Our link research indicates that a significant percentage of our readership are attorneys working as labor counsel or otherwise in the general counsel offices of medium and larger corporations. This, in my humble opinion, is a good thing. I can think of no better way for in-house counsel to keep up with the myriad of issues thrown their way than effective use of RSS and a good newsreader.
I often come across articles on blogs or other web newssites that I think would be of particular interest to those working in an in-house environment. In the past, I have often read them with interest but not blogged about them or linked to them here. From here on out, I will.
And just to show that I am a man of my word, here are a few great links that I think would be of interest to any in-house type: First a short article on alternative fees from Pat Lamb's Blog. As a former "Big Firm" lawyer and now as a small firm lawyer that often works side by side and/or adverse to "big firm" lawyers, I can assure virtually any company that it is in their best interests to at least investigate and discuss the concept of alternative fee structures with their outside counsel. If nothing else, it serves the important purpose of letting outside counsel know you that you do actually read the bills they are sending over every month.
Next is an entire blog called The Wired GC. Wired describes itself as covering "corporate law from the inside out." Don't be fooled by the name, however, the blogger (self-described as a GC for a company in the Midwest) covers all sorts of issues that might be interesting to an in-house attorney and not just tech-related items. Check it out - it's pretty good.
Lastly, here is an article from Law.com last week titled, "In-House Attorneys Become IT Gatekeepers". It discusses the increasing need for in-house attorneys to be deeply involved in their company's IT decisions given the increasing importance of e-discovery in the contemporary litigation environment.Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Age Discrimination, San Antonio, Employment Lawyer