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In-House Counsel Section

About the In-House Counsel Section

The all new In-House Counsel Section resulted from the collaborative effort of the inaugural CMBA Leadership Academy, when challenged to create a program that would better address the unique needs of In-House practitioners. Launched in July 2020, the In-House Counsel Section aims to: provide a forum in which those who are in-house counsel at any level in for-profits, nonprofits or governmental agencies could have a designated space within the CMBA to collaborate and grow professionally in a private setting.  Specifically, many in-house counsel have expressed interest in creating a mechanism by which they can periodically meet with their peers – whether in person or virtually – outside of the presence of private practice lawyers.

Click here to read more about the Section! 

How to Join the Section

It's easy for CMBA members!  You must qualify as an In-House practitioner to join.  Click here to email CMBA staff, or call us at 216-696-3525.  This section fee is waived if you join before June 30, 2021.  

 

CLE Programs

This Section sponsors and creates informative, innovative CLE programs on important topics, providing a convenient venue for our members to obtain continuing legal education and information on current developments.  We also provide the opportunity for roundtable discussion for both accountability and best practices. 

Topic and Speaker Suggestions

CLE topic and speaker volunteers are always welcome! Send us your ideas to CLE and Sections Coordinator, Dominica Essi, at dessi@clemetrobar.org

 

Meetings

The Section meets the first Thursday of each month.  Even post COVID-19, this Section will continue to offer a virtual option for participating, as members are scattered geographically.

 

Activities

Bar Journal

Section members will provide articles for the February issue of the CMBA Bar Journal.

Subcommittees

There are two subcommittees of this Section.  The first is the Women’s General Counsel subcommittee, which meets to quarterly to collaborate on the particular issues, challenges, and achievements of those women serving in the GC role.  The second subcommittee is focused on nonprofits and the unique matters that surround those who are in-house at nonprofit or similar entities.   

 

Pro Bono & Community Programs

The section is currently working on a mentorship program to assist minority lawyers on their path to In-House positions.  This initiative will be cultivated over the next fiscal year and launched in July of 2021. 

 

 

In-House Counsel Section Leadership

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Upcoming In-House Counsel Events

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In-House Counsel Communications

In-House Counsel News

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