The Pros and Cons of Serving In-House

Heather N. Bowen
In-house counsel are quick on their feet and equipped to respond immediately to preempt problems as decisions are being made.

In-house counsel are quick on their feet and equipped to respond immediately to preempt problems as decisions are being made.

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There are many ways to define a successful practice of law. After law school, new attorneys have many employment options available to them. Many choose to take on postgraduate legal fellowships, judicial clerkships, or an associate position in a private law firm. Others may go into practice at a nonprofit institution or take a position with the government or in academia. However, there are far fewer attorneys who choose to begin their legal career as in-house counsel.

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