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Under increased pressure to get better value for money, in-house counsel need to know how to assess, select and manage external counsel. When should you invite proposals? What should the Request for Proposal include? What should you be looking for in written proposals and presentations? Although this session is primarily designed for in-house counsel, astute private practitioners may want to tune in as well.

Specific topics will include:

  • Prep work required before contacting counsel
  • Developing relevant criteria for assessing candidates
  • What to look for when setting time, scope, cost and quality parameters
  • How to monitor and hold counsel accountable
  • How to assess advice provided
  • Capturing lessons learned

You’ll walk away with tools, documents/checklists that will allow you to implement these practices in your organization.

There will be an opportunity for a “live” online Q&A with faculty.


  • Melissa LaFlair, PMP, LLB, Ivey HBA
    LaFlair Legal and Project Management Services

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded

June 29, 2015

Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$175 plus HST

$375 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers
  • Law firms quoting fees to companies
  • Clients or setting legal budgets
  • In-House
  • Law firms managing matters/departments/teams

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