In-House Law Jobs | LegalAuthority.com
 People Love Legal Authority: Reviews


Need Help? Call 1-800-283-3860.
Already a Member? Sign In
Share
"The most common means of obtaining a job was a letter or other "self-initiated contact" with the employer..."
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW PLACEMENT
Advice

Your Options

 

  EMAIL TO FRIEND

  PDF VERSION

  PRINTABLE VERSION

In-House Law Jobs



Looking for the perfect in-house position? Our database contains every in-house legal department in the United States and abroad. (For American attorneys relocating abroad, we generally recommend that they approach only U.S. companies, due to compensation and other issues which can be complicated in any international relocation.) We can cover a specific city or the entire nation. Our job at Legal Authority is to ensure that we put your name in front of every company that may need an attorney like you.

In-house legal department sizes can range from one to over 600 attorneys. According to the American Corporate Counsel Association, over 20 percent of in-house counsels are their clients' sole in-house practitioner; departments of 2 to 5 attorneys comprise about 38 percent; nearly 25 percent represent organizations employing 6 to 20 in-house counsel; 15 percent practice in departments of 21+ attorneys.

Life as an In-House Attorney
As everyone knows, getting an in-house position can be one of the hardest achievements for any attorney, but it can also be the most satisfying. In-house positions can mean stock options, no required billable hours, and even the possibility of a management position within an important corporation. Many in-house attorneys earn far more per year than their counterparts in major American law firms. If you are interested in an in-house position, we can help you get there.

Most in-house job seekers rely principally on job search boards, the occasional recruiter job and the hope that one of their networking contacts will have the perfect in-house position. This is one way to get an in-house position, but certainly not the most effective. Using our database, we can help you contact in-house legal departments in virtually any area of the world.

Below we have outlined several case studies. These illustrations will show you that regardless of the point you are in your career, we have the resources to help you.

CASE STUDY: Career In-House Attorney
Robert had worked in-house for over 15 years for the same company in suburban Illinois, after graduating from a second tier law school. He was in charge of litigation management and was not a traditional in-house attorney, so he believed his options were minimal.

LEGAL AUTHORITY: Solution
We would be able to put Robert's resume in front of more than 250 in-house legal departments that would be good prospects for him. We would tailor his cover letter to give him a broader appeal than simply a litigation management specialist.

CASE STUDY: Associate at a High Powered Miami Law Firm
David was a third year associate at one of the premier firms in Miami, but was aching for an in-house position in one of the Miami corporations. David had already used headhunters, but had gotten nowhere, even after putting his name out to many potential employers.

LEGAL AUTHORITY: Solution
Even though David had already used Miami recruiters to search unsuccessfully for an in-house position, we would be able to identify 50% more employers who had never seen his resume. With this added market exposure, and our expert resume and cover letter revisions, David would have a much higher chance of getting a job.

CASE STUDY: Health Care Attorney Working for a Major Hospital Chain
After four years of working for a major East Coast hospital chain, Jessica was laid off after a large HMO consolidation. Jessica had been out of law school for ten years, and she went to a third-tier law school.

LEGAL AUTHORITY: Solution
While there may only be a few options in the portion of the United States she was in, we could locate many in-house legal departments in some way involved with the health care industry. Jessica would be able to get nationwide exposure in a very specialized field.

We have heard a few legal myths about getting an in-house position. One of the biggest myths we have heard from clients was that contacting all potential employers in a given city is an ineffective way to get an in-house legal position, because networking is the only way to move in-house. This is just not true. We've outlined and debunked some of the more common myths below.
     
Legal Myth LEGAL AUTHORITY
   
There are no in-house positions out there. There are thousands of in-house legal departments throughout the United States. These companies are hiring attorneys on an ongoing basis. The fact is, however, that these positions are very difficult to locate and finding them often requires that you simply randomly contact a given company and apprise them of your interest. For whatever reason, this is something that very few attorneys ever do. We have the resources and the knowledge to make it happen.
   
Legal Myth LEGAL AUTHORITY
   
A recruiter is the best way to find an in-house position. Probably less than 5% of all in-house positions are filled through recruiters. In addition, in some cities there may be over 200 recruiting firms. If you are looking for an in-house position in the traditional way you will find it impossible to track down all the recruiters out there.

