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In-House Careers: Find Your Mentor

A mentor strategy is key to scaling the in-house heights

2 minutes • 11 Dec 23


To excel in-house you need a mentor. Do you have one?

Unlocking your full potential as an in-house lawyer isn't a solo journey; it's a collaborative ascent. A mentor isn't a luxury but a strategic necessity. Here's why:

  • Insider Insights: Mentors offer a wealth of practical knowledge, providing insights into the intricacies of in-house legal practice.
  • Navigating Corporate Culture: They can help guide you through the nuances of the corporate/ your company's culture, helping you align legal strategies with broader business goals.
  • Professional Wisdom: Benefit from their years of experience, gaining a roadmap for career progression and avoiding common pitfalls.
  • Networking Opportunities: A mentor opens doors, introducing you to valuable professional connections and opportunities.
  • Constructive Feedback: Receive candid, constructive feedback on your performance, essential for continuous improvement.
  • Emotional Support: The legal landscape can be demanding; mentors provide a supportive ear and advice during challenging times.
  • Skill Development: Tailored guidance hones specific legal skills, fostering a well-rounded and effective professional.
  • Leadership Insight: Learn the art of leadership within the legal context, preparing you for future managerial roles.
  • Building Confidence: A mentor's encouragement and belief in your abilities bolster self-confidence, crucial for career advancement.
  • Legacy of Excellence: Establish a legacy by absorbing and carrying forward the wisdom of seasoned legal professionals.

If you are serious about your in-house career – you need a mentor.

A mentor isn't just a guide; they're the key to unlocking a trajectory of excellence.

Invest in mentorship—it's not a shortcut, but a proven catalyst for rising to the top of the in-house game.

As a final thought if you are unsure about whether someone would accept you as mentee – please relax. Most in-house lawyers are fantastic people – and would be only too happy to help.

Our profession as a whole has a wonderful work ethic, strong morale compass – and when you put aside corporate ladder climbing – filled with decent folk.

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Please check out the GLS solutions and know-how resources listed on the right side of this page – they might assist your legal team with the issues explored in this Blog. 

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In the interim, here are 7 resources and tools that may assist you as you transform the performance capabilities of your legal team:

1. GLS's Ultimate Guide to Legal Operations: download this HERE, and read it thoroughly and regularly. It is a wonderful transformation companion

2. GLS Transformation Boot Camp: for our free and hugely successful, 10 week long, email-based boot camp on how to effectively transform your legal team you can SIGN UP HERE

3. GLS Knowledge Centre: click HERE to access lots of informative and instructive white papers, blogs and training resources etc. - all focused on helping to improve your legal team's performance

4. GLS Legal Operations Community: join the GLS Legal Operations Community and collaborate with other in-house leaders as they seek to tackle many of the same performance issues that you face, click here to JOIN NOW

5. Visit GLS Connect: visit the GLS CONNECT PAGE and select the information you would like to receive from the GLS Legal Operations Community

6. GLS Legal Team Transformation Plans: mitigate the risks of transformation failure by taking a GLS TRANSFORMATION SUPPORT PLAN 

7. Register: GLS Legal Operations Centre: REGISTER HERE to access the GLS Legal Operations Centre for free and to receive more than US$20,000 worth of legal team performance resources

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