Excited to launch our 62-page “Ultimate Guide to Going In-House and Succeeding as Corporate Counsel!”

Our Ultimate Guide to Going In-House and Succeeding as Corporate Counsel is a 62-page, 23,000-word, e-book that peels back the curtain on everything you need to know about getting an in-house position and succeeding once you walk in the door. It’s priced at $49 because (1) by paying for it you are more likely to implement the lessons learned in here and get yourself out of the law firm; (2) it’s a tip of the cap to the “sweet spot” for going in-house: 4 to 9 years inside of a law firm in private practice; and (3) it contains template cover letters, negotiation scripts, a form CV, and lots of other goodies that I think you’ll find make it well-worth the price.

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What does the inverted bond-yield curve mean for the next decade of in-house corporate counsel practice?

Yields on long-term bonds are drifting lower than those on short-term bonds. In other words, investors are betting that, in the future, interest rates will stay depressed on account of a sluggish economy. This means that investors are less bullish on the future than they are on the present – and in the past, this has been a pretty good leading indicator of a recession. So what – if anything – does this situation mean for in-house lawyers, or firm lawyers who are thinking about making the move in-house in the near future?

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Key takeaways from the 2019 BarkerGilmore In-House Counsel Compensation Survey

A “record-breaking” number of in-house lawyers participated in the 2019 BarkerGilmore In-House Counsel Compensation Report (approximately 2000 of us). As I’ve said before here at Dollar Barrister, I find these annual surveys to be invaluable in benchmarking my own compensation and advising friends and colleagues who are also in-house on the suitability of their compensation packages. I personally found the data in this 2019 edition of the Report to be generally consistent with what my friends and colleagues are earning. I also think BarkerGilmore does a great job of parsing the data it receives in a meaningful way that should be helpful both to job seekers and in-house lawyers getting ready to fight their finance and accounting departments during FY20 budgeting

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Is the law firm model “fundamentally broken?” Millennials say yes.

In survey results that they published a few weeks ago, Above the Law and Major Lindsay and Africa presented thoughts from 1200 polled millennial attorneys on private law firm practice, making partner, and how their career goals align with the goals of their law firms. The report also contains some interesting data points about how this millennial lawyer cohort views in-house counsel practice – obviously of significant interest to us here at Dollar Barrister. In fact, one of the questions posed to the millennial cohort was “why are you interested in going in-house?” In this article, we take a look at millennials’ responses.

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How to use our household finances Excel spreadsheet to stay on top of your savings during tax season

It’s tax season again! April 15 is right around the corner, and you might be getting ready to write a check to the IRS (ugh) or trying to figure out what to do with a refund check (yes!). If so, having a spreadsheet like this at your fingertips to calculate credit card payoff balances and utilization rates, cash flow, savings, and your net worth is critical to staying on track with your financial goals once April 15 comes and goes. It’s priced at just $15, which we think you’ll agree is a fair price once you dig into the template, start using it, and see your net worth and cash flow management skills increase. What gets measured gets improved!

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