In-house counsel and anyone who works with them—such as, say, outside counsel—will be interested in the new hashtag, #InHouseTwitter, started this summer by @J_Dot_J. J.J.’s Twitter bio tells us she is an “employment/cyber-security lawyer, mom to a 2-boy wrecking crew, endorsed as ‘not half bad.'” She has shared some pithy—sometimes salty—advice from her in-house perspective and prompted an honest and growing discussion from other in-house counsel as well.
#InHouseTwitter is active at 4 p.m. Central on Thursdays. Follow the hashtag for announcements of upcoming topics. Most recently J.J. prompted a long thread on relationships with outside counsel:
Let’s do this, #InHouseTwitter. Maintaining working relationships with outside counsel (“OC”). Thoughts? Pointers? Things to avoid?
— J.J. (@J_Dot_J) July 27, 2017
The responses varied from the positive…
— kp (@gokpkd) July 27, 2017
….to the negative
Oh, and do not send me a bill for a summer associate spending 15 hours to research something that is on page one of my org’s bylaws.
— Shannon McMinimee (@SMee2096) July 27, 2017
with many nuanced observations and anecdotes in between.