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Course The Successful In-house Lawyer


If you experience any of the following – hopefully not all – this course will help you to be successful:

  • Feeling that you are not on the same wavelength as those who use your services
  • Struggling to develop credibility
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the volume of work
  • Finding it hard to be selective about what you do
  • Being anxious that you are not up to speed with legal developments
  • Needing more support from colleagues or your boss

The successful in-house lawyer has:

  • the opportunity to make significant contributions to business success
  • a greater sense of fulfilment from continued involvement in business activities
  • scope for building close and rewarding relationships with business colleagues at various levels in the organisation,

acknowledging that on the other side of these coins lurk:

  • the risk of implication in business failure
  • a sense of having a problem dumped on you by business colleagues who evaporate
  • no apparent escape from business colleagues who email, phone and then turn up at your desk.

This course will enable you to make the most of these opportunities while navigating the potential pitfalls. It covers:

Developing relationships with those using your services

  • Gaining credibility
  • Communicating persuasively and gaining influence
  • Focusing on priorities
  • Maintaining professional integrity

Applying project management skills to the matters you handle

  • Planning resources
  • Highlighting dependencies
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders

Teamwork within and beyond the legal team

  • Understanding how you fit in a team
  • Sharing know how
  • Reciprocal support

Managing upwards

  • Understanding what your manager is up against
  • Balancing autonomy and transparency

Working well with external providers

  • Getting scope right
  • Ensuring value

Please note that the skills needed to manage subordinates are covered in The Successful Leader and Manager of an In-house Legal Team.

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This course was excellent. Great speaker and pertinent content.

Heather Dyson - Stanley Black and Decker

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09:30 | London
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