But what if your dreams come true, and you land the gig? What’s next?
Ashlyn Donohue of LinkSquares is an experienced general counsel, and she’s got some great advice.
That’s why we invited her onto the Non-Eventcast: to talk about the five things she wished she knew when she was a new in-house counsel.
First, she discusses the need to build projects in multiple parts (3:21).
Ashlyn also chatted about how important it is to use software in a standardized way, in part in order to streamline data management (4:49).
Additionally, she addressed how custom reporting can help in-house counsel to provide more detail into the quality of their work (9:22), including by presenting metrics for project success (14:03).
Ashlyn also took some time to cover the evolution of processes in an in-house environment, and how that has been iterative (18:54). Finally, she discussed how data also plays a part in the iterative process (19:26).
As a new in-house counsel, you’ve got a lot to figure out. Start by listening to this episode, to get yourself a head start.
And while you’re here, feel free to check out the Legal Operations section of the Non-Event to see the latest in tech upgrades. (The Above the Law Non-Event is supported by vendor sponsorships.)
Jared Correia, a consultant and legal technology expert, is the host of the Non-Eventcast, the featured podcast of the Above the Law Non-Event for Tech-Perplexed Lawyers.