Additionally, many recruiters demand "exclusivity" from their in-house clients meaning that the in-house client is prohibited from advertising the given position and must fill it through the recruiter only. This means that the recruiter has sole discretion to present and exclude candidates. This may be great for the recruiter and the candidate chosen to be presented; however, it is going to make it a lot more difficult for you to get the position you are seeking.
   
Legal Myth LEGAL AUTHORITY
   
In-house jobs are best gotten through friends. In some cases this is true; however, it is only true because in-house legal departments rarely have any idea of how to promote their legal positions and recruit properly. Remember, you are dealing with corporations - not law firms - and contacting these companies directly is often the only way to get your foot in the door.
   

Questions about in house attorney jobs? Contact Legal Authority at 800-283-3860 today.




Facebook comments:



Related Articles

The In-House Position Maze

Attorneys have traditionally gone in-house by accepting an offer from one of their clients (or a client of their firms). Nevertheless, unless specifically asked by a client to work for his/her company...

Private Practice or In-House? Choosing the Right Path for You

As your parents may have told you when encouraging you to go to law school, having a law degree means you can do much more than simply work at a law firm. Of course, working at a firm can be terrific ...

The In-House Position Maze

Attorneys have traditionally gone in-house by accepting an offer from one of their clients (or a client of their firm). Nevertheless, unless specifically asked by a client to work for them, through tr...

''Uncluttering the Maze Leading to an In-House Position''

Attorneys have traditionally gone in-house by accepting an offer to do so from one of their clients. Nevertheless, unless specifically asked by a client to work for them, you might be out of luck. If ...

''The Road to In-House Employment: Why Legal Authority Works''

Legal Authority probably helps more attorneys market themselves to in-house positions than any other organization in the United States. Every day of the week, numerous attorneys land in-house jobs usi...

Getting an In-House Position

''Uncluttering the Maze Leading to an In-House Position''...

Myth Versus Reality for In-House Jobs

Looking for the perfect in house position? Our database contains every in house legal department in the United States. Get the in-house position you want now! We can cover a city, or the entire nation...

Law Firm Life

Legal Authority Gets More Attorneys Jobs Inside Law Firms Than Any Other Source. We Can Get You Your Next Law Firm Job....

Public Defender and Prosecutor Jobs

There are thousands of prosecutor and public defender jobs. There are prosecutors in virtually every city in the United States. What an excellent way to get actual courtroom experience and uphold the ...

Is Public Interest Law for You?

There is a lot to consider before you make the leap. Wanting to help those less fortunate is noble. All religions believe this, and secular society concurs. However, you will be relatively meagerly co...



"Show us you are alive! We want to hear your thoughts. Please comment on this article (below)!"

Article ID:  70008  www.legalauthority.com

Article Title:  In-House Law Jobs

Be the first to comment on this article!

Add Comment


  • Share this story:


  • BlinkList
  • blogmarks
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Sphinn
  • MySpace
  • NewsVine
  • Simpy
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Print this article!
  • Faves
  • Furl
  • Netvouz
  • Slashdot
  • Spurl
  • Yahoo! Buzz





Sign up for a "Free, No Obligation Resume Critique" and "Free Market Evaluation". Let us tell you how much potential you have!
 
WE ARE VERY DISCRETE IN ALL CALLS.



Reviews
What Our Clients Are Saying
I am happy to report that as a result of using Legal Authority, I have received and accepted an offer from one of the firms with which you put me into contact. Actually, I received several callbacks, ...
- Greg T.

