How To Nab An In-House Promotion

By Melissa Maleske (January 26, 2016, 7:58 PM EST) -- Got your eye on a bigger role in your legal department? It's time to start planning and working now so that when the position opens up, you're the obvious choice. Here's how to develop the skills of a leader and valued counselor, catch the eyes of your superiors and climb the corporate legal ladder.

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