Good publicity is nice, and so are quantifiable goals for in-house lawyers. But what does a corporation need from its law department at a more mundane level?
There is a judge in New Orleans who doesn’t want poor people to just go away. There is a judge in New Orleans who wants the larger community to not only see but also defend poor people who appear in his court. He hopes that if some prominent people have to get some skin in the game, maybe they won’t be so eager to cut essential legal services to indigent defendants….
Some lawyers are best-served beavering away in the firm where they have worked since law school. For most legal careers, though, there come inflection points where a change of job can open a whole new world of opportunity. Recognizing whether your career has reached such an inflection point, and then knowing whom to trust to help […]