Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan Offer Tips on “Maintaining Effective Relationships with Outside Legal Counsel”

Zausmer shareholders Mischa Boardman and Devin Sullivan recently presented on maintaining effective relationships with outside counsel at the 2019 Highway Conference and Road Show in Lansing, Michigan.

Managing outside legal counsel is a skill that needs to be developed. It is a necessary step to getting the best results from your legal counsel while effectively managing your costs. To help road agencies better understand how to manage their counsel, Mischa and Devin examined the stereotypes about lawyers, how to understand lawyers’ psyches, and how to best utilize those personality traits to benefit the client. They also highlighted the importance of clearly defined expectations, including budgets, and offered innovative ideas on how to communicate with outside counsel.

The 2019 Highway Conference and Road Show focused on how county road agencies play vital roles throughout Michigan and help maintain the infrastructure that is key to economic development, emergency response, and tourism.


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