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WORKSHOPS
ACC Annual Meeting

23rd-26th October 2022, Las Vegas USA

 

10 Transformation Truths for Smarter Leadership

Please join Smarter Law Solutions CEO Trevor Faur at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel for a new interactive journey: 10 Transformation Truths for Smarter Leadership Mn See you there for Truth or Dare!
 

See a summary video HERE.

For registration details, please click HERE

BENCHMARKING
ACC Law Department Management Survey 2022

June 2022

 

Webinar

Join the ACC on June 29, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET for a detailed discussion of ACC and MLA’s recently released 2022 Law Department Management Benchmarking Survey results. The distinguished panel, Kelly Mickelson, Amy Yeung, Trevor Faure Smarter Law Solutions CEO, and Mark Yacano, will shed light on how to use these metrics for performance improvement and share their own diverse personal experiences along the way.

Learning Outcomes:
• Learn about the current operational state of in-house legal departments.
• Gain practical insight on how to use key financial and operational metrics for performance improvement.
• Understand how to better demonstrate the value of Legal through data.


Register for the Webinar HERE

July 2022

 

Thomson Reuters UK

Thomson Reuters has responded to demand by making the print edition of "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders" directly available via its UK website HERE in addition to its US website HERE for the first time. The Kindle version is available on Amazon worldwide. A summary and Introduction download are available for free HERE.

WORKSHOPS
Global General Counsel Summit

8th-10th June 2022

 

10 Transformation Truths for Smarter Leadership

Please join a no-holds-barred session: 10 Transformation Truths for Smarter Leadership at the ACC Global General Counsel Summit in Zurich, Switzerland 8-10 June 2022. Ditch inertia & drive improvement.

For registration details, please click HERE

KEYNOTE
Enterprise GC 2022 Legal 500

Spring 2020

 

Ten Transformation Truths

Smarter Law Solutions CEO, Trevor Faure will provide the keynote: "Ten Transformation Truths for a Smarter Profession" on 25th-26th April at Syon Park, London

See a keynote and agenda video HERE:

For registration details, please click HERE

BENCHMARKING
"Benchmarking Hesitancy" Online Article

January 2022

 

Legal Transformation Truths

Is there something holding you back from pursuing an ACC-Smarter Law Solutions free benchmarking consultation service for your legal department? Smarter Law Solutions CEO Trevor Faure responds to common hesitancies in his ACCDocket article. Don't miss out on taking the first step to legal transformation HERE.

BENCHMARKING
ACC Law Department Management Survey 2021

14th July 2021

 

Webinar

Join the ACC on July 14, at 12:00pm EDT to learn more about ACC and Major, Lindsey & Africa’s recently released 2021 Law Department Management Benchmarking Survey. Hear Trevor Faure Smarter Law Solutions CEO, Bryon Koepke, Sowmyan Ranganathan, and Gregory Richter discuss the results and shed light on how to use these metrics for law department performance improvement.


Download the Executive Summary and Register for the Webcast HERE

WORKSHOPS
ACC XChange 2021

16-17th June 2021

 

Legal Operations & Leadership

Two virtual workshops at the ACC conference 16-17 June 2021:
・Smarter Law Workshop on Legal Operations: How to Reduce Costs While Raising Coverage, Compliance, and Client Satisfaction - 16th June
・Smarter Law Workshop on Leadership: How to Drive Change, Demonstrate Value, and Become Trusted Business Advisers

For registration details, please click HERE

October 2021

 

Thomson Reuters reports doubling sales

Thomson Reuters reports that sales of "Smarter Law: transforming busy into business leaders" doubled in the last 6 months. A summary and Introduction download are available for free HERE.

CONSULTING
Teva Pharmaceuticals Transformation Report

October 2021

 

Legal transformation in action

Please read the interview "Assessing, Aligning and Altering The Path Forward" in The Legal Navigator blog from MLA Global HERE.

