Four myths debunked about quality of life for in-house practitioners

The legal search firm of Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith has upended some of the prevailing perceptions about in-house quality of work life compared to law firm life.  First, fewer hours worked has lost its in-house advantage as headcount constraints clash with increasing workloads.  Second, no pressure to develop business finds its match in the over-riding pressure of keeping the single corporate client happy. 

More job stability, the third myth, becomes laughable with the pace of mergers, dispositions, and reorganizations.  And the fourth myth, the ability to move to the business side, “happens often enough to keep the dream alive, but it is not very likely.”  [Or, likely to succeed; see my post of April 18, 2005 .]  More on the myths at

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