Maximizing the Inside/Outside Counsel Relationships

by Mike Mintz on November 4, 2009 · 4 comments

in Martindale-Hubbell Connected

relationshipsIn Martindale Hubbell Connected we love theme months.  They help to drive engagement by focusing on a specific, overall topic and encourage members to get involved.  We are now in our fourth month of themes.  Previous themes included: Social Media Solutions (July/Aug), Revolutionary Law (Sept), and Women in the Law (Oct).  We now end this exciting year of themes with the following two offerings:

  • Maximizing Inside/Outside Counsel Relationships
  • 2009: The Year Social Media Changed How Lawyers Do Business

For Maximizing Inside/Outside Counsel Relationships we will be hosting a discussion series lead by guest moderators from some of the best names in law firm marketing in our public forums Managing Outside Counsel and Corporate Legal Department Management.

NOTE: members can access the community links (forums, groups & document libraries); non-members can join here and then access.

Also, we are looking for the best samples of outside counsel guidelines or private practice checklists that you use when trying to maximize your own inside/outside counsel relationships.

We encourage members of those confidential role groups to rate the most helpful of those documents with 1 to 5 stars.  We will then feature the top rated documents on our home page and make them prominently available to the respective inside/outside counsel community.  Finally, encourage all Connected members to share thoughts on the following topics, either in blog posts or public forums:

  • Litigation and dispute resolution strategies that strengthen the business without breaking the bank
  • Creating and implementing cost-efficient approaches to working with outside counsel and trusted advisers
  • Dealing with discovery without being derailed
  • Metrics & measurement: using case assessments and analyses successfully
  • Tackling tough situations: class actions, cross-border disputes and trends on the horizon

For those of you who are members of Connected, we hope you will participate.  FYI – December is looking like one of our biggest theme months yet with a slew of social media pundits signed up to guest blog, moderate, and participate in a special webinar (stay tuned for details).  If you are not yet a member of Connected, what are you waiting for!?!  It’s free to join so come on in and let your voice be heard.  We look forward to meeting you.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Little wrote onAugust 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Is there any way I can get a copy of the best outside counsel guidelines you received on this blog?




Mike Mintz Mike Mintz wrote onSeptember 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hi Michael: It used to be available online but it looks like the target site took them down. If we locate them we will repost a link.


Karen Castellon wrote onNovember 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Please review the 1st paragraph of this post and edit accordingly. The current editing does not meet the high standards associated with Many thanks.


Mike Mintz wrote onNovember 5, 2009 at 3:05 am

Thanks Karen – I’ve edited, and boy were you right! Appreciate the candid feedback. Mike


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