CMCP Counsel Connect creates an opportunity for in-house counsel and counsel from law firms to meet in small groups to discuss their practice area and explore efforts to drive diversity in the legal sector.
COUNSEL CONNECT SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
January 20, 2o22 (Virtual)
Welcome and Orientation
Round One (1) Practice Area Group Meetings
Round Two (2) Practice Area Group Meetings
Practice Area Groups Debrief
Each Practice Group Meeting group will include two (2) legal department attorneys and six (6) law firm attorneys for a discussion group of 8 total participants per practice area (practice areas may have multiple discussion groups.)
The practice area group discussion will begin with in-house counsel providing a brief description of their business needs and outside counsel hiring practices, followed by brief introductions from outside counsel on their expertise.
The group discussion will move to an open conversation on business and diversity, that may explore:
How outside counsel can best service clients and how clients can most effectively utilize outside counsel.
Diversity of attorneys in the practice area and how legal departments and law firms are addressing the challenges
After a brief break, the second round of practice area groups will meet followed by a debrief of all group participants.
This unique opportunity to speak with practice area peers and discuss diversity offers a valuable program to kick-off the new year by building and strengthening business relations.