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The Internet has made consumer engagement easier than ever before. Consumers can tweet about your products, connect with your company on Facebook, or follow the brand on Instagram. Many companies also allow for users to generate content directly on the company website. Apple's Support Communities are a good example of this, as are FindLaw Answers.

But before you add user-generated content to your website, you'll want to make sure you're up to speed on legal protections and risks. Here are the laws to know before you start opening your corporate website to user-generated content.

You want to work in-house. You've always wanted to work in-house. But how much experience do you need before moving in to the general counsel's office?

While the traditional path is still common -- spend a few years at a firm, then transition -- many companies are starting to open their law departments to attorneys with a wider range of experience, including attorneys straight out of law school.

Putting together an effective resume is an art. And if you're looking for a position in-house, you already know that your resume must be specially tailored for an inside counsel position.

But accidentally including warning signs -- mistakes that make a hiring manager question your resume -- can undo all your hard resume-building work. Even the most skilled candidates can be relegated to the bottom of the pile if they make these errors.

Law Partners Are Aging Faster Than CEOs of Companies They Serve

We previously wrote about how the painfully low percentage of Generation Xers making BigLaw partner in this country. Now, the researchers whose data led to that odious conclusion have also provided data to show that law firm partners are significantly older than the CEOs of the clients they serve.

Is the BigLaw model of law firms growing continuously gray at the temples?

Working in-house might save you from many of the hassles of traditional lawyering, but it doesn't insulate you from the same ethical rules and requirements that apply to the rest of the bar. You are still expected to abide by the same mandates, even if the nature of your work is very different.

Since those rules were crafted without you in mind, compliance can be tricky -- and it's sometimes simply overlooked. But thankfully, as an in-house attorney, compliance is your specialty, so keep your eyes peeled for these common ethical pitfalls facing in-house lawyers.

One of the benefits of working as in-house counsel is that you don't have to worry about pesky (and somewhat costly) things like malpractice insurance, right? If something goes wrong, no one will blame the company lawyer. Except, of course, when they do.

Civil lawsuits and even criminal indictments targeting in-house attorneys aren't the norm, but they are becoming increasingly common, leading more and more in-house lawyers to look into malpractice insurance.

SEC Announces $325,000 Whistleblowing Award

The SEC just announced a $325,000 award given to a former investment firm employee who blew the whistle to the SEC with specific information that allowed the federal agency to begin an investigation that later uncovered extensive fraudulent activity at the tipster's ex-employer.

5 Questions to Ask Before Going In House

As with any job, there are pros and cons to going in house. While making the transition, it's important to ask the right questions so that you are faced with any big surprises on day one at your new corporate gig.

Stephen E. Seckler at BCG Attorney Search put together a valuable list of top FAQs. Here, we've taken some of those FAQs and added our own twist.

CFTC: Adopt New Security Measures, Or Else?

Congress created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in 1974 to, alongside the National Futures Association, oversee commodities trading in this country. Since then, the CFTC's regulatory power has expanded further and further.

Last month, the CFTC greenlit the latest strap-tightening policy suggestions by the NFA: members of the NFA "should" implement stronger cybersecurity policies. f you're in the commodities or derivatives industry, get ready to make some changes.

How to Avoid Bias in the Hiring Process

Despite employment laws designed to protect against discrimination, employers are still influenced by their biases. Apparently, even well-intentioned employers are biased against disabled persons.

According to a study by Rutgers and Syracuse Universities, disabled persons who reveal their disability in their letters and cover letters were about a quarter less likely to garner employee interest than those who did not.