Know a great in-house counsel? Think you fit the bill? Consider checking out the First Chair Awards:
First Chair is the first organization designed to bring together a community of accomplished attorneys in private practice with their talented in-house peers in order to recognize achievement. There are several reputable organizations that acknowledge the accomplishments of attorneys in private practice. There are also corporate counsel associations that evaluate in-house counsel performance. First Chair is the only organization structured to unite these two communities through the common goals of networking and recognizing the accomplishments of the best and brightest in the legal profession.
First Chair accomplishes these objectives by hosting innovative networking events that support career development and by recognizing in-house counsel who have been nominated by esteemed members of the private practice community at an annual gala awards dinner.
The nomination rules are simple:
1. Any attorney may submit a First Chair Award nomination.
2. In-house counsel may nominate themselves.
3. Nominees must, at the time of the nomination, be serving in the capacity of in-house counsel.
Award recipients will be chosen by the Nominating Committee and will be announced during the 2011 First Chair Awards Gala to be held August 31, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
Check out the First Chair Awards today to learn more.