The Texas General Counsel Forum in the summer of 2007 had a total membership of 425 general and managing counsel. According to an interview of its CEO, Lee Emery, in Met. Corp. Counsel, Vol. 15, Sept. 2007, at 65, members “meet across the state for peer-to-peer sharing of best practices, networking, leadership training and education in best management practices.” Many other groups exist for management-level lawyers in-house (See my posts of May 24, 2005 on the GC 100; June 6, 2006 on ECLA and IHLA; Feb. 2, 2005 for a general review.).
The Forum also arranges a six-day leadership and management institute designed by its leadership in cooperation with SMU’s Cox School of Business (See my post of April 12, 2006 for similar programs for in-house counsel.).