The Other Side of Paradise

Mark Herrmann

Excerpted from Inside Straight: Advice about Lawyering, In-House and Out, That Only the Internet Could Provide, by Mark Herrmann, published by the American Bar Association. Available at a discount to ABA members. 

I’ve received a couple of emails from associates at large firms saying that these folks sit at their desks dreaming about having in-house jobs: One client instead of many competing for your time. More manageable workload. A broader range of work. Less stress. An opportunity to think strategically instead of wallowing in minutiae. No more billable hours. No more time sheets. Bliss!

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