Continuing Legal Education

Partnering for Value: Achieving Effective Collaboration between In-House Counsel and Law Firms

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The Partnering for Value program brings together both law firm attorneys and in-house counsel participants to build skills for effective partnering. In addition to developing an understanding of the fundamentals of collaboration and undergoing individual assessments, the hallmark of this program is a unique simulation where in-house and outside counsel work together on a legal matter, providing hands-on experience with real-time feedback in a safe learning environment. During this intensive two-day course, participants will focus on dealing with the needs of both internal and external clients by learning to:

  • Manage expectations and handle difficult situations and conversations
  • Understand the client's or stakeholder's preferences and empathize with their challenges and successes
  • Address the underlying or not obvious needs of clients and other stakeholders
  • Understand how to move from subject matter expert to a "trusted advisor" who provides counsel with a long-term perspective

Form information on bringing this program to your law firm or law department, please contact Juliet Aiken at

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