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September 27-28, 2024
Chicago, IL

Accelerate the
Impact of your
Young Partners.

Young Partners Accelerator is an exclusive structured program that leads to actionable plans to accelerate the performance of young partners in management, revenue generation, and client relations in the legal sector.

2 days of intensive workshops

Actionable take-aways

Insights from industry experts, General Counsels, and peers

Accelerate the
Impact of your
Young Partners.

Young Partners Accelerator is an exclusive structured program that leads to actionable plans to accelerate the performance of young partners in management, revenue generation, and client relations in the legal sector.

2 days of intensive workshops

Actionable take-aways

Insights from industry experts, General Counsels, and peers

See your young partners thrive.

There is a mystery behind the role and expectations of a partner.

Only time will tell if your partners will be successful.

The first years as a partner have proven to be the most stressful, demanding, and uncertain.

The lack of clarity on the role affects performance.

Failure to thrive affects the bottom line.

This program will give young partners actionable steps to accelerate their impact on the firm.

Effective strategies that accelerate client service, create an owner mentality, and boost revenue

Driven partners focus on improving profitability and effectiveness.

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The Role of a Partner

Clarity in the role as a partner, clarity in the expectations, and clarity in how to succeed.

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Business Development

A powerful playbook to accelerate the business development efforts.

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Client Centric

Strategies to put clients first and grow the practice.

Effective strategies that accelerate client service, create an owner mentality, and boost revenue

Driven partners focus on improving profitability and effectiveness.

1

The Role of a Partner

Clarity in the role as a partner, clarity in the expectations, and clarity in how to succeed.

2

Business Development

A powerful playbook to accelerate the business development efforts.

3

Client Centric

Strategies to put clients first and grow the practice.

There are two paths:

  • Partners who figure it out for themselves.
  • Partners with tools and strategies to accelerate their success.

The ones on the second path fare better in satisfaction, performance, and long term profitability.

There are two paths:

  • Partners who figure it out for themselves.
  • Partners with tools and strategies to accelerate their success.

The ones on the second path fare better in satisfaction, performance, and long term profitability.

High potential partners have a clear blueprint of what to do next

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Register

Join us in Chicago for two days of immersive workshops.

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Get clarity on your role

Learn more in two days than most partners do in their entire careers.

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Become a top performing partner

Return to your firm able to execute from day one.

General Counsel Panel

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Our distinguished panel of General Counsel will share their expectations of service.

They will highlight future trends and changing in-house criteria while sharing how they evaluate the firms that service them.

Learning what clients want is a key to success.

Past Event Program

Day 1

You as a partner

I'm a Partner, Now What?

Interactive panel with roundtable discussions

Moderator Marlon Lutfiyya, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

You did it! You clearly earned the respect of your clients and your peers to be invited into the partnership. Now that you have the title, what has changed. . . a lot. During this session, the panelists will address questions about expectations and share questions to ask your firm. Advice and guidance will be offered about how to adapt to the new position. During the round tables attendees will share their experiences in small groups. You will learn you are not alone in trying to understand what it means to be a partner.

Unlock Partnership Success

Action packed workshop with take-aways

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Legal Talent Advisors LLC

With the promotion to partner you are now expected to do more than bill hours. Partners have the responsibility to serve their clients, but they also must serve the firm. During this interactive workshop the attendees will learn the many hats partner wear at their firms. Partners need to focus internally and externally as well as look at what needs control and what requires flexibility. You will determine what you need to focus on in your firm.

Let’s Get Personal: Personal Finance for Partners

Ask, ask, ask! Now that you are a partner, it is time to look at money differently, to invest in yourself and, most importantly, to have a plan. This interactive conversation will touch on topics like understanding that your income flows in and out differently and how to budget for that, how much to save and what’s the best vehicle to save it in, what’s the recipe for financial success and what are some pitfalls to avoid.

Controlling the Flow: Money In / Money Out

Understanding law firm economics

Jen Sander, Thomson Reuters Institute

Lawyers need to understand business concepts in order to effectively represent their clients. They also need have a good understanding of basic law firm economics. During this session the attendees will follow the money from intake to collections and from setting rates to realization numbers. Day to day mysteries will be unveiled and the economic future of law will be examined. You will be able to follow the money which in turn will allow you to earn more.

