Legal Departments Warm Up To Bringing Junior Attys In-House

Law360, San Diego (August 26, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Corporate legal departments have long viewed law firms as ideal training grounds for lawyers to develop broad skill sets, but companies are now showing a greater interest in hiring attorneys with just a few years of law firm experience as they bring more work in-house to reduce costs, experts say.

While in-house counsel historically tended to seek out attorneys with six or more years of law firm experience, more legal departments are becoming open to the idea of hiring attorneys at the three- or four-year level...
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