Solo lawyers in outposts need to be senior

Nearly all large legal departments find themselves with a single lawyer in one or more locations. Int’l In-House Counsel J., Vol 2, Summer 2009 at 1301, doesn’t mince words: “For those who will be the only lawyer on site at a location, seniority is a must.” It takes experience and grit to survive as an outpost. “Attempting to operate independently with anything less than seven to ten years experience in a relevant field is essentially doomed to fail.”

You have been warned! No solo whipper-snappers (See my post of Sept. 9, 2009: departments with only a single lawyer with 7 references and 1 metapost.)!

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