Harvard Law School Executive Education  

Leadership in Corporate Counsel

Program Dates:
June 24-27, 2014
Program Fee:


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Program Objectives

By studying a cross-section of professional service organizations, including Corporate Counsel offices and law firms, participants learn the unique challenges of leading these organizations and develop perspectives and skills to be effective leaders.

The program focuses on leadership as Corporate Counsel. Participants will learn about and discuss:

  • The need for balancing their professional responsibilities as lawyers and leadership responsibilities in their corporations

  • The power of alignment among corporate strategy, functional strategy, organization of the Corporate Counsel office, and the professionals that constitute the internal counsel

  • Drivers of superior quality of service to internal clients

  • The motivation drivers of professionals

  • The importance of hiring the right professionals and developing them effectively in an internal service context

  • Incentive systems, including promotion and compensation

  • Leading change

  • Leadership styles

Participants will develop a holistic understanding of the challenges facing, and the skills and perspectives required of, effective Corporate Counsel leaders.

CLE and CPD Credit

Leadership in Corporate Counsel is an Accredited CLE Provider in several states.  Additionally, we have External CPD Authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority for UK participants. 

Course credit will be awarded to participants with satisfactory daily attendance upon completion.  The credits are in the category of Practice Management.  For questions regarding your state’s individual CLE requirements, please contact the appropriate person within your corporation.  For questions specific to credit from Harvard Law School Executive Education’s Leadership in Corporate Counsel Program, please contact Karen Travelo.

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