THE LAWVU IN-HOUSE LEGAL ACADEMY

Welcome to the
Connected Legal Certification

Become a more productive, engaged and impactful in-house legal professional.
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Expand your skillset
Improve your legal function
Influence your business

The first certification for in-house legal professionals, with everything you don't learn in law school or private practice.

100% free and online

A fun way to earn CPD/CLE credits*

Created for in-house legal professionals

*We're here to support your learning and streamline your ways of working. However, we can't guarantee that our certifications meet the CPD or CLE requirements in your jurisdiction. Please make your own assessment based on your unique requirements.

Popular lessons

Here is a selection of just some of the popular courses you'll find in the certification

Step 1:

Optimize Productivity

Step 2:

Optimize Engagement

Step 3:

Be Proactive

Step 4:

Focus on Impact

Prioritizing workflow

Course 1 - Optimize Productivity

With in-house lawyers constantly juggling many tasks –  it can be hard to accurately assess where time should be spent.

This lesson discusses the importance of structured workflows, how to prioritize effectively, and the role data plays in keeping your team on track.

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Minimizing legal waste

Course 1 - Optimize Productivity

Legal teams often spend a bunch of time on unnecessary administrative work or back and forth, also known as legal waste.

In this lesson, we outline the 10 most common signs of legal waste and offer a quick self-assessment so you can quickly identify any symptoms of legal waste in your department.

 

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Understanding business functions and organizational context

Course 2 - Optimize Engagement

You can’t have excellent collaboration with the business until you truly understand business objectives and how teams operate.

This lesson offers downloadable and collaborative templates for processing mapping and business canvassing to help you better understand business priorities, risks, and goals.

Building good relationships and trust with stakeholders

Course 2 - Optimize Engagement

To drive engagement, legal must have a solid understanding of their stakeholders and how to be visible to them.

In this lesson, we share ways to figure out your key stakeholders, offer an interactive stakeholder mapping exercise, and discuss next steps.

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Empowering the business to involve legal early

Course 3 - Be Proactive

This lesson will offer practical insights on how to sync up with the rest of the business and create an environment in which legal is involved early, can proactively plan, and stay ahead of issues before they arise.

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Showcasing legal's value to the business

Course 4 - Focus on Impact

Being a lawyer is not just about doing a good job and influencing outcomes – it’s about being valued for doing so. This lesson will focus on how to showcase legal’s impact on the business through key data and metrics.

Student Testimonial
Matthew Gardner

“The Connected Legal Certification is full of great content.

I think it's critical for in-house legal teams to get beyond the day-to-day whirlwind of reactive work, and be able to assist their company to reach its strategic goals. This course will assist anyone in achieving those objectives and take their in-house team to the next level.

Matthew Gardner
Global Privacy Officer at UBT

What is the Connected Legal Certification?

Many in-house legal professionals go in-house to be involved in the big picture, see issues through to the end, and play an influential role in the success of an organization. These are opportunities private practice rarely provides.

But too often, legal teams feel overworked, stressed, reactive, and sometimes, unempowered by their tools and resources. In this environment, it can become hard to be a valued partner to the business and to focus on that high-value strategic work you came in-house to do.

The Certification provides the insights, tools, and behaviors necessary to become a Connected Legal Function – a legal team that optimizes productivity, engages meaningfully with the business, acts proactively, and maximizes its impact on the business. 

It covers everything from soft skills like change management to more practical ones like how to design your intake system, all within an interactive platform with videos, quizzes, and downloadable templates to help you take action right away.

Everything you need to know (FAQ)

What will I learn in the Certification?

The Connected Legal Certification equips you with the insights, tools, and behaviors necessary to become a Connected Legal Function, as you make progress through the four steps: optimizing your productivity; engaging more meaningfully with your business; being more proactive; and finally, maximizing your impact on the business.

We cover everything you need to know to become a high-performing legal function, from soft skills like project management and stakeholder engagement to more practical ones like designing your intake system and how to automate parts of your legal workflow.

You can watch videos, take quick quizzes, and download templates to get started right away and make the most of your learnings.

We will never tell you how to be a lawyer or how to do your job, but gone are the days when in-house lawyers are only experts in the law. The in-house legal team of today is multi-faceted, with an understanding of business, technology, operations, and leadership. The certification aims to get you there, all while helping you become more productive, efficient, and connected.

Who's the Certification for?

The certification is relevant to all in-house legal 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.

Whether you’re setting up a legal function from scratch, or are just looking for ways to optimize the performance of your legal team – no matter its size, this certification is for you!

Why was the Connected Legal Certification created?

Many in-house legal professionals go in-house to be involved in the big picture, see issues through to the end, and play an influential role in the success of an organization. But too often, legal teams feel overworked, stressed, reactive, and sometimes, unempowered by their tools and resources. 

The 2022 In-house Legal Technology Report, a survey of over 500 legal professionals across the globe, backs this disconnection up with data. We found that 92% of respondents believe that time spent on manual daily activities takes time and effort away from working on larger business goals or affects their ability to deliver services in a timely manner.

In a world where our workloads are growing, and the breadth and complexity of that work is expanding – it is an inevitable sentence for a perpetuating cycle of overload and disconnect.

With our findings, we developed the Connected Legal Function framework – built to empower legal professionals to not only optimize performance, manage complexity, and deal with large volumes of work, but also maximize their connection with, and impact on, the business.

Learn more about the framework here.

Can I earn CPD/CLE credits?

The Connected Legal Certification is a fun way to improve your performance and upskill, and get your CPD or CLE credits*.

It’s all online, on-demand, and on your watch. No need to attend the same old networking events with stale scones, bitter coffee, and cheap wine just to check the box of getting your education in.

*We're here to support your learning and streamline your ways of working. However, we can't guarantee that our certifications meet the CPD or CLE requirements in your jurisdiction. Please make your own assessment based on your unique requirements.

Add my badges and certificate to my LinkedIn profile!

Congratulations! Now that you're Connected Legal Certified, we encourage you to share your knowledge with the world.

You can proudly display your badges on your LinkedIn profile, which we will email to you upon course completion. You can also provide course feedback here or share your learnings on your favorite social networking site (be sure to tag us!) 

How do I sign up?

Signing up for the Connected Legal Certification is quick and easy! Simply click here and you’ll arrive at the LawVu In-house Legal Academy. Sign-up is painless and will take less than two minutes to complete. Did we mention it’s completely free?

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