In-house counsel work for private for-profit or nonprofit organizations, such as corporations and large advocacy organizations.  They are full-time legal staff among a variety of professionals, which could include finance, marketing, management, and sales professionals.  A large number of in-house attorneys work for corporations.  Many of them prefer this type of work environment, which may require fewer hours per week.  While many in-house attorneys started out in private practice firms, some law school graduates go straight to in-house positiions.

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