Register Now For the Corporate Counsel Section CLE and Annual Meeting Jan. 25

One of the main ways in-house counsel distinguish themselves from their outside counsel is by bridging the gap between legal and business concerns.  It’s not enough to be good lawyers — we must also be valued and trusted business partners to our clients.

To further develop our abilities in this role, the CLE Committee is thrilled to present this year’s Corporate Counsel Section CLE and Annual Meeting: Taking Care of Business: How Good Lawyers Become Great Business Partners.”

Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store for you on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Bar Center in Cary or live via webcast:

  • GC Roundtable: How to Take Care of Business While Exuding Executive Presence – Our panel of general counsels with a diverse set of experiences tackles some of the executive level issues we face, including managing an efficient legal department and navigating C-Suite interactions, while incorporating advice from brand image consultant, Wendy Gow, on how to exude executive presence.
  • Damage Control or Control Damages?  How Corporate Counsel Can Take Care of the Brand and Legal Arguments in a Crisis – We’ll learn more about how best to partner with our colleagues in corporate communications and public relations to ensure we are protecting the company from legal and brand liability in the event of a corporate crisis.
  • Drafting Solid Contracts While Building Solid Business Relationships – One of the most obvious impacts in-house counsel can have on the bottom line is their ability to quickly and effectively negotiate contracts; however, in-house counsel also are obligated to manage legal risk.  This discussion will delve into common pitfalls to avoid and how to overcome obstacles to successfully partner with your internal clients on negotiations.
  • Taking Care of Yourself and Others: Running Meetings That Minimize Stress and Maximize Productivity – Is your calendar littered with unproductive, inefficient or frustrating meetings? Poorly run meetings that consume your day can take a toll on your mental health and well-being.  Dr. Steven Rogelberg will cover the ill effects of ineffective meetings and ways to effectively lead engaging and productive meetings based on his research from his forthcoming book: The Surprising Science of Meetings (Oxford).  This session will provide you 1.0 hour of Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit.
  • Technology for Today and Tomorrow: Managing Your Workflow – Our business counterparts leverage technology every day to be more productive and efficient; why shouldn’t in-house counsel? In this session, we’ll learn about current, affordable technologies to manage workflow as well as innovations on the horizon — all while earning 1.0 hour of credit toward the State Bar’s new technology CLE requirement!

Section members, as well as non-member in-house counsel, are welcome to attend this event, so grab your colleagues and sign up!  Don’t delay. Early registration (which gives you a 10 percent discount) expires Jan. 4, 2019. Early rates for non-NCBA members, NCBA members, and Section members are $240, $200 and $185 respectively.  Click here to register.