Contemporary In House Lawyer Resume Template Guide
Rambling â€“ The person reading your resume is not likely to read every word, so every word on your resume needs to count.Failing to provide concrete examples â€“ Don’t simply state a skill; show how you used that skill to further the company’s goals, such as retaining clients or making mergers.Writing errors â€“ Nothing says you are less than professional like errors on your resume. If you are to be trusted with managing major acquisitions and keeping corporate interests intact, you must be able to proofread your own resume.Being negative â€“ Leave the past where it belongs, and do not highlight any grievances with past coworkers or employees. This can send a negative message. Instead, exude confidence by focusing on the positive.
“Before moving in-house, lawyers must consider their career progression and think two steps ahead to their next potential role, according to a legal recruiter. In a recent episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Dolman Worldwide Legal Search & Recruitment general manager and in-house specialist Phillip Hunter said while there are many positives to moving in-house, a potential drawback is the lack of career progression opportunities.”
Planning your law career path in in-house and corporate
Working as an in-house lawyer, you’ll have to supplement your understanding of the law with a deep knowledge of the organisation that employs you, including its business goals, liabilities, obligations (be they to regulators or shareholders), and assets. In-house lawyers often assist with handlings transactions, acquiring new assets (especially property), dealing with regulators, and reducing their employer’s legal exposure when launching new products or services. One of the satisfactions of working in-house is that you’ll be able to witness the implementation of any solutions you propose while developing a strong understanding of one client instead of several.
For modern businesses, mentoring and succession planning are intimately connected – and vitally important. Why? Because the working population is skewing younger: a recent survey by Thomson Reuters in the US, The Generational Shift in Legal Departments: Working with Millennials and Avoiding Baby Boomer Brain Drain, found that Millennials will comprise up to 75 per cent of the legal workforce by 2025.
When you commit to progressing your career, your efforts won’t go unnoticed. You’ll be seen as a proactive, committed achiever, someone with ambition and direction. Expect great references, positive feedback, a brilliant reputation and maybe even industry recognition in the form of industry awards or accolades. Working consistently on your progression also acts as a sort of insurance policy to your career, providing you with options and flexibility should you want to leave the company you’re working for and apply your skills elsewhere.
There are a number of occasions when a company operating a share plan will need to exercise its discretion. On grant, a decision needs to be made as to who will receive an award, how many shares will be subject to it and what other conditions (such as those relating to vesting and performance) will apply. Plan rules often give the grantor a discretion as to how to treat awards held by leavers. This might include deciding whether they are a “good” or “bad” leaver, whether and to what extent their award will vest and the point at which they will be able to exercise their rights. The potential for having rights taken away at the apparent whim of the board could reduce the incentive value of share plan participation. To redress this, it is common for plan rules to require that any discretion is exercised “fairly and reasonably” (indeed, certain UK tax-advantaged share plans will be expected to contain this qualification). However, some plans are drafted to give the board an “absolute” discretion in certain circumstances. Irrespective of the impact of such wording on employee morale, recent decisions in the English courts demonstrate that anybody exercising such a discretion needs to tread carefully. [Continue Reading]
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By Karl Anders, Louise Power, Steve Nixon Walker Morris has monitored and periodically reported on the Government’s review of perceived unfairness within the leasehold market and the potential reinvigoration of commonhold as an alternative to leasehold ownership . On 19 March 2019 the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) published a report which offers wide-ranging and ground-breaking […]
Lawyers: Should you make the move in-house?
With at least a quarter of all legal professionals in Singapore working in-house, it’s a popular career move. So, whether you’re a newly minted graduate or a seasoned practitioner, here are our top tips for those considering going to an in-house legal position:
My current work at a local law firm has given me firsthand experience with a number of legal challenges including preparing contracts and serving as a mediator during complex business negotiations. I served as co-counsel on several patent infringement cases with a successful outcome on each case either wining in court or reaching a favourable settlement.
Career Entry and Progression
After that, your progress will be based on your performance, personal attributes and ability to take on more or greater responsibilities. Progression is not based on seniority, nationality or any other factors.
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Despite the projected growth in new jobs for lawyers, competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students are graduating from law school each year than there are jobs available. According to the American Bar Association’s National Lawyer Population Survey, a compilation of data collected by state bar associations or licensing agencies, there were over 1.3 million resident and active attorneys as of December 2016. Some law school graduates who have been unable to find permanent positions turn to temporary staffing firms that place attorneys in short-term jobs. These firms allow companies to hire lawyers as needed and permit beginning lawyers to develop practical experience. Many other law school graduates and licensed lawyers end up finding work in other occupations or industries due to the difficulty in finding jobs with traditional legal employers.