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[Coalition Advisory Committee Initiative]

If you are a law firm partner or the equivalent or a senior level in-house attorney (assistant general counsel/senior vice president or the equivalent), the Advisory Committee of the Coalition would like to invite you to take part in an exciting new program!  The program is intended to address the formation of closer personal relationships amongst members of the Coalition for purposes of business development, employment opportunities and other ways that Coalition members may be able to help one another.


The program will be as follows:

  • We will place all participants in groups of approximately five to seven members, each as diverse as possible in terms of practice areas, firm sizes and in-house v. law firm.  Each group will have an Advisory Committee member as its leader. 
  • Groups must meet three times within a six month period and will be assigned specific discussion topics to cover at their meetings.  Examples include current needs of each group member (such as help with a client pitch, an issue the attorney is facing at work with respect to which she could use input), current matters on the attorney's desk, new developments in the attorney's practice area and how each attorney distinguishes herself in the marketplace.
  • At the end of the sixth month period, a meeting of all interested participants will be held to share experiences, critique the program so as to improve its functionality and efficacy and decide whether to continue the program for an additional sixth month period, with new groups formed.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the electronic questionnaire applicable to you (there is a separate questionnaire for each of law firm and in-house lawyers) attached to this email.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be shared with the other members of your group.  Participants in this initiative also will have the opportunity to complete a bio/expertise survey, which we will aggregate and distribute in hard copy at the annual Leadership Forum, and in electronic format for display on the Coalition's website.  Our goal is continuing to promote participants' expertise and enhance business development opportunities among members and others accessing the Coalition website.


We look forward to your response and hope you choose to be a part of this program!


Leslee M. Cohen & Lynn Grayson

Advisory Committee Co-Chairs


Law Firm Survey


In-House Survey 


  We kindly ask for your reply by April 30, 2015