Gulf Lawyers Examine the Role of In-House Counsel

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February 2013

In October 2012, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) collaborated with its Gulf Continuing Legal Education Consortium partners to conduct workshops on the role of in-house counsel. Members of the consortium, a cooperative effort that gathers regional and international law firms to offer continuing legal education and other resources to legal professionals in the Gulf, hosted the events. The seminars attracted an audience of new and experienced law firm and in-house counsel attorneys, with the Kuwait Bar Association hosting the Kuwait session while the law firms of Patton Boggs and Baker & McKenzie hosted the events in Qatar and Bahrain, respectively.

Led by ABA ROLI Legal Specialist Irving Kagan, the sessions covered in-house counsel legal services, ethical considerations for in-house lawyers, confidential communications, retaining and managing outside counsel, government audits and inquiries, and general management of in-house counsel for law firm attorneys.

ABA ROLI’s work in the Gulf region is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative.

To learn more about the ABA Rule of Law Initiative’s work in the Gulf, contact us at rol@americanbar.org

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