Professional Course

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School: Module 1 - Managing and Leading In-house Legal Teams

Euromoney Learning, In London (+1 locations)
Length
3 days
Price
3,895 GBP + tax
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Delivery
Classroom
Length
3 days
Price
3,895 GBP + tax
Next course start
24 June, 2024 (+6 start dates)
Delivery
Classroom
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Course description

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer School: Module 1 - Managing and Leading In-house Legal Teams

The five-day programme is tailored specifically for General Counsels & Chief Legal Officers who are keen to meet the demands of business leaders who want their lawyers to deliver increasingly client-focused levels of service and continue their evolution as TRUE partners in the business.

This course will help you to develop valuable commercial and other essential non-legal skills that are essential for the success of in-house lawyers. Designed to be interactive and highly practical, it provides a useful forum for networking, group discussions and sharing of experiences. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and draw upon the extensive experiences of each other and the Course Director.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 6 start dates

24 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Amsterdam
  • English

24 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Amsterdam
  • English

24 June, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Amsterdam
  • English

11 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

11 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

11 November, 2024

  • Classroom
  • London
  • English

Who should attend?

Who should attend?

  • In-house Lawyers in a leadership role for the first time
  • Senior In-House Lawyers
  • Legal Affairs Managers / Professionals responsible for managing legal services
  • Private Practice Lawyers considering a move in-house
  • Current or aspiring GCs, CLOs, Heads of Legal and Legal Directors
  • Legal Counsel / in-house lawyers in corporates, government or charities, whether or not currently responsible for managing others
  • Private Practice Solicitors considering a move in-house
  • Any lawyer seeking to maximise personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact

Training content

Day One - People

Defining the role of In-house Legal

  • Perceptions
  • The commercial context: why have inhouse capability?
  • Purpose
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Vision

Anatomy 101: what makes “good” In-house Legal?

  • What does “good” look like?
  • Needs analysis
  • Alternate structures
  • Achieving a vision
  • Case study

Legal team building

  • Team Essentials
  • Composition
  • Required Resources
  • Diversity
  • Virtual Teams

How to recruit for success, inspire and retain

  • Essential Competencies
  • Personal attributes
  • Core Values
  • Personal development
  • Inspiring others
  • Retention strategies

Leadership: what it is and leadership styles

  • Leadership defined
  • Characteristics
  • Skills and Pitfalls
  • In the In-house Legal context
  • Leadership Styles

Review and Feedback

Day Two - Politics

Cross-functional integration: managing key relationships

  • Collaboration in practice
  • Impacts
  • Benefits and Pitfalls
  • Essentials

Independence and commerciality

  • Independence considerations
  • Privilege
  • Practical Considerations
  • Technical adviser vs. business facilitator: maintaining credibility
  • Raising commercial awareness of lawyers

Value proposition

  • Perceptions and expectations
  • Understanding your clients and the business needs
  • Ensuring a quality offering
  • Increasing efficiency
  • “Selling” the service – messaging strategy
  • Gaining management support

Cost reductions

  • Cost reduction opportunities
  • Non-legal roles
  • Managed services
  • Other initiatives

Getting best value from external law firms and other service providers

  • Selecting an external partner
  • Tenders, panels and Master Service Agreements
  • Fee arrangements
  • Volume discounts and other benefits
  • Outsourcing

Metrics; KPIs and efficiency

  • Current practices
  • Types of metrics
  • Management Information
  • Corporate memory, record keeping and internal knowledge management
  • Benchmarking
  • Unmeasurables
  • Feedback on performance
  • Performance goals for external legal providers

Review and Feedback

Day Three - Persuasion

Practical Exercise: Team Challenge

Effective communication skills

  • Methods of Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Observation Skills
  • Communication Styles
  • Communication Considerations

How to write effectively for business

  • Effective writing techniques
  • Check Style
  • Checklist

Influence and the power of persuasion

  • In-house Legal influence challenges
  • Essentials
  • EI – recap
  • Best negotiation practices
  • Ciandini’s Six Principles of Persuasion

Raising the legal bar within the business

  • Identify need
  • Strategies
  • Tools

Refresher: Corporate Governance

  • Why it matters
  • Purpose
  • Limitations
  • Checks and balances
  • How the inhouse team is instructed/used?

Risk Management

  • Risk framework roles and remit
  • Organisational risk appetite
  • Consistency – enhancing and standardising approach
  • Likelihood and impact assessment
  • Risk Categories
  • Risk reporting
  • Mitigation and escalation
  • Common issues for In-house Legal

Clinic: To discuss issues raised by participants

Recap: Best In-House Practices

Costs

Course fee: £3645 + VAT

Certification / Credits

By the end of the programme, you will have a clear idea of how to achieve better personal performance, team effectiveness and organisational impact.

Why choose Euromoney Learning?

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