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Am currently in-house in the private sector and am considering an opening for an in-house position at a law firm. I don't believe I have seen one of these pop up before (admittedly am in my fifth year post call so it's not like I have been around the block forever to see such positions come up).

I am curious if anyone has any insight on these positions. Are they some kind of hybrid between the working conditions at law firms and in-house (knowing fully well that in-house working conditions vary quite a bit)? Are these considered good positions?

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Damn, I too was hoping for someone to provide valuable insight on this topic!

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Maybe try posting in this thread and someone may have some insight? I also think that thread should be stickied. 

 

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It's possible that there's a reason you aren't getting responses. I don't know about others but I've never heard of an 'in-house position in a law firm'.

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2 hours ago, erinl2 said:

It's possible that there's a reason you aren't getting responses. I don't know about others but I've never heard of an 'in-house position in a law firm'.

I know many law firms have GCs, maybe this type of position is what OP is referring to? 

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26 minutes ago, MinesAndMinerals said:

I know many law firms have GCs, maybe this type of position is what OP is referring to? 

I would imagine that if the posting was for a GC position that it would specify that, no?

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Our firm has knowledge management lawyers and conflicts lawyers (as well as a GC). Our student coordinator is also a non-practising lawyer.

Is this what you are referring to? I think the answer will be very position specific.

In general I think these are pretty stable, good jobs with excellent worklife balance. They do not seem to have significant career advancement opportunities.

Personally I think I would prefer a position where you don’t have to answer to a biglaw partner were I to go inhouse.

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On 2/1/2019 at 11:41 AM, DalPal said:

Our firm has knowledge management lawyers and conflicts lawyers (as well as a GC). Our student coordinator is also a non-practising lawyer.

Is this what you are referring to? I think the answer will be very position specific.

In general I think these are pretty stable, good jobs with excellent worklife balance. They do not seem to have significant career advancement opportunities.

Personally I think I would prefer a position where you don’t have to answer to a biglaw partner were I to go inhouse.

Yup, I saw a conflicts and risk position open up in a firm.

I currently practice in-house and considering a move, so was wondering if this was a good option. The lack of career advancement opportunities is unfortunate though.

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21 hours ago, marie said:

Yup, I saw a conflicts and risk position open up in a firm.

I currently practice in-house and considering a move, so was wondering if this was a good option. The lack of career advancement opportunities is unfortunate though.

It's hard to have your cake and eat it too. ;) 

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Does anyone have any experience, or know of anyone who has worked at a big four accounting law firm - i.e. KPMG Law LLP, EY Law LLP, PWC Law LLP etc.?  

Are these ideal places to work if you intend on practising in an area other than tax or immigration?

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9 hours ago, teg4455 said:

Does anyone have any experience, or know of anyone who has worked at a big four accounting law firm - i.e. KPMG Law LLP, EY Law LLP, PWC Law LLP etc.?  

Are these ideal places to work if you intend on practising in an area other than tax or immigration?

They also work on bankruptcy and insolvency files, receiverships, etc.

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46 minutes ago, setto said:

They also work on bankruptcy and insolvency files, receiverships, etc.

Thanks! I haven't been able to find a lot of information about these firms.

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On 2/6/2019 at 1:14 AM, teg4455 said:

Does anyone have any experience, or know of anyone who has worked at a big four accounting law firm - i.e. KPMG Law LLP, EY Law LLP, PWC Law LLP etc.?  

Are these ideal places to work if you intend on practising in an area other than tax or immigration?

My friend works for PWC. He is their chief privacy officer. Basically it is an "in house counsel" type job. 

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1 hour ago, OWH said:

My friend works for PWC. He is their chief privacy officer. Basically it is an "in house counsel" type job. 

Thanks for the information! I was more interested in learning information about associate positions at the affiliated law firms of these accounting firms. 

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On 2/4/2019 at 11:06 AM, marie said:

Yup, I saw a conflicts and risk position open up in a firm.

I currently practice in-house and considering a move, so was wondering if this was a good option. The lack of career advancement opportunities is unfortunate though.

I would not want to be a conflicts lawyer. My impression is you spend all your time arguing with partners used to getting their way.

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