Do your “years of experience” reset when you go in-house?

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Yes every lawyer got together and decided that as a body they would not consider in-house as years of experience.

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Your job is trying to screw you, likely some evil HR drone

It depends on whether you hit a save point or not. If you didn’t, your experience resets but you get to keep all the side quests you’ve already completed.

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They shouldn't, assuming your previous experience is in the law and ideally in the speciality/group you're in.

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I went from being a rising mid-level supervising juniors to the bottom in terms of seniority, so it feels that way sometimes

It is a different ball game. You are learning a whole new way to communicate risk. Your YOE don’t “reset”, you are green though.

This is fair. I’d still count my experience, but I’d do so understanding that I have very limited in-house experience. So overall YOE would be the same, but you’ll still feel like a baby lawyer again in your first in-house role.

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YOE only reset when you first get barred

I mean, in-house is more law practice-adjacent than actually practicing law. I wouldn’t count it, either.

Lol what

I’ve had friends tell me a few years in private practice is valued (I don’t know what a “few” is, maybe 3–5?). But after that, it doesn’t matter how many law firm years you have. It’s the number of in house YOE.

I don’t know if this is true but I’ve had a couple friends say this.

If you didn’t rest at a bonfire, it resets from scratch.

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