Author: Dollar Barrister

Five tips for successfully navigating phone interviews and screeners for in-house counsel positions

Phone screens may seem like relatively low-stress, comparatively “easy” interviews to deal with. But unless you prepare properly you could be putting your chances of moving on to the next round in jeopardy. Here are five tips for handling the phone screener so you’re ready to dive into this critical step in the interview process.

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Reflecting on how I survived the 2008 financial crisis as a law firm associate, ten years later

The financial crisis is now ten years behind us, but I still find myself thinking about that time in my life. This fall, I’m reflecting on how I was able to navigate the treacherous waters of financial crisis and law firm drama by being both proactive and lucky (but mostly lucky). With markets pushing all-time highs while debt is piling up across the world, I have some thoughts on my experience that fall and into early 2009 which I hope will serve me – and you – well if we enter another similar downturn in the near future.

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The ten commandments for going in-house: Part 2

Part 2 in our two-part series on making the move from law firm to in-house corporate counsel practice is here! These are the second five of our ten commandments for getting out of the law firm grind, from picking an industry instead of practice area to being patient while you’re still an associate looking for the right in-house role.

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