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I’m thinking about transitioning to In-House from a big law firm where I practice Employee Benefits. Will employers consider me without the typical “corporate” or “litigation” experience?

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Switching firms. big law to big law (NY to CA). What kinds of things should I negotiate for? Already have 3 offers - 1 with a $20K starting bonus & full EOY bonus w no billable req (but not best opp)

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75k salary with 180 hours a month billable for a civil premier defense firm......seems a little low on $$$ for the billables ...I’m a second year associate ....any thoughts?

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How do firms view secondment?

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I am a first-year at a small firm doing litigation looking to move into a corporate practice group at a big law firm within the next year or two. What should I be doing now to make that possible?

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What is a considerate way to say “no thank you” to a recruiter? I was contacted on LinkedIn and want to be respectful of the recruiter’s time but also want to thank them for thinking of me.

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I am a Special Counsel- Commercial Litigation looking to move in-house. I have applied to positions and had some interviews but no offers any recommendations on good recruiters who can assist?

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Another job opp: senior corporate counsel role 7 years plus, yes partner is possible and bus dev. Email me if interested.

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Job opp: construction lit- 5 yrs plus experience top tier practice group in htown. Email me. Always confidential

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How feasible is it to transition out of compliance into legal practice?

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What types of different bonus structures do you run into? End of year only, quarterly, semi-annually?

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Graduated from law school with an in-house offer. Was laid off before bar results. Took a paralegal job with promise of promotion once licensed. Never happened. Took another paralegal job (con’t)

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Anyone have tips on writing a cover letter without referring to anything in the resume?

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Best benefits for midsized firm?

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What is a decent annual billable requirement? Also, billing tips are appreciated. For some reason I am really struggling. Am I self sabotaging?!

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How do you make the most of legal networking events without seeming too eager /disingenuous but also making sure to have meaningful (maybe even memorable) encounters?

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What is the current market salary for a 2nd Year associate in the Cincinnati?

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What is the most annoying thing about recruiters?

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I want to find another in-house position in California (moving from Boston). I work at a very large company doing M&A, venture capital (we have a corporate venture capital program), and some...

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What should I expect in a lateral interview? I haven’t interviewed since law school.

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