Conference countdown: 9 opportunities to network, learn and continue your legal education

Evers-Legal-In-House-Legal-Career-Advice-March-2017Conferences are an important part of any lawyer’s career path.  As we’ve written before, they not only provide you with opportunities to continue your legal education and get ideas from other (sometimes more seasoned) attorneys in the profession, but they also offer networking opportunities—which can have a huge impact on career advancement.

For this column, we pulled together some upcoming 2017 conferences that may peek your interest. Have a look and click the link to learn more about each of these worthwhile events.

Hispanic National Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Conference

March 30-April 2 (Miami)

This three-day conference lets members of Corporate America and the HNBA connect, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Associate of Corporate Counsel’s Mid-Year Meeting

April 2-4 (New York City)

This two-day conference offers intensive education for senior in-house counsel on three tracks: Practical Strategies for Effective Contracts, Employment Law Challenges & Solutions and Financial Services Regulatory & Technology Pulse. It’s geared towards in-house lawyers from North America with five or more years of in-house experience

Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s General Counsel Summit

April 19-22 (Miami)

This three-and-a-half day conference combines substantive legal education and leadership programs with an intimate and relaxed networking environment. The conference is attended by lawyers from Fortune 1000 companies and top law firms. It includes CLE-credit programs focused on emerging legal issues and professional development.

International Association of Defense Counsel’s Corporate Counsel College

April 27-28 (Chicago)

This two-day event is designed as an interactive learning experience that taps into the knowledge and experience of panelists, in-house corporate counsel, and outside counsel attendees.

UT Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute

May 11-12 (Houston)

This two-day Corporate Counsel Institute—presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law—offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes.

Argyle’s 2017 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum

June 20 (Washington, D.C.)

The one-day Chief Legal Officer Forum provides thought leadership content and networking opportunities. The event is designed for General Counsel, Chief Legal Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, as well as Deputy GCs, Assistant GCs, Corporate Secretaries, and VPs of Compliance, Legal, Ethics, and M&A in a leadership role. And the content focuses on the most pressing issues that legal executives are facing in 2017.

InsideCounsel’s SuperConference

June 21-22 (Chicago)

This two-day conference provides in-house counsel with timely insight and best practices from respected speakers and peers. The conference is geared toward senior legal professionals from Fortune 1000 and U.S.-based multinational companies. Attendees include CLOs, GCs, assistant GCs, law firm senior partners, and corporate executives.

Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s Career Strategies Conference

Sept. 27-29 (New Orleans)

The event brings together in-house counsel with an interest in promoting diversity for two days of continued learning and networking. CCWC’s event is open to in-house counsel.

Texas GC Forum’s Annual Conference of General Counsel

Nov. 16-17 (San Antonio)

This conference is regional and features GCs from the most prominent companies in Texas.  Friend of our firm and former GC of Houston based FMC Technologies, Jeff Carr, helped found this organization several years ago.  Accordingly, there is a focus on innovation in the legal profession.

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