Thomas Lalla, the General Counsel of Pernod Ricard USA, makes a good suggestion about professional education. Writing in InsideCounsel, April 2012 at 10, Lalla urges law departments to “incorporate in-house training conducted by members of your legal team.” By this I presume he means that if your attorneys give short presentations on substantive legal or practice topics, they will become better at presentations and they will learn their material better.
That’s not all. The material prepared might help educate clients or be posted to an intranet site. Others in the department, furthermore, will increase their knowledge and perhaps become a bit more versed should they be called upon to back up the presenting attorney.