Can an Attorney Transition Back to a Law Firm After they Have Worked In-House?
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

I would like to transition back to law firm life after working in-house for the last six years -- what kind of hurdles should I expect?

Of course, every case is going to be different, but as more and more of the in-house attorney workforce attempts to make the move back to law firm life, they are finding out it is not as easy as it once was to obtain a position at a law firm. As everyone is probably aware of, the downturn in the economy has meant that a lot of in-house positions that arose in the past have disappeared. These attorneys are finding it harder to find positions in law firms than those who stuck it out in law firms for several reasons. Here are some ways of getting around that: