Advogado corporativo: competências necessárias para os desafios da gestão jurídica nas empresas gaúchas
Sangalli, Juliano Nicola
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DescriptionWith the amount of rules that affect business activity, companies are increasing the internal legal services in their business and structuring internal departments to deal with legal matters. They are professionals with specific knowledge for the organization, but once in the business environment, they need to manage budgets, people, assign tasks, measure performance, set and meet goals and even with all that, provide legal advice to the company; mapping and acting on relevant contingencies aligned with strategic objectives for the organization. They are faced with the need to develop knowledge on skills of management. This study aims to address the competences that the corporate counsel needs for the challenges of day to day management in business enterprises in the “Gaucho” companies and how is the development of knowledge competencies as references in business. The overall goal of the research was to investigate the topic of management competences of legal professionals’ life, management throughout the trajectory of their life, education and corporate law profession. They serve in the function of management of their legal department in medium and large “Gaucho” companies to produce a reference of knowledge of this management and how the university can be part of the development of this reference competences. In this search, the study proposes to explore, briefly, the formation of these corporate managers in the main private universities in “Rio Grande do Sul” and verify if there is any movement in law schools for the development of management competences. After a brief study in the education of a corporate lawyer, it was tried to understand through interview with legal managers what is the role of the corporate counsel in the business environment, identify if and which gaps of management these managers are faced with throughout his professional trajectory. Designing how is the connected between the trajectory through life, education, and profession in the development of knowledge references of competences in legal management and how these are acquired through the theory of knowledge in the environment as operational, cognitive experience and how the acquisition of this knowledge in the trajectory of life, education, and profession. To aim for these general and specific objectives a revision was done in the literature of competences enhancing this construction of theory from three reference points: the individual, the delivery and action. The principal results of the research indicates that the students in the law faculty are more demanding in relation to the preparation for the market, there is no development of knowledge references in legal management in the curriculum and there is a need for the discipline in “applied administration in law” to develop the student in a predisposition for management in legal services, principally, to act in business. At the end, the role is presented to the legal management in business, a profile knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will serve as references in competences to qualify legal managers and in the development of their careers.