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In House Counsel: Ways to Manage External Law Firms

The successful management of the relationship with outside counsel often involves a delicate balance between cooperation and oversight. External law firms generally offer special...

Six Things the In House Counsel Want from External Counsel

The existence of an in house counsel (company secretary/legal adviser or just a legal counsel) in a company does not make the services of...

Seven Things No One Tells You About Being an In-House Counsel

Here are seven tips that can help an in house counsel: The level of expectations will be high Given that you may be the only lawyer...

In-house Counsel Job – A Guide for Young Lawyers II

Factors to consider when going in-house Finding that in-house position can be challenging, using your time in law school or in your current role wisely...

In-house Counsel Job – A guide for Young Lawyers

Essentially in-house counsel are lawyers that look after the legal needs of the organization they work for. After graduating from law school, the young lawyers...

The Typical Nigerian Lawyers’ Attitude when Reviewing Agreements

As a corporate commercial lawyer practicing in Nigeria, I have reviewed lots of agreements for clients and interfaced directly with the lawyers on the...

The In-House Counsel: Ours is to Resolve Dispute not Compile Cases

Legal departments have a legacy of being naysayers, deal-stoppers and those folks with poor business acumen. It is common place to find people in the...

Becoming a Successful In-House Counsel

In-house counsel is a lawyer who works as an employee of a company to provide legal counsel to the company.  This is opposed to...