MWBE Law Firms Should Put on CLEs to Grab In-House Counsel Business – Law.com

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By Dan Clark

Putting on continuing legal education courses that showcase junior associates and allowing for different clients to network with each other can give women- and minority-owned law firms an advantage in competing for business, in-house attorneys said at the 2020 Women-Owned Law Symposium in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Competing for the business of in-house counsel can be challenging and many smaller firm owners are not sure where to begin, Lisa Love said in the “Best Practices for Partnering with Corporations and Big Law” session at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law’s Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Anne Bancroft, associate general counsel at Exelon Business Services Co. in Pennington, New Jersey, said one of the firms Exelon is looking to partner with in the future puts on a CLE every year in which clients…