Lex Mundi Institute Surpasses 500-Graduate Milestone

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More than 90 Lawyers Complete 2011 Cross-Border and Management Training Programs

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“With the 2011 graduating classes, the Lex Mundi Institute passed a significant milestone in the total number of lawyers who have completed the program,” commented Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi.

With the conclusion of the recently held 2011 programs, the Lex Mundi Institute has to date graduated 540 lawyers since its inaugural program in 2004. The Lex Mundi Institute provides intensive, custom-designed one-week training programs to assist new or soon to be partners in their cross-border practices and in their management and leadership roles.

In July and August of 2011, ninety-one Lex Mundi member firm lawyers from 64 jurisdictions traveled to Monterey, California to participate in the three training programs offered through the 2011 Lex Mundi Institute. The 2011 programs included a Foundation Management Program for new partners and a Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Program and a Cross-Border Transactions Program for senior associates and junior partners. The programs were led by an international faculty, including academics, in-house counsel, well-known consultants and senior Lex Mundi member firm lawyers, providing instruction through interactive lectures, group discussion exercises and individual skills sessions.

2011 Lex Mundi Institute Programs
The Foundation Management program, held July 16 – 23, 2011, provided new partners with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful partners at their firms. The program included advanced legal writing and editing, professional values, strategic planning, leadership development, law firm finances, and business development and client relations.

The Cross-Border Dispute Resolution program, held August 16 – 22, 2011, was designed to provide senior associates and junior partners with the knowledge and skills needed to represent clients in resolving cross-border commercial disputes. Additionally, it focused at an advanced level on refining professional skills such as negotiating, developing business and nurturing client relationships, and supervising the writing of juniors. Participants also had a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from other countries.

The Cross-Border Transactions program, held August 17 – 23, 2011, was designed to prepare participants to run cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of business concepts relevant to those transactions, and to develop an array of skills that cross-border lawyers need including advanced legal writing, negotiation, communication, business development and client relations.

“With the 2011 graduating classes, the Lex Mundi Institute passed a significant milestone in the total number of lawyers who have completed the program,” commented Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi. “It is our goal that member firms will send all new partners to participate in the Lex Mundi Institute.”

About the Lex Mundi Institute
The Lex Mundi Institute (LMI), part of the Professional Development arm of Lex Mundi, provides high quality, practical programs with an emphasis on international and comparative legal skills and law firm leadership. The unique, custom-designed programs include both skills and substantive training and are led by carefully selected and experienced professionals. Because Lex Mundi member firms from jurisdictions around the globe send their most promising and accomplished new partners to the LMI, the interaction among participants is exceptional. During their week spent together, participants are able to establish lifelong friendships and a highly valuable professional network. The feedback received from participants of the LMI programs has included: “A life and career changing experience” and “The single best thing I have done in my career. I will go home a different lawyer.”

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The association has more than 160 member firms around the world, representing approximately 21,000 lawyers. Membership in Lex Mundi provides member firms with a trusted network of law firms that share similar values and a similar focus on quality through which they can access global legal resources that enable them to serve their clients better and to improve continuously all aspects of their firms. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. Through the Lex Mundi Learning Network, Lex Mundi delivers on-line training opportunities to member firm lawyers and clients. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com , http://www.lexmundiprobono.org and http://www.lexlearn.com.

Contacts:
Carl Anduri 1.925.962.0115
Kathleen Pope-Sance 1.713.328.4521

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