The lawyer at the table: Further reading

The value of legal skills in an organisation

This three-part series looks at the value of legal skills in an organisation, and the influence which you can bring to the table as a lawyer. 


Analysis Tools:

Myers Briggs


A New Lifecycle Model for In-House Legal from Richard Tapp, The Future of the In-House Lawyer

PESTLE Model. Political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental, legal analysis.

CLL articles:

Necessary skills and experience to be effective

Facing top-table preconceptions about you

Overcoming preconceptions about you

Moving on up – what are the options

Leadership during a crisis


David Allen Getting things done: the art of stress-free productivity (Little Brown 2015)

R Meredith Belbin Management Team: Why they succeed or fail (Routledge 1988)

Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay From Complexity to Simplicity (Palgrave Macmillan 2012)

Michele Destefano Legal Upheaval: a guide to creativity, collaboration and innovation in law (ABA 2018)

Herminia Ibarra Act like a leader. Think like a leader (Harvard Business Review Press 2015)

David H. Maister et al The Trusted Adviser (The Free Press, 2000)

Ben W. Heineman Jr. The Inside Counsel Revolution (ABA 2016)