A series of structured discussions aimed at all those working in-house addressing various development topics, our 2020 sessions are going to focus on the following:

Managing lawyers in-house - Wednesday 23 September 2020 Webinar session

Career progression in-house will often mean taking a role with management responsibilities. In this session we look at managing, including clarifying roles and purpose; effective delegation; developing others; dealing with under-performance and bad habits; and being a role model.

Delivering the legal service to your organisation - Thursday 19 November 2020

In this session we will explore different aspects of providing a relevant, effective and valued service to the organisation, including clarifying the purpose of the team; prioritising workloads; outsourcing and working with external lawyers; helpful technologies; the role of feedback; and defining value and contribution.

Managing Up - Thursday 21 January 2021

The importance of managing up and doing it well can sometimes be overlooked when considering what makes a successful manager. In this session we look specifically at managing up, including why it matters; strategies that work and those that do not; managing up to lawyers and other executives; prioritising what’s important to your manager(s); reporting in a way that helps your manager and clarifies contribution and value.

2019 sessions included:

  • Career development
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Recovering from setbacks – when things go wrong for me
  • Managing and developing your team
  • Lawyers as thought leaders.
  • The legal service to your organisation: your part in it.
  • Recruitment and induction

2020 sessions included:

  • Developing an in-house career
  • Being personally effective
  • Resilience, reputation and networks

These events are limited to 12 individuals from a broad range of organisations and sectors.

The session will be facilitated by two former senior in-house lawyers (and members of CLL’s Advisory Board) and operated under Chatham House rules.

The next session we be held on the 29 April 2020 and will be a webinar.

Please let us know if you would be interested in attending or have any specific topics you would like to put forward for discussion,

Location: Webinar