When we were first married, my wife and I took a two-week honeymoon in Israel. There we met a great couple who had been married for fifty years. “What’s the secret?” I asked the husband, Sidney. Without missing a beat, his wife Ethel said, “never go to bed angry.”
Now, inside/outside counsel relationships are a little different than a marriage, but Ethel’s advice seems sound enough: if you want to build a sustainable relationship create solid parameters for its healthy growth. Getting connected at a Counsel to Counsel summit is the perfect opportunity to do so.
These programs offer a candid and practical peer-to-peer dialogue where law firms and inside-counsel can tackle important and relevant issues in a constructive environment. Our next one is happening in Los Angeles on October 7-8, and will focus on finding better ways to manage outside counsel relationships. The program brings together leading senior corporate counsel and law firm partners to roll up their sleeves and openly share best practices in developing and maintaining high-performance legal teams.
Here are the details:
- Complimentary for in-house counsel, including meals and sessions. Participants may receive up to 10 CLE credits.†
- Receptions, breaks and activities on Martindale-Hubbell Connected enhance your relationships with peers.
Marcus H. Linden, VP, Corporate Counsel Solutions, LexisNexis
Norman Jetmundsen, Jr., Assistant General Counsel, Vulcan Materials Company
M. Sandlin Grimm, Senior Director, Group Leader – Contract Law, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Topics discussed at the Summit include:
- Pressure Points: Today’s Challenges in Building & Maintaining Top-Notch Teams
- Up, Down & Sideways: A Closer Look at Practically Managing Inside/Outside Counsel Relationships
- Technology, Tools & Knowledge Management: High-Performance Legal Teams 2.0
- Tackling the Tactical: 1: Billing & Matter Management and 2: Communication, Performance Appraisal, Metrics & Reporting
- “So What I’m Hearing You Say Is…”: Managing Diversity Expectations
- A Practical Guide to Social Media for Lawyers: Understanding Legal, Ethics & Policy Considerations
Now I am sure that Sid and Ethel would agree: attending our C2C Summit in October can do wonders for your inside/outside counsel relationship. Oh, and don’t go to bed angry at your outside counsel either.