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Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part Deux

Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part Deux

This is Part Two of our Interview with Jay Harrington, the author of "The Essential Associate".  The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.  

In Part One of our interview with Jay, we covered legal career, career arc, writing, and marketing.  

Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part 1

Interview with Jay Harrington, Author of "The Essential Associate" Part 1

The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.

Nimble Trends - 8 April 2018

Nimble Trends - 8 April 2018

Here's what's trending in the legal industry:

  • Is 2018 the year of the mega law firm merger?
  • Recently announced law firm mergers.
  • GDPR advice and guidance from the European Union.
  • Advice for interviewing in-house.
  • A recent study says that law departments want to add more lawyers but will they get the budget to do so?
  • And, much more.

A Successful In-House Lawyer is a Business Partner

A Successful In-House Lawyer is a Business Partner

An successful in-house lawyer does more than just legal work.  They stretch themselves outside their comfort zones.  Nimble recently hosted a forum on "Building the Modern General Counsel" with panelists Jason Sussman, General Counsel for The Lubrizol Company, Ed Blakemore, Assistant General Counsel for Rockwell Automation and Sunny Nixon, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Counsel at The Unify Project.  They were facilitated by Nimble's own Jeff Barlow

Nimble Trends - 20 March 2018

Nimble Trends - 20 March 2018

Great insight on how to get a job in-house, SEC cyber security guidance, how NOT to make partner, marketing and business development tips, and more!

Advice for Interviewing In-House

Advice for Interviewing In-House

For lawyers, taking their career path in-house is a big decision. Hear how to ace the interview from Jason Sussman, General Counsel for The Lubrizol Company, Ed Blakemore, Assistant General for Rockwell Automation and Sunny Nixon, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Counsel at The Unify Project.  

Misconceptions of In-House Lawyers

Misconceptions of In-House Lawyers

In the last 15 years for in-house counsel, "the days have gotten longer, the sophistication of the work has increased," according to Jason Sussman, General Counsel at Lubrizol.  Sussman, along with Sunny Nixon, Senior Corporate Counsel, Unity Project, and Edward Blakemore, Assistant General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, were our 3 amazing panelists at the March 1, 2018 Nimble Forum: Building the Modern General Counsel.  The conversation at the Forum was so insightful and covered many areas including, what being an in-house lawyer is really like.  Sussman added, "[We are] looking for partner quality work/work-ethic [in an in-house environment]. I f applicant wants to reset their work-life balance,  they need to re-calibrate [their expectations of an in-house position]."

Here are some other key insights from our panelists:

Forum Insights: Hiring Best Practices

Forum Insights:  Hiring Best Practices

On November 15th, Nimble hosted a Forum where we assembled an all-star panel to explore the multi-faceted world of hiring.  Explore some of the things we learned:

  • Candidate Experience: Interviews Are a Two-Way Street
  • Behavioral Interviews: Keep Digging
  • Candidate Assessments:  Done Right, Data Adds Value