Are you an Outdoor or Indoor Cat?

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We recently worked with a lawyer who is doing a reverse we don’t often see – someone who went in-house and is now wanting to return to private practice.  When I mentioned how unusual that was, he said, “I’m an outdoor cat, not an indoor cat.  I enjoy the hunt of clients and the challenge of making my own way.  Being an indoor cat has been a little too tame for me.”

What a great analogy to highlight the differences between private practice and in-house corporate counsel.  The desire to go in-house is something we hear daily from both attorneys and support staff.  However, there are nuances about life inside a corporation that differ greatly from that of private practice.  If you are thinking about making the change from private practice to a corporate setting, start by talking to us so we can help you answer the question, “Am I an outdoor cat or an indoor cat?”

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