After the Ax: As layoffs hit the in-house bar, lawyers struggle but stay hopeful

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Survivors' Guilt

Life for attorneys who remain in a legal department after a round of layoffs can be very stressful, as an already overworked staff is forced to tackle even more.

Pounding the Pavement

Most everyone who's held an in-house job wants to find another law department position, which can be a tricky proposition in any market because of the limited size of the field, Vidal says. But even if an in-house attorney wants to return to a law firm, it's not always a simple transition.

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