Ownership Mentality: Making the Shift

Experiential activity and round table discussions

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Legal Talent Advisors LLC

If you signed the partnership agreement, made the capital investment, or just shook hands on it, you are now a partner in a law firm. How does this make you feel? Are you ready to act like an owner? During this session attendees will learn the attributes owners should exhibit. There are specific behaviors to embrace and actions to take that demonstrate an owner’s mentality. You will have the opportunity to answer the question, “Do I know SWOT about my practice”?

Day 2

Focus on Your Clients

In the Mind of General Counsel

General Counsel Panel: What do they value and expect from their attorneys.

Moderator: Eduardo Paiz, Bolder Legal Consulting

Clients range from individuals to General Counsel of major companies, but what they have in common is a desire to be treated as colleagues. Each client wants to discuss what matters most to them and their companies. During this session the attendees will be exposed to the insights given from top clients that cover billing requirements to budgeting and from communication to collaboration. You will hear what matters most to clients.

Client Centricity: Create Innovative Strategies to Drive Business

Panel discussion to put your clients at the heart of your firm

Moderator: Patricia Ellard, Troutman Pepper

Without clients there is no practice of law. Creating a client-first culture has become a priority for many law firms recently. Despite acknowledging this need firms are slow to move this direction. During this panel discussion attendees will hear how firms are changing their culture to embrace a client centric focus. The discussion will explore what can be implemented to learn what clients want, how to create service standards, what technology has to offer to make it easier to collect data, and how Key Performance Indicators (KPI) ensure firms are proactively making changes and gaining success. You will want to continue this conversation back at your firm.

Design your Business Development Playbook

Workshop to create a monthly blueprint to attract new prospects, clients and referrals in only 47 minutes

Eduardo Paiz, Bolder Legal Consulting Group

This is a dynamic session that focuses on helping lawyers develop an effective business development blueprint. The practice of law is highly time consuming, therefore other activities such as building a book of business takes a backseat to day to day priorities, even though it is the fuel that makes a firm grow. This program is designed for busy partners built around the time constraints of partner life to maximize impact. In as little as 47 minutes a month the participants will achieve business development success.

What people say

Jorge Diaz-Silveira

Managing Partner of the Hogan Lovells Miami office

This program helps the new partners learn the importance and responsibility of not only being a good lawyer but to act and participate as an owner of the firm with clients and colleagues. What they have learned is the other side of a law firm, at the partner level. I personally wish I had had the opportunity to participate in this forum when I was starting out.

Tim Girven

Legal 500 Editor for the Western Hemisphere

I think there is a lack of training for young lawyers going from senior associate or counsel to partner in terms of how they should perform, the skill sets they need and ways to understand their new position so I think it has been a very successful event and there should be more events of this nature.

Sebastian Jimenez

Partner at Colbs

An event like no other in the world! You will learn about innovation, how to develop business with an actionable and easy to understand approach, all this from academic experts and successful lawyers from some of the best firms in the world.

Laura Medina

Partner at Jimenez Peña

Participating in the Young Partners Series allowed me to have a clearer idea of the different actions I can implement to generate business, innovate and, in general, contribute to the development of my firm. The event also served as a platform to interact with other young partners in a relaxed atmosphere, learn about their respective trajectories, discuss openly about the challenges facing the legal services market in our region and how we should face them.”

Eugenia Ramírez

Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP Miami Office

I think the Young Partners program is a excellent idea, when you become a partner you usually have no clue as to what are the responsibilities of a partner, how to lead a group, how to manage, how to be part of a management team… I highly recommend it, if I would’ve had had the opportunity when I just became a partner to participate in a program like this I would have participated and said yes!

Daniel Valverde

Global head of Diversity & Inclusion Ecija

Young Partners Program 2022 was an incredible experience. It has been the best training I’ve received to be an exceptional partner.

Young partners reaching their greatest potential

BENEFITS FOR THE FIRM

  • Develop ownership mentality.
  • Create client-centric philosophy.
  • Understand how to improve the bottom line.

BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

  • Move partners from improvising to driven with a clear path on what to do next.
  • Clarify partner roles and expectations.
  • Set actionable steps to accelerate impact on the firm.

Accelerate your partners success

Gleacher Center
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611

September 27-28, 2024
Chicago, IL

Invest in your young partners

Full price: $3200

Limited Availability to 45 participants.

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