In The House was founded on the following bedrock principles, derived from our leadership teams' decades of experience as general counsel and law firm partners:
1. General Counsel and the in-house counsel who work with them are the most important players in the legal profession — for the simple yet important reason that they are the closest to the corporate clients. As such, they are best positioned to articulate the legal needs of companies and define how outside counsel and other law department vendors should package, price and deliver products and services.
2. GCs and in-house counsel are among the most important players in the overall business world — because they are among the most trusted advisors to CEOs and other C-suite executives — and uniquely among senior managers they bring independent legal judgment to the most important issues companies face and thus play an essential role in helping companies navigate complex legal and regulatory seas.
3. Despite this vast importance, GCs and other in-house counsel have been seriously underserved in core professional needs such as networking with peers, establishing recognition as legal thought leaders and being educated regarding how to advance and succeed over the long term of their in-house careers.
"To Empower In-House Attorneys to Succeed by Building a World Class Thought Leadership Platform and Driving Beneficial Innovation and Change in the Legal Profession"
We in-house counsel cannot take this journey of empowerment on our own. We need partners and allies. We are looking for law firm and legal technology leaders who, like us, are seeking beneficial change in our beloved profession.
To help guide our profession into a better future, we are calling upon all legal industry stakeholders who embrace our vision of in-house leadership to work with us to build a more innovative, client-focused and technology-enabled legal services industry.
If you agree with our vision — whether you are an in-house lawyer, a law firm lawyer, a vendor to legal departments or another stakeholder in the legal services industry — why not join our movement today?