Connected Legal Certification expands skillset of in-house legal professionals

Dec 28, 2022

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The Connected Legal Certification offers a new — and fun — way for you to gain the skills you need to be more productive, engaged, and impactful while gaining professional development.

The Certification follows the Connected Legal Function framework and teaches paralegals, legal operators, general counsel, and other legal professionals various soft and hard skills essential to becoming a high-performing in-house legal team, and an even more strategic partner to the business.

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Do you remember why you moved in-house?

When lawyers move in-house, they’re often searching for the opportunity to be part of the bigger picture, see issues through to the end, and play an influential role in the organization’s success. Yet, due to a complex environment and large workloads, and being overworked, stressed, and unempowered by tools and resources, it becomes challenging to be a valued partner to the business and focus on the impactful and meaningful work they moved in-house to do.

The 2022 In-house Legal Technology Report proved this disconnect. It found that 92 percent of US and UK legal professionals surveyed believe that time spent on manual daily activities takes time and effort away from working on larger business goals or affects the ability to deliver services on time.

The Connected Legal Function framework offers a solution. It not only empowers you as an in-house legal professional to optimize performance, manage complexity, and deal with large volumes of work, but also maximizes connection with, and impact on, the business.

The Connected Legal Certification provides the insights, tools, and behaviors to achieve this way of working.

“The Connected Legal Certification assists in-house legal professionals achieve what they moved in-house to do by connecting them to their work, to the business, and better enabling them to demonstrate the value they add to business outcomes. In a nutshell, it helps them to realize their reasons for practicing as an in-house lawyer.”

Shaun Plant — LawVu’s Chief Legal Evangelist

An exciting way to build skills and continue learning

The Connected Legal Certification is relevant to all in-house professionals, whether you’re the first General Counsel, a sole in-house counsel, an in-house lawyer in a larger team, a seasoned legal leader, or a Head of Legal Operations.

It also caters to every stage of a legal team — from setting up a legal function from scratch, to improving individual skills, to optimizing a well-established legal team. It covers everything from soft skills, like change management, project management, and stakeholder engagement, through to more practical goals such as designing your intake system and how to automate parts of your legal workflow.

Learn new skills by working through on-demand videos, quizzes, and templates, and progress through the four steps of the Connected Legal Function.

Step 1. Optimize Productivity and get on top of workload, manage complexity, and free up time by learning how to:

  • minimize legal waste
  • build legal capital
  • collect and surface data
  • prioritize workflow
  • collaborate effectively with the legal team


Step 2.  Optimize Engagement to understand business context and build collaborative relationships with the business and:

  • collaborate with the wider business
  • establish trust with stakeholders
  • understand business functions and organizational context
  • build the business’ understanding of legal
  • change management


Step 3. Be Proactive and take the extra time you’ve saved in Steps 1 and 2 to become more embedded in the business, get ahead of issues before they arise, and:

  • empower the business to involve legal early
  • pre-empt legal requirements and manage resource ahead of time;
  • establish continuous optimization


Step 4: Focus on Impact and learn how to drive business outcomes and showcase legal’s value to the business so you can maximize the legal team’s impact.

The Connected Legal Certification is an engaging way to continue your education, gain the benefits of professional development, and, depending on your location, you may even be able to accrue CPD or CLE credits.

Begin your Connected Legal Certification now!

To become a more productive, engaged, and impactful legal team, head over to the Connected Legal Certification, the first certification for all in-house legal professionals that teaches you everything law school and private practice didn’t!

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