Category: Going In-House

A closer look at in-house counsel salaries from the 2018 Robert Half Legal Salary Guide

Robert Half’s 2018 salary guide is out, with a new methodology for presenting data on in-house counsel salaries. As always, it offers some great national perspective on in-house base compensation that will be of serious interest to anyone in-house, or who is looking to make the move. In this article, we take a closer look behind the 2018 numbers and also compare them with the 2017 edition of the guide.

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The sample CV/resume template that got me offers for multiple in-house counsel positions

It’s amazing how many employed attorneys don’t have an updated copy of their resume/curriculum vitae at their fingertips! If you’re in that cohort, or if you just don’t know where to start preparing a CV, this article provides the template I have used with much success over the years. Again, while it’s geared toward applying for an in-house position, any professional that is looking to make a move – or just give their CV a new look – will hopefully find it of import too.

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The sample cover letter template that got me offers for multiple in-house counsel positions

Cover letters can be tough to draft and are sometimes overlooked by job seekers. Over time, I’ve tweaked a template that I believe can be adapted for any type of job application, though it’s geared for in-house lawyers. This article provides an annotated copy of the template, which includes comments and advice for your specific circumstances.

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In-house counsel salaries: BarkerGilmore releases 2017 compensation report

Data about in-house counsel compensation ranges isn’t always easy to come by, which is why annual reports from Robert Half Legal and BarkerGilmore are so critical. In this article, we take a deeper dive into the metrics in the latter’s 2017 in-house counsel compensation report. The data should be of interest to both law firm associates looking to negotiate their way into an in-house position and current in-house lawyers thinking about making a lateral move.

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