I just wanted to let you know that I am exceedingly pleased with the service. I sent the resumes out last week, and I already have four interviews scheduled. I'll keep you posted on the outcome. T...
- Jennifer

Legal Authority gave me a chance to get my name and experience out there. The resume you did for me was such a good representation of my expertise. I had eleven interviews and several job offers.
- heather

 MORE
Options
Your Options
Getting an In-House Position
Myth Versus Reality for Law Firm Jobs
Myth Versus Reality for In-House Jobs
Myth versus Reality: Law School Professor Jobs
Myth Versus Reality: Federal Clerkships, State &...
Myth versus Reality: Prosecutor Jobs
Pro Bono Legal Work and Your Legal Career
Give Yourself the Most Options
Major Practice Areas Analyzed
Starting a Career as a Real Estate Lawyer
Featured Advice
Featured Advice
New York Versus London Firms
Law School for Mature Students
The First Born Phenomenon
The Story Doesn't End There
Economics and ''Mean'' Law Firms
How to Acquire the Best Legal Jobs
The Art Of Networking - A Guide To A Networking...
How To Use Job Boards And Advertisements To Jump...
Finding Your Niche - The Smart Way To Market Yourself
Be an Effective Negotiator - How to Get the...
Pro Bono Legal Work and Your Legal Career
Major Practice Areas Analyzed
THE IMPORTANCE OF AN OPTIMIZED LINKEDIN® PROFILE
The Interviewing Process: A Survival Guide for Recent Law School Graduates
“Making Partner” or “Things to Do While Waiting for the Dream Job and the Dream Practice!”
5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistakes
Attorneys and law students are one of the most ill-informed groups of people there are when it comes to conducting a job search. MORE
Legal Authority Outplacement Program
Give your attorneys the most opportunities.
Making economic or strategic adjustments in personnel can be a tough decision for any firm... MORE
Law Student Wins with Legal Authority
How a highly successful Manhattan law firm associate auctioned himself off to the highest bidder... MORE
For Employers
Legal Authority's Comprehensive Employee Outplacement Program.
Give your attorneys the most opportunities. MORE
Our Database and Technology
Legal Authority's Comprehensive Database and Advanced
Search Engine.
 MORE
National Advertisement
Legal Authority and National Media
Take a sneak peek at the marketing strategies of Legal Authority. MORE
Get the best legal jobs through Legal Authority.
Click here to understand the simple process and utilize our services to the maximum.
Download Now
Get on Track
Get on Track
Legal Authority Core Values
How Do You Work With Employer Data at Legal...
Why Legal Authority Works: Myth versus Reality
What Legal Authority Does
Legal Authority and Law Students
What Is Legal Authority?
Using Legal Authority for Law Student Jobs
Legal Authority Works!
Legal Authority Is a Great Way for Law Students...
What Legal Authority Does For You
Choose Legal Authority
Choose Legal Authority for Your Job Search
Legal Authority Outplacement Program
Legal Authority Is the Smartest Way for Law Students to Find Jobs. Period.
If You Can Register on Legal Authority You Can Get a Legal Job
Why Legal Authority Will Transform You and Your Career
Do Not Let Your School Control the Recruiting Process
Who Can Legal Authority Help
Legal Authority Is Not for Everyone
An Advocate for Attorneys and Law Students to Get Jobs
What Legal Authority Does Works
Why I Started Legal Authority
Some Things You Probably Did Not Know about Legal Authority
Legal Authority Can Get You Your Next Law Firm Job
On-Campus Interviewing or Legal Authority
How Legal Authority Started: You Need to Have Desire to Achieve Your Goals
Legal Authority Works for Law Students
Legal Authority assists more attorneys and law students, at more law schools, get jobs than any other source.
From the Legal Authority Blog
The Practice of Law: To Stay or Go
+ Click here to read more
The Story Doesn’t End There
+ Click here to read more
Will an LL.M. help my legal career
+ Click here to read more
Request More Info
Learn more about Legal Authority
First Name:*
Email Address:*
Phone Number:*







FOUNDER HARRISON BARNES' BLOG

SIGN UP  |   HOME  |   ABOUT US  |   FAQ  |   CONTACT US  |   HISTORY  |   REVIEWS  |   TELL A FRIEND  |   LEGAL SPECIALTY AREAS  |   PRESS ROOM
LEGAL AUTHORITY JOB SEARCH TIPS  |   SITE MAP  |   SEE WHY LEGAL AUTHORITY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO FIND A LEGAL JOB  |   TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP  |   PRIVACY POLICY
DAILY JOB SEARCH ADVICE  |   DAILY JOB SEARCH VIDEO  |   FOXES AND HEDGEHOGS  |   OUR SITES
© 2018 LEGAL AUTHORITY INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.