In-house lawyers are special within the legal community in that they are beholden only to a single client and are not burdened by the daily concerns of making the bills and paying employees. If you landed an in-house job, you are the employee.
But you’re also likely the employee who is going to be handling a mountain of crap — more so than any other employee in the company. The rumor that in-house life is cushy may be true for some lucky IH, but it will most likely not be in your cards for many years to come. How best to handle your new position? Here are some basic tips that anyone can follow.