Welcome to the latest edition of Cadence Corner. In this occasional series of informal conversations, I speak to Monique Burt Williams – CEO of Cadence Counsel, the internal division of the Lateral Link Consortium of Law Firms – about current affairs in the world of legal hiring and recruiting.
Today's topic: Working with flexible, provisional or ad hoc lawyers – also known as "contract lawyers" – but as Monique explains in our conversation, the area has been renamed. The rebranding reflects the impressive references and experience that Interim Counsel often has. Many of them have studied in world-class law schools and practiced in leading law firms or in-house legal departments before moving on to more flexible work arrangements.
At Cadence Counsel, Monique connects the internal legal departments with flexible advisors – and she has been very busy these days. In a challenging time for many companies, when many business consultants are forced to do more with less, turning to Interim Counsel has proven to be an excellent solution for many.
What can a general counsel or other in-house attorney do to be the most successful when working with a flexible attorney or contract attorney? Read these great tips from Monique Burt Williams, CEO of Cadence Counsel, in the latest issue of Cadence Corner:
Ed. Note: This is the latest in a series of contributions from the Lateral Link team of experts. This position comes from David Lat, a general manager in the New York office, where he is focused on placing top employees, partners and partner groups in preeminent law firms across the country.
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