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Change administration and expertise [Sponsored]

Left to right, top to bottom: Monique Burt Williams, Brittanie Chin-Merkerson, Olga V. Mack, Bill Kirst, Julie Honor and David Lat (photos via Lateral Link).

Let’s be honest: lawyers aren’t always the best at dealing with change. I’m not sure why that is – maybe it’s because our field is all about the importance of precedents, or maybe it’s because we are risk averse as a group – but for anyone who has a lot of time Having spent in the legal profession it’s hard to deny.

This is especially true of technology. Getting lawyers to introduce a new software program or other technological tool can be quite a challenge. Lawyers often avoid picking up new technology until they are absolutely forced to (e.g. learning how to use Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic).

This is why it is so valuable for lawyers to understand about change management – the processes, tools, and techniques used to manage the human side of change. If you want to learn more about change management, especially when it comes to adopting and implementing new technology, we are here to help.

On November 18, Cadence Counsel, the in-house division of the Lateral Link Consortium of Law Firms, is hosting a free webinar entitled Change Management and Technology. The following experts will be present:

Monique Burt Williams – CEO, Cadence Counsel Brittanie Chin-Merkerson – Change Management Consultant, Johnson Controls Julie Honor – General Counsel, 3Q Digital Bill Kirst – Senior Principal, West Monroe Olga V. Mack – Chairman of the Board, Parley Pro

Olga Mack should of course be known to Above the Law readers as one of ATL’s most popular and long-standing columnists. I will act as the moderator for the conversation.

Please join us for a thought-provoking and hands-on discussion that provides valuable insight into these important topics. You can register for the free webinar here. We look forward to seeing you on November 18th!


Ed. Note: This is the latest in a series of contributions from the Lateral Link team of experts. This position comes from David Lat, a general manager in the New York office, where he is focused on placing top employees, partners and partner groups in preeminent law firms across the country.

Cadence Counsel is the in-house division of Lateral Link, one of the top rated international law firms. With more than 14 offices worldwide, Lateral Link specializes in the placement of lawyers at the most prestigious law firms and companies in the world. Lateral Link is led by former practicing attorneys from top law schools and has a tradition of hiring attorneys to perform practicing attorney’s sideways jumps. Click here to learn more about us.

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