Attorneys face numerous decisions as they establish their careers, including which law school to attend, which specialization to focus on, and in what geographical location they should seek employment. There’s one more major decision that they must make, and sometimes it occurs at multiple points throughout their careers: should they continue to work for a law firm or try to become in-house counsel?
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The choice between a career as an in-house counsel vs. in private practice depends on the value you place on an optimal work/life balance, your financial aspirations, the type of work you prefer to perform, and your legal specialty. This article discusses in-house vs. law firm career paths, highlighting the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision as to which path is best for you.
The organizational structure for law firms and in-house counsels usually looks different. This review discusses the different environments you can expect with both types of employment. This should help you (the attorney) make an informed decision as to whether law firms or in-house counsel is best for you.