Posted by Robert Half Legal on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:06 | Follow me
In today’s fast-paced business environment, every legal professional can benefit from attending conferences to keep up with the latest practices, technologies, innovations and services.
Whether your responsibilities are in corporate governance, technology, compliance or law practice management, these four legal conferences can help you hone your skills and stay ahead of the game:
1. cyberSecure (Dec. 15–16, 2015, New York)
According to ALM, the producer of the cyberSecure conference, more than 70 percent of global organizations expect to be victims of a breach within the next three years. This two-day conference will bring together business leaders and risk management teams to provide guidance in crafting a response strategy. The conference will cover issues pertinent to executive management, legal counsel, IT and technology professionals, risk managers, insurance brokers, finance professionals and consultants.
2. The Association of Corporate Counsel’s Mid-Year Meeting (April 10–12, 2016, New York)
Presented by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), which bills itself as the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, this new conference offers advanced-level education for senior corporate counsel and can particularly benefit lawyers whose work is in the financial sector or whose focus is on corporate and transactional law or contracts and technology. Attendees can choose from programs on contracting skills and strategies, corporate governance and board service best practices, and financial industry compliance and data management. Continuing legal education credits may be available for attendees.
3. New Business Models for Law Firms—What Is Working and What Is Not? (May 3, 2016, New York)
Presented by the International Bar Association (IBA) Law Firm Management Committee, this conference is one of the IBA's preeminent gatherings for law firm management professionals. The goal is to determine which innovations and new approaches currently being applied to law firms are most effective for short-term efficiency enhancement, client satisfaction and economic performance. Topics of discussion include digitization and technology, best practices in governance structures, client relationship management and collaboration, emerging new business practices and international expansion.
4. The Association of Legal Administrators’ Annual Conference and Expo (May 22–25, 2016, Los Angeles)
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is a leader in the business of law and law practice management. The ALA’s annual conference is designed as a roadmap to resources, connection and expert guidance for attendees. Attendees will have ample opportunities to learn from thought leaders and to network with peers, as well as a chance to explore the latest in legal management products, market intelligence, services and technology for law offices.
As great venues for expanding your knowledge base and accruing important expertise, these legal conferences also present ideal networking opportunities. By communicating and exchanging ideas with colleagues, you can fine-tune ways to help bring your firm into the future.