they remain in the same position with the same responsibilities year after year, without a clear path forward.

The risk of having no career goals is that you are more prone to staying on auto-pilot and unprepared for your next growth opportunity, which is particularly dangerous for in-house counsel: there are 20-year call in-house counsel with essentially the same skills and responsibilities as their seven-year call colleagues. Without attention...