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The lawyer of the future: Building a high performance legal team

Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm - Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

legal services


For a long time, simply “knowing the law” was the sole requirement for legal professionals to deliver legal services. That time has gone. The future legal professional must expand their horizons by learning other skills. These skills can be divided into three basic skill sets: people – processes – technology.

About the course

The legal services market is going through a period of significant change. This change is being driven by 1) technology, 2) on-going pressures on legal budgets, 3) the ever-expanding role of the General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer, and 4) demands from business for the legal function to better align with and deliver tangible value.

This course will help navigate these changes.

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Heads of legal: to build high performing legal teams
  • Law firms: to better understand their corporate clients so that they can add more value in a changing, highly competitive environment
  • Legal practitioners: to learn about the skills needed to become future ready

Course outline

Having completed the course participants should be equipped to:

  1. Understand why the partnership of people, process and technology – with “people” as the leading part of the equation – is key to developing a high performing team
  2. Understand why it is important to map processes so that they can be improved to reduce waste (e.g. waiting, over-lawyering, defects, etc.) and add value
  3. Be better able to empower legal teams and align them with the business: Integrated teams have extraordinary capacity to leverage individual strengths, leading to coordinated action (collaboration) for the benefit of the customer
  4. Understand how law technology can be deployed to support your people and processes
  5. Appreciate that improvement is continuous, because change in the business environment is constant and rapid – processes must adapt, as well as the technology that supports those processes.

Course fee

R2 750 per delegate. Includes: parking, teas, lunches, course material.

Registration and enquiries 

Please contact [email protected], UCT Faculty of Law:

Download the course brochure for more information.

Download and complete the registration form.


Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm
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