Partnership is Paramount
Ask any in-house counsel what makes a good lawyer, and they’ll use words like “experience,” “reputation” and “knowledge.” But ask them to describe the traits of the people they’ve worked with the longest, and they’ll say things like “they speak my language,” “they match my work style” and “there’s a trust factor there.”
Unfortunately, the combination of job knowledge and client knowledge does not always come in the same legal package. As a result, GCs might overspend on larger legal teams or overwork the teams they know and trust. Neither is a long-term solution in today’s legal landscape.
In times of rising pressure and shrinking legal budgets, in-house counsel is feeling the burden of this troubling tradeoff. They need to rely on the combined skills and service levels provided by a team of lawyers who truly partner with them.
To help identify and evaluate the traits of a true partnership, we have prepared a first-of-its-kind guide for in-house counsel: 10 Best Kept Secrets of Valued Legal Partners. Based on research and real-world experience, this guide pinpoints the 10 qualities and character traits that legal decision-makers value most in their legal partner.
Learn these traits and take a minute to rate your legal partner. Because in today’s world, partnership in not a legal luxury. Partnership is a basic necessity.