BTI Consulting’s research shows that “willingness to help” is highly valued by buyers of legal services. I, and my colleagues, highly value being called upon by inside counsel to do so. An upcoming WMACCA event is an example of how not just Womble Carlyle lawyers, but the firm’s professional staff, are helping WMACCA members who are in-house counsel to develop and stage a career development program. In particular, our nonlawyer Leadership and Executive Development Officer Vandana Allman, an authority in leadership development, is organizing the content of the program described below, and other members of the professional staff are teaming with WMACCA program leaders on the logistics. If you’re an in-house counsel in the DC area, please consider joining us for this collaboration: “Career GPS for In-House Counsel” with members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA). The luncheon takes place from noon-2 p.m. on Feb. 29th at the Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, Virginia and features two DC-area general Counsel, Steve O’Brien from The Gallup Organization and Ellen Koplow from TD Ameritrade. “Career GPS For In-House Counsel” will provide a guidance system for in-house counsel who want to design and implement professional-growth routes that will help them reach their destination as quickly and efficiently as possible.