KEYNOTE

Legal Accelerators Online Conference

26th November 2020

 

Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders

Organisers say: "Legal Accelerators is a brand new online international conference and exhibition dedicated to legal technology and innovation that will take place on the 26th and 27th of November 2020 and will share with its audience the expertise and skills of more than 30 internationally acclaimed speakers – experts in their field."

For registration details, please click HERE

KEYNOTE

ACC 

29th July 2020

A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times

During what is a generational global issue, in-house legal departments are demonstrating their value to their organisations by managing risk, resolving disputes, promoting business resilience; and critically, preparing those organisations for the critical recovery phase. 

The 2020 ACC Asia-Pacific Digital Meeting will deliver an impressive line-up of regional and global speakers to highlight how the best in-house teams are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Even more importantly the event will bring the Asia-Pacific in-house community together to share insight and best-practice in what the best and most innovative organisations are doing during these uncertain times. 

For registration details, please click HERE

WEBCAST

ACC 

23rd July 2020

 

What Does Not Sink Us Makes Us Smarter:

Leading a Legal Department in a Crisis

How does your department achieve its best when the company is struggling? At times of crisis and uncertainty the stresses are more extreme and conflicting. The legal department must uphold the highest levels of corporate protection, and achieve financial efficiencies, all while caring for the welfare of its talent under pressure.Take the first step on 23rd July.

For registration details, please click HERE

WEBCAST

ACC 

8th July 2020

 

What Does Not Sink You Makes You Smarter:

The Lawyer Thriving Professionally in a Crisis

How do you achieve your best when all the bets are off? How can you further your professional path in times of turmoil? Crises can inspire the clarity, purpose and humility to undertake self-analysis, independent assessment and systematic steps towards new goals. Take the first step on 8th July.

For registration details, please click HERE

WEBCAST

LAWTECH UK

6th July 2020

Business Dispute Resolution after Covid-19

An online discussion with Trevor Faure, CEO, Smarter Law Solutions, Professor Richard Susskind, Sir Geoffrey Vos (Chancellor of the High Court), Lord Falconer (Shadow Attorney-General), Trevor Faure, and Andrea P. Sinner, Esq.

The discussion is reported HERE and may be viewed in full online HERE

WORKSHOPS

Global General Counsel Academy - London

17th February 2020

 

A Smarter Law Workshop will take place convened by the Winmark Global General Counsel Academy in London on 18th March 2020. 

For registration details, please click HERE

CONSULTING

PUBLICATION

Harvard Law School cover feature of "The Practice": Smarter Relationships in Legal Services

25th November 2019

 

New edition available has the ground-breaking cover and 8,000-word feature:

Smarter Law - from emotional intelligence to artificial intelligence, transforming busy lawyers into business leaders.

Click for November/December 2019 edition at the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession

KEYNOTE

Smarter Law Keynote at Legal ®EVOLUTION

11th November 2019

 

The Opening Thursday Keynote of LEGAL ®EVOLUTION Expo & Congress 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany on 5th December will be given by Trevor Faure, CEO Smarter Law Solutions. CLICK HERE for details.

Organisers state: "The LEGAL ®EVOLUTION Expo & Congress merges an exhibition and congress for legal innovation, business and change management, and the law of the digital economy, forming Europe's premier legal innovation event for legal departments, compliance departments, and law firms".

www.legal-revolution.com/en

KEYNOTE

WORKSHOPS

ACC Annual Meeting highlights Smarter Law

1st August 2019

 

The Opening Plenary Session of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona (27th-30th October) will be given by Trevor Faure, CEO Smarter Law Solutions. CLICK HERE for details.

Smarter Law Workshops will be held during the Annual Meeting: 

For large legal departments. To apply to attend please contact: h.zewdu@acc.com

For chief legal officers. To apply to attend please contact: corporate@acc.com

For deputies (eligibility requirements apply, participation subject to approval). To apply to attend please contact: corporate@acc.com

Please note that participation in these workshops is limited to 15 attendees and are expected to fill quickly. 

