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What questions would be helpful to ask in-house attorneys, even if a little personal, to determine whether in-house would be a good fit? As background, I am thinking about leaving my firm. I like the firm but dislike the hours and I am realizing that it only gets worse (late bloomer, I know). My mentor suggested that I do a little more homework by using an org I am in to make sure the change will be an improvement and to know what to ask for in interviews if I decide to start looking around.

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Think behavioral interviewing. “Can you describe a time when you…” and think about situations that matter to you/were problematic. So questions like, “Can you think about a time you had to take emergency leave/ request an expensive training/ had a conflict with a supervisor? How was that handled?”

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