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LegalTalent Competition

LegalTalent, a key strand of LegalWeek Connect, offers students and universities the unique opportunity to showcase their abilities and the excellence of their educational institutions to the world’s premier law firms – LegalTalent Competition.

 

The Challenge

How can the legal profession change to better manage generational differences, inclusivity and diversity for future business success?

 

The Criteria

  • Your idea can either address one or all aspects of the challenge: improving the management of generational differences, inclusivity and diversity.
  • It must be practical. If it involves financial investment, you must state how much.
  • It can either be industry wide, or it could involve a small project involving a single law firm or in-house legal.
  • You must be able to demonstrate that your idea is unique.
  • Your idea should focus on law firm management and operations or education and training. You need not focus on the delivery of legal advice.
  • The teams must be between two and five people. All law firm employees can apply except partners. Law students are encouraged to apply.

 

All submissions must be complete by 27th October 2017. The top 10 will be chosen by the Legal Week editorial team with the shortlist announced at the beginning of November. The teams are then invited to present their ideas to ‘The Dragons’ on 29th November 2017 within a 3 minute pitch, followed by questions.

 

The Judges

  • Dr Sandie Okoro; Senior Vice-President and World Bank Group General Counsel, Washington DC
  • Sabine Chalmers; Chief Legal Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, New York
  • Louise Pentland; EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer, PayPal, San Francisco
  • Jeremy Barton; General Counsel, KPMG, London

 

The Winners

The winning team will be presented with £5,000 prize money and a write up in the The American Lawyer, Legal Week, LegalTech News and Corporate Counsel magazines with a distribution of over 1.7 million – plus The After Party at the Savoy in London.

 

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Abigail Gillett • 05/10/2017


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