Are your lawyers equipped with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to survive in today’s challenging market?
Good technical legal skills are simply no longer enough to ensure success or to win and retain clients.
Managing Partner’s report on Professional Development for Lawyers examines the new skills and knowledge necessary for lawyers to meet both client and firm needs, and to achieve career success.
The report examines the key issues and trends in professional development for lawyers, including innovative approaches and good practice, along with insightful interviews and advice from leading experts. Topics covered include:
- Identifying professional development needs at graduate, trainee, associate, and partner level;
- Traditional and emerging skills that professional development enables lawyers to acquire;
- The most effective and popular methods for delivering training and professional development in law firms;
- How to engage lawyers in professional development and make it a priority for them;
- How to measure ROI and justify professional development and its benefits;
- Improving client focus and value through professional development;
- Local, international and global approaches to professional development; and much more…
‘From the horse’s mouth’ – Candid accounts are featured from a range of lawyers at different levels, law firm management, consultants, coaches and experts, with views on professional development and how to ensure your lawyers are ‘fit for purpose’ in today’s legal world.
Detailed case studies and interviews also reveal the latest innovative tools, best practices and award winning strategies of DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Baker & McKenzie, Simmons & Simmons, Carey Olsen, Latham & Watkins, Lexis Nexis and Validatum Limited.
Chapter 1: Introduction – Professional development in the law
Chapter 2: Trends driving changes in professional development
Chapter 3: Target audience needs
Chapter 4: Engaging lawyers in professional development
Chapter 5: Types of professional development delivery
Chapter 6: Essential skills for the changing legal market
Chapter 7: ROI – Justifying professional development and its benefits
Chapter 8: Internationalism
Chapter 9: From the horse’s mouth – Views on professional development
Case study 1: Baker & McKenzie – ‘Pitching to win’
Case study 2: Learning, development, and change at Carey Olsen
Case study 3: DLA Piper – Finance & Projects Academy
Case study 4: Hogan Lovells – ‘Momentum’ – A fast career track global programme for senior associates
Case study 5: LexisNexis – CRM
Case study 6: Marque Lawyers
Case study 7: Validatum Limited – Profitable pricing
Case study 8: Simmons & Simmons – MBA
Case study 9: Latham & Watkins – ‘On Track: Best practices & strategies to develop junior partners’Check our Executive Summary and full table of contents here