CONSULTING

PUBLICATION

"On Notice: Teva’s Entire $330m Legal Spend Could Go To One Law Firm"

July 2019

The Legal 500’s publishing director David Burgess speaks exclusively to chief legal officer David Stark about the overhaul of external legal relationships being undertaken by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, as the company is set to slash its roster of firms.

David Burgess also reviews the new book "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"

Click for article at The Legal 500

WORKSHOPS 

New Summer/Autumn 2019 dates announced

1st July 2019

 

Four Smarter Law Workshops will take place on an invitation-only basis convened by the Association of Corporate Counsel in: Geneva, Switzerland 29th August, Zurich, Switzerland 30th August and Phoenix, Arizona on 28th & 29th October.

For further details and to apply to attend please contact:

ACC: education@acc.com

CONSULTING

BENCHMARKING

ACC Announces New Advisory Service Offering with Smarter Law Solutions

25th June 2019

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries has partnered with Smarter Law Solutions to offer law department customized consultations. All consultations will utilize ACC Benchmarking Report data. 

Click for ACC Press Release

CONSULTING

Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd Smarter Client

25th June 2019

Corporate Counsel reports that "CLO David Stark is looking for a few good firms to handle more than $100 million in external legal spend at a significantly reduced cost...Trevor Faure, former global general counsel of Ernst & Young and the CEO of Smarter Law Solutions, is assisting Teva in the process."

Click for press release

Click for article at Law.com

KEYNOTE

New Summer/Autumn 2019 dates announced

20th June 2019

 

A keynote "Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders" will be made at the 94th National Bar Association Annual Convention in New York on 23rd July. For further details please CLICK HERE.

The Opening Plenary keynote of the Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on 27th October. For further details please CLICK HERE.

PUBLICATION

Thomson Reuters Podcast Released

9th April 2019

Leonard Lee of the Legal Current Podcast interviews author Trevor Faure on the issues surrounding the publication "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"

Click for Legal Current Podcast page

Click to listen to the interview directly

 

KEYNOTE

New Spring/Summer 2019 dates announced

3rd April 2019

 

A keynote "Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders" will be made at the 2019 National Bar Association General Counsel Invitational in New York on 17th May. For further details please CLICK HERE.

A TED-style talk "Sustaining Success – The Smarter Legal Department Evolved" will be given at the 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel Global Summit in London on 24th May. For further details please CLICK HERE.

WORKSHOPS 

New Spring/Summer 2019 dates announced

3rd April 2019

 

Seven Smarter Law Workshops will take place on an invitation-only basis convened by:

- MLA Global in Paris, France on 11th April, Singapore on 7th May, Los Angeles on 4th June, San Francisco on 5th June and Boston on 11th June

- The Association of Corporate Counsel Xchange in Minneapolis on 28th & 29th April 2019.

 

For further details and to apply to attend please contact:

MLA: MLAtransform@mlaglobal.com

ACC: education@acc.com

PUBLICATION 

Globally Available

The publication: "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders" is available to order from Thomson Reuters in the US:

Click for US publication order

The publication is available globally from Amazon in print and on Kindle. 

Click for Amazon order

PUBLICATION 

In-House Community Review of "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"

5th December 2018

Patrick Dransfield, co-director of In-House Community 

"“Smarter Law: Transforming Busy Lawyers into Business Leaders" offers both the compass and the map for in-house and private practice lawyers alike to move forward in their careers to become effective business leaders through measurable and incremental change — marginal improvements leading to profound, life-changing results." 

 

“In short, Trevor Faure has captured the zeitgeist regarding the challenges facing commercial legal practitioners and provided practical steps to counter them.”

See: "Transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"

Review

CONSULTING 

Smarter Law Consulting Transformation Wins FT Legal Innovation Award 

10th December 2018

For Innovation in Operations: Data, Knowledge and Intelligence the Financial Times recognized the Avis Budget Group Legal Department at a gala at Gotham Hall in New York City.

 

The ABG Legal Group beat out Microsoft, Honeywell, Deutsche Bank and DXC Technology to claim the award for Operations: Data, Knowledge & Intelligence.