What are some of the ways that
the New to In-house Committee
provides value to its members?
Going in-house for the first time can be a
very daunting and lonely experience. Many
of our members are the sole attorneys in their
respective legal departments, so it’s great to
know that there are people and resources
to support them. In addition to the usual
monthly calls, legal quick hits, and e-groups,
we put out a “New to In-house Guide” last
year that provides a primer (in outline form)
on how to make the transition in-house.
Many of the outlines contain bullet points
with links to other resources, so it’s a great
one-stop-shop for our members.
What substantive practice issues
does your committee address?
We are a bit unique in the sense that we have
members from a wide variety of backgrounds,
practice areas, and experience levels. A mem-
ber might be new to in-house directly out of
law school as I was, or he might be seasoned
attorney who is making the move in-house
after 30 years in private practice. As a result,
we try to hit a different substantive issues
that can appeal to a broad audience. We have
recently focused on practice issues such as
preparing a law department budget, mapping
out a career path in-house, and attorney-
client privilege tips.
How has the New to In-house Committee
helped you in your career?
It’s been a fantastic experience to work with
other similarly situated attorneys to participate in creating the content that makes ACC
so valuable. I’ve learned so much from others
and had a chance to grow both as a lawyer
and a leader. ACC
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