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6 Traits That Will Get You Hired In-House

Law360, Chicago (March 22, 2017, 11:29 AM EDT) -- Law departments seeking out new talent are prioritizing a few characteristics to build up their expertise and best leverage their attorneys’ skill levels. Here’s what the experts say law departments are looking for in a new hire.

Compliance Chops

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s 2017 survey of chief legal officers revealed that the issues that keep them up at night are ethics and compliance, so it makes sense that 41 percent of law departments created new compliance positions from 2016 to 2017 — up from 18 percent in each of the two years previously.

The other area where new positions proliferate...

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