Some law students spend their summers working at law firms. Others work in-house for a company’s legal department.
As legal costs spiral upward, many corporations are taking a closer look at the cost of outside counsel in comparison to the cost and value received from their in-house legal department. Once considered different functions, the roles of in-house and outside counsel are converging as in-house counsel increasingly provide the sophisticated legal advice that was […]
Maryland law schools are offering more opportunities to learn about in-house counsel jobs in response to increasing interest among students to enter the corporate world. “It’s a trend in the legal market,” said D. Jill Green, associate director for law career development at the University of Baltimore School of Law. “As the law firm market […]
Today we are taking a look at in-house attorneys and pro bono work. Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community More corporate legal departments are emphasizing pro bono work by instituting more structured pro bono programs and backing them with company money, the Washington Post reports. For example, Capital One just spent $25,000 to […]
The ongoing recession has increased the need for pro bono legal services. Once the purview of large law firms, pro bono activities are alive and growing at in-house legal departments. Gone are the days when corporate legal departments sat on the sidelines while large law firms conducted the heavy lifting. As in-house legal departments have […]