Designed for new attorneys, the program picks up where law school left off and helps new lawyers gain the practical skills, knowledge, and tools necessary to successfully transition to practicing law. New lawyers will learn practical skills that would take years to learn on the job. Expert faculty with real-world practice experience will lead live, interactive workshops. Through practice tools, they will introduce key topics, including business skills, legal skills, and client relations. The roster includes Kenneth A. Adams, Professor Charlie Craver, Professor Christy DeSanctis, Ross Fishman, Alan Gutterman, Dr. Paul Lisnek, Professor Mark Osbeck, Professor Charlie Rose and Sara Taylor. New lawyers can then use these tools in their practice immediately and continue development after the workshop through online courses and virtual collaboration.
This intensive, practical training program includes the following workshops:
- Advanced Legal Writing and Techniques in Persuasion
- Becoming a Business Counselor: A Path for New Business Associates
- Becoming an Impeccable Legal Researcher
- Client Service and Practice Development: Becoming an Effective Rainmaker and Successful Lawyer
- Drafting Clearer Contracts: The Essentials of Clear, Concise and Modern Drafting
- Effective Legal Negotiation
- Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy: A Strategic Guide to Pretrial Litigation
- Interpersonal Relations + Influence = Effective Leadership for Lawyers
- The Power of Effective Communication In and Out of the Courtroom
Beyond the Bar workshops will be offered intermittently during a seven-month period beginning in November in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Associates and law firms may choose to purchase individual or multiple workshops that fit their learning needs. CLE credit is available for many of the sessions.