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Committee on Diversity and Leadership Development
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The Art of Planning/Running a Successful Meeting (And Enhancing Client Negotiations)
Lawyers often are responsible for the successful organization and conduct of meetings, whether with clients, opposing counsel, or organizations. A study found that over 10 million business meetings take place in the United States each day. The study also found that most professionals believe that over 50 percent of meeting time is wasted, costing individuals and businesses--including legal employers--valuable time and money.
This presentation includes techniques for organizing an effective meeting, understanding and using procedural rules, and managing an effective negotiation or discussion to achieve the goals of the client, attorney or group. This presentation also will include specific information on how to conduct successful meetings through proper planning and control, and to apply these techniques to conducting successful legal interactions, with an emphasis on multi-party contract negotiations. Further, the presentation will address the use of technology to make long distance meetings – whether with clients, counsel or committee members – more effective. The skills acquired through volunteer committee participation enhance attorney skills for representing clients.
A. Thomas Levin, Past NYSBA President and Member/Shareholder, Meyer Suozzi English & Klein PC
Lillian M. Moy, Chair,
NYSBA Committee on Minorities in the Profession and Executive Director,
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Miriam M. Netter, Member, NYSBA Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee and Immediate Past Chair, NYSBA Special Committee on Committees
Kenneth G. Standard,
Past NYSBA President and Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.