Programs

The Business Counselor Institute has prepared and presented a wide range of programs on West Legal Ed Center which can be accessed by clicking on “Content Partners–WLEC and Business Counselor Institute” including several videos prepared for the Beyond the Bar training initiative and the following webinars (available on demand):

Planning and Launching New Businesses

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Business Plans (11.2015)
  • Leadership (06.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Launching a New Business
  • Business Plans
  • Founders’ Relationships and Agreements

Formation and Operation of Business Entities

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws (07.2015)
  • Admission of Non-Corporate Owners (03.2015)
  • Business Owner Termination (12.2014)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Selecting Form of Business Entity
  • Pre-Incorporation Agreements
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Organizational Meetings and Actions
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Shareholders’ Agreements

Governance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Governance Counseling (04.2016)
  • Counseling Corporate Officers (08.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Governance Counseling
  • Counseling the Board of Directors
  • Counseling Board Committees
  • Working with the Executive Team

Compliance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Compliance Programs (04.2016)
  • Compliance Audits (09.2015)
  • Risk Assessments (10.2015)
  • Contract Management (01.2016)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Compliance Programs
  • Compliance Audits
  • Risk Assessments
  • Records Retention Programs
  • Contract Management

Finance

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Counseling the Finance Function (05.2016)
  • Equity Financing (05.2016)
  • Debt Financing (05.2106)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Counseling the Finance Function
  • Offering Documents and Procedures
  • Equity Financing
  • Debt Financing
  • Venture Capital Financing
  • Commercial Debt Financing

Human Resources and Employment

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Employee Handbooks and Policies (06.2016)
  • Counseling the Human Resources Function (09.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Counseling the Human Resources Function
  • Agreements and Procedures for New Employees
  • Employee Handbooks and Policies
  • Independent Contractors
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employee Confidentiality and Innovations Agreements
  • Employee Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Discipline and Termination
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Privacy and Safety
  • FLSA/Wage and Hour Rules

Product Development and Commercialization

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Supply Chain Management (11.2014)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Product Development
  • Counseling the Research and Development Function
  • Counseling the Purchasing Function
  • Counseling the Manufacturing Function
  • Counseling the Sales and Distribution Function

Technology Management and Transactions

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Technology Management (12.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Technology Management
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Trade Secret Protection Programs

Globalization

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • International Joint Ventures (03.2016)
  • Evaluating Foreign Markets (08.16)
  • Globalization (11.16)
  • International Business Plans (11.16)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (12.16)
  • Foreign Branches and Subsidiaries (12.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Globalization

Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Joint Ventures (05.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Going and Being Public

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Public Offering Work for Small Law Firms (04.2015)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Going and Being Public

Acquisitions and Divestitures

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Negotiating a Letter of Intent for an Acquisition
  • Conducting a Due Diligence Investigation
  • Closing Procedures

Business Restructuring and Termination

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Workouts and Business Bankruptcies
  • Counseling Companies in Crisis

Law Firm and Department Management

Business Counselor Institute on West Legal Ed Center

  • Conflicts of Interest (01.2015)
  • Fees and Fee Arrangements (02.2015)
  • Law Firm Management (04.2016)
  • Law Firm Training and Professional Development (09.16)

Beyond the Bar Training Programs

  • Becoming a Business Counselor
  • Business Development Presentations
  • Establishing and Maintaining the Attorney-Client Relationship