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In this presentation, To make your transition from a #law_firm to an #in-house role easier, here are few tips to help you out. Fresh graduates coming out of #law_school have the option to either join a #law firm or a #corporate organisation. Usually, they prefer joining a law firm first, even if they want to make a #career in the corporate world. For more info: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: TOP 7 TIPS FOR NEW IN-HOUSE COUNSEL


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TOP 7 TIPS FOR NEW IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
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  1. Learn about the Company
  • Most in-house roles for lawyers are routine work-
    government compliance, transactions and contracts
    etc.
  • Intellectual property and employment laws are few
    areas which require specialised knowledge.

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
2. Try to be an Asset
  • Instead of just performing your role as a routine
    in-house lawyer and being branded as a cost
    centre, try to think and project yourself as an
    asset to the company.
  • Keep yourself involved with daily affairs of the
    company and do not hesitate to offer your advice
    whenever there is scope.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
3. Take the Right Approach
  • The general perception about the in-house legal
    services team is that of one that creates
    obstacles by raising unnecessary questions.
  • Though its a necessary part of the job, be
    calculated in your approach and work
    constructively with the rest of the employees.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
4. Look for Opportunities
  • Being in-house counsel doesnt mean just doing
    the mundane routine work and forget about the
    intriguing legal challenges.
  • You have to be alert and look for opportunities
    and come forward to take charge.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
5. Be Flexible
  • Flexibility is the most desirable virtue for
    in-house counsel. So, its important that you
    keep your calendar open and be flexible with your
    schedule.
  • Be mentally prepared to encounter unforeseen
    situations and not get rattled when you are
    unexpectedly required to attend to some urgent
    issue immediately.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
6. Look beyond law
  • In-house counsel is generally considered a part
    of the senior management and entails taking up
    added responsibilities.
  • They are expected to participate in overall
    operations of the company.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
7. View it as a Learning Opportunity
  • As an in-house counsel, one is likely to be
    exposed to organizational compliance and
    regulations, inner working structure of a
    particular industry, and get opportunities to rub
    shoulders with professionals from outside the
    legal field.
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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Five Questions for Enterprising Lawyers
For more info
  • Visit here Ahlawat Associates
  1. Whats the biggest bet youve ever placed on
    yourself or your business?

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