Opportunities & Challenges when Transitioning from Law Firm to In-House



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Working at a law firm isn’t right for everyone. Many legal professionals often feel they want a more defined career path or more sophisticated, high-quality work with high-caliber clients. Are you curious about the differences between working for a law firm vs in-house as a legal professional? What in-house job options are available? What the process of transitioning from a law firm to an in-house career might look like?

Join this webcast to explore what the process of transitioning from a law firm to an in-house career might look like for you, the opportunities available, and how to overcome professional challenges along the way. You will learn about the:

  • Distinction between law firm and in-house work.
  • Process of transitioning from a law firm to an in-house career.
  • Benefits of an in-house career.


Cameron Paredes | Host

Paredes is an attorney-turned-recruiter who has over 10 years of experience in legal recruiting. She joined Axiom in 2020 as part of the Bliss Lawyers acquisition and is currently a Director on the Talent Team, helping to usher new candidates through the joining process. Prior to starting at Axiom, she spent two years working at Bliss Lawyers where she specialized in legal talent acquisition, engagement, and partnership. She caught the bug for legal recruiting while working in the admissions office during her time in law school and continued to pursue it from there. After graduating, she practiced at Deloitte for six years before taking time out of the workforce to be a trailing spouse and mother. Because of her own life experience, she is particularly passionate about helping re-entry candidates and candidates who have taken a non-traditional path through their career. At home she has three crazy children, ages 8, 10, and 14, a wonderful husband, a tiny cat, and a huge dog. She and her family love sports and when they’re not running to games, they’re cheering on their hometown teams in Atlanta and Madrid.

Ava Crayton

Crayton is a seasoned General Counsel level attorney with 25 years of legal experience. Her areas of expertise include privacy, contracts, accessibility, and corporate governance, with a focus on holistic and sustainable, enterprise business solutions. Ava represents global Fortune 500 companies in the areas of privacy and compliance. A sports enthusiast Ava is passionate about holistic health and fitness and in her spare time enjoys golf, travel, music, and reading. Ava lives in CT, with her husband and rescue pup, where she also manages a blog.

Lauren Oelze

Oelze is an intellectual property attorney specializing in the video game industry. Currently working with one of the top video game publishing companies, she advises the production teams on potential IP infringement risks. She has even appeared in some of the games’ credits, including Esquire’s Game of the Year for 2021. When not practicing law, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and spending time with her pets.

Can’t attend? You should still register! We will send out an on-demand recording after the webcast so you can participate when it’s convenient for you.

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