The Future Lawyers Network held its fifth session on Wednesday, 29th November 2017. The session was joined by leading legal professionals: Chehade Al Kahl, General Counsel at Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (EMARAT); Ghada Qais, General Counsel at Seddiqi Holding; Shafiq Jamoos, Legal Counsel and Abitrator at a leading real estate developer; Rami Nahlas, Regional General Counsel at Metlife MEA. Picking the conversation up from the Network’s fourth meeting, the panel of distinguished guests engaged in the second round of discussion on the subject of roles of in-house counsels in various industries, including, retail, oil and gas, real estate and insurance. The guests encouraged students to think outside the box and explore careers in legal practice that extend beyond private practice. They stressed the important of soft skills development, such as networking and communication skills, as well as the significant importance of find a mentor who can inspire and provide valuable guidance.