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Do you want to attend November’s In-House Legal National Conference in Adelaide but unsure of how to convince your manager? We would love to see you there as well, so we have outlined five ways to approach the topic.

1) Familiarise yourself with the In-House Legal Conference program and it’s speakers so you can talk to your manager about the sessions which best align with your department / organisation’s objectives. Either

a) Come to your meeting with a sample program of which sessions you would like to attend, what you expect to get from the session and what actionable outcomes you may be able to bring back into the workplace.

b) Send an email to your manager officially requesting to attend the In-House Legal Conference. State why you would like to attend, articulating the benefits for you and the business and call to action items you could bring back into the organisation after attending the conference.

2) Know the true costs. Include all the necessary financial breakdowns, e.g. conference registration, flight costs, accommodation, taxi etc so you are clear about the costs to the business before you discuss your request.

3) Networking: While the conference programming is undeniably important, In-House Legal goes one step further providing time to create connections with other in-house lawyers and legal service providers. The conference offers optional descriptions on your name badge so people can clearly see the type of legal team you work in, industry and even whether you’re a coffee addict to help attendees facilitate conversations and make deeper connections.

4) Be enthusiastic. Passion is contagious so go to your meeting with your manager confidently, and with enthusiasm and energy.

5) Grab a discount! Early bird prices are around until the end of September. You can save over $100 of the cost of your ticket or if you have three of more people attending from the same company you are entitled to a group discount which gives you more than $400 off each individual ticket!

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