David Sorin speaks on a Professional Development Consortium (PDC) webinar entitled “Teaching Lawyers About Their Clients’ Industries.”
“It’s important for us to work with firms that really understand the industry, because you can always find a lawyer who’s going to tell you what the law is.” – GC of a venture capital firm
Clients are increasingly expecting their lawyers to understand their businesses and law firms are organizing around industry sectors instead of/in addition to practice areas. Are firms doing enough to actually train their lawyers to meet these expectations? In this webinar, one of the co-founders of Hotshot will moderate a discussion about providing industry training for lawyers.
Topics covered included:
• Defining the knowledge and skills lawyers need to meet client expectations
• Ideas for formal and informal business and industry training programs
• How clients can be involved in industry training
• How needs differ based on seniority and location