Here’s a round-up of the latest legal IT relasted events on the horizon, featuring coaching in London, LexThink in Chicago and a round-Britain SearchFlow roadshow…

Bringing the power of performance coaching to law firm teams – London – 19 March

Coaching tools help you tackle poor performance, reduce conflict, improve communication, aid in leadership development, motivate teams, increase employee engagement – thereby improving productivity.  We are offering a free Performance Coaching for Law Firms breakfast workshop on Wednesday 19 March, 8.30am-10.30am in Smithfield Market, London.

Who will benefit:

• law firm leaders, partners and managers who want to develop a coaching style of leadership

• team leaders and supervisors who want to improve their team’s productivity and performance

• line managers who want a structured and effective approach to one-to-one meetings

What you will you gain:

• tools and methodologies to use immediately to improve performance and productivity

• an overview and demonstration of coaching principles based on the GROW model

• an opportunity to explore the benefits of DISC personality profiling.

Join us from 8.30am for tea, coffee, pastries and bacon rolls, to register and network with your law firm peers. The workshop starts promptly at 9am and will finish by 10.30am. Simply click here to book your space on our FREE workshop or contact me at srb@sherrybevan.co.uk. The event takes place in a modern venue above the historic Grade II listed Smithfield Market, just minutes from Farringdon, Barbican and St Paul’s tube and City Thameslink rail stations.

LexThink.1 – Chicago – 16 March

The fifth edition of LexThink.1 is an interactive event that allows presenters (chosen via crowd-sourcing by the legal community) six minutes to speak with 20 slides automatically forwarding every 18 seconds. The 2014 theme for LexThink.1 is The End of Irrelevance.  All submissions and selected talks must address ways to overcome the challenges the legal profession is currently facing. LexThink.1 (formerly Ignite Law) named to reflect the way lawyers bill, in 1/10 hour increments, will again take place the eve of ABA TECHSHOW, March 26th, at the Chicago Hilton starting at 7:00pm.

As in past years, LexThink.1 speakers will be chosen by public online voting, and share their most creative and fresh ideas focused on this year’s ‘The End of Irrelevance’ theme. With the legal profession making headlines for seemingly all the wrong reasons, the LexThink.1 program is set to provide sparks of inspiration … What are we doing right? Where do we excel? What’s the big next thing? How do we up our game?  How will help legal professionals thrive in the next decade?

Anyone interested in speaking at LexThink.1 can submit their ideas and topics for consideration. Online voting has now February opened at PointOneLaw.com

“LexThink has always been about legal innovation and changing the practice of law in ways to benefit lawyers and their clients. The End of Irrelevance theme hits home for all legal professionals and as such will hopefully get more of the creative and innovative juices flowing we’ve seen from presenters over the last four years,” stated Matthew Homann, LexThink founder. “The format of sharing clever and innovative ideas in short twenty-slide presentations is very engaging and bound to keep audience members engaged and alert. LexThink.1 2014 will feature 10 legal thought leaders sharing their vision modeled after the six-minute presentation format. We look forward to seeing what topics are offered this year.”

According to JoAnna Forshee, LexThink.1 co-producer and InsideLegal CEO, LexThink.1’s unique presentation format, high caliber of speakers and content as well as overwhelming audience interest, have put the event in a ‘unique’ legal event category. “2014 marks the 5th edition of LexThink.1 and our rally cry is to help celebrate the relevance and necessity of the legal profession and conjure up all the themes we have highlighted in events past … legal technology, client service, innovation and legal market disruption. With the legal profession making headlines for seemingly all the wrong reasons, we are confident LexThink.1 will provide sparks of inspiration.”

LexThink.1 2014 will tweak its previous format to enable more interaction during the event. In a LexThink.1 first, selected speakers will host post-talk roundtable discussions onsite with attendees. “For about an hour after the last of our talks, speakers and all LexThink.1 attendees can further discuss talk topics and anything related to our End of Irrelevance theme,” added Homann. The 2014 event will engage industry bloggers, commentators and leverage vibrant social media channels to not only create buzz but extend the conversation, beyond a 6 minute video clip.

Staying true to the spirit of past events, LexThink.1 2014 will be open to the public, on a first come first serve basis and complimentary tickets to the event can be ordered via the website leading up to the event. Anyone interested in event sponsorships, should contact Matt at matt@lexthink.com or JoAnna Forshee at jf@InsideLegal.com.

SearchFlow Roadshow – England & Wales – 18 March to 22 May

SearchFlow has released the latest set of dates for its free CPD seminar programme. The seminars will provide updates on anti-money laundering, environmental risks, energy installations & infrastructure, flood risks and planning as well as tips on compliance and risk management. All attendees will receive 3 CPD points. Delegates are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment by registering online at www.searchflowcpd.com or contacting SearchFlow on 0870 423 2942 or cpd@searchflow.co.uk.

The dates and locations are:
Croydon
18th March 2014
Holiday Inn Express Croydon, 1 Priddy’s Yard, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1TS
Time: 8.30-12.00

Shrewsbury
19th March 2014
Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge, Forgegate, Telford Town Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4NA
Time: 8.30-12.00

Cardiff
20th March 2014
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1XD
Time: 8.30-12.00

Chester
25th March 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3PD
Time: 8.30-12.00

Manchester
26th March 2014
Mere Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0RW
Time: 8.30-12.00

Newcastle
1st April 2014
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, NE8 2AR
Time: 8.30-12.00

Leeds
2nd April 2014
Village Hotel Leeds South, Capitol Boulevard West, Tingley, Leeds, LS27 0TS
Time: 8.30-12.00

Bristol
3rd April 2014
Holiday Inn Bristol City Centre, Bond Street, Bristol, BS1 3LE
Time: 8.30-12.00

Bromley
22nd April 2014
The Best Western Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR1 4JD
Time: 8.30-12.00

Durham
23rd April 2014
Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN
Time: 8.30-12.00

Hull
24th April 2014
Holiday Inn Hull Marina, Castle Street, Hull, HU1 2BX
Time: 8.30-12.00

Brighton
29th April 2014
Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FU
Time: 8.30-12.00

Bournemouth
30th April 2014
The Queens Hotel, Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DL
Time: 8.30-12.00

Harrow
1st May 2014
The Harrow Hotel, 12-22 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ
Time: 8.30-12.00

Norwich
6th May 2014
Marriott Sprowston Manor Hotel, Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8RP
Time: 8.30-12.00

Maidstone
7th May 2014
Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone, ME14 5AA
Time: 8.30-12.00

London
8th May 2014
The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE
Time: 12.30-16.00

Enfield
13th May 2014
The Royal Chace Hotel, 162 The Ridgeway, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 8AR
Time: 8.30-12.00

St Albans
14th May 2014
Thistle St Albans City Centre, The Noke, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3DS
Time: 8.30-12.00

London
21st May 2014
Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5BX
Time: 12.30-16.00

Birmingham
22nd May 2014
Best Western Plus Manor Hotel Meriden, Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, West Midlands, CV7 7NH
Time: 8.30-12.00