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Lateral partner movement is alive and well in the practice of law.  While partners and practice groups were changing firms with increasing frequency in the past decade, the pandemic has not really slowed down the process. There are many reasons why law firm partners seek out greener pastures. In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, my guest Susan Mendelsohn, talks about some of those reasons.  But what makes a lateral move…
Jonathan Moll is my latest guest in the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. Jonathan spent over twenty years in private practice before becoming the first General Counsel at Babson College.  Babson had been Jonathan’s client almost from the day he started practicing law.  Jonathan talks about how he developed a specialty in representing education clients and a particular niche in crisis management.  Available here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Jonathan Moll is my latest guest in the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. Jonathan spent over twenty years in private practice before becoming the first General Counsel at Babson College.  Babson had been Jonathan’s client almost from the day he started practicing law.  Jonathan talks about how he developed a specialty in representing education clients and a particular niche in crisis management.  Available here or wherever you get your podcasts.
These are challenging times for all of us but there are still great ways to advance your career as a lawyer, even in a time of social distancing. You have to be proactive, take care of yourself, be realistic and accept that it is harder now to juggle work and family, etc. These and other great tips from my co-presenters on a podcast sponsored by the American Health Law Association .Click here to listen…
While I usually sit in the interviewer seat during podcasts, I was very pleased to be a guest on Steve Fretzin’s podcast, Be That Lawyer.  Steve and I discus: *The importance of relationship building in selling professional services *The challenges and issues that lawyers face in making career transitions or in growing a law practice, and, *The Next Stage, my new coaching program for senior lawyers who are thinking about What Comes…
I was recently invited back as a guest on The Legal Toolkit, a podcast produced by the Legal Talk Network.  Jared Correia, the host, was one of the pioneers in legal podcasting and a great inspiration for me to launch the Counsel to Counsel Podcast.  Jared and I talk about how coaching can help attorneys achieve great marketing success and career satisfaction.  We also discuss my latest venture, The Next Stage,…
The legal job market was strong until the start of 2020.  And then came COVID.  If you are currently a junior associate at a law firm, chances are that your first job search was more reactive than proactive.  There were lots of options.  Law firms came on campus for OCI and you ended up working as a summer associate (and eventually received an offer of permanent employment).  Or maybe you responded to a posting from…
Since March, most of us have been getting a crash course in how to use Zoom (or other virtual platforms). In some ways, Zoom is really just another phone call and most lawyers are very accustomed to speaking on conference calls. But Zoom has its own nuances and as many of us are learning, there are pluses and minuses of being able to connect visually from a distance. In the latest episode of the Counsel…
Earlier this year, I participated in a speed networking exercise through my business networking group ProVisors. The mantra at ProVisors is Know Like Trust Refer.  This exercise was one of the many ways we have invested time in ProVisors meetings in trying to learn more about each other so we can get to know each other on a professional and personal level. The goal, of course, is to get to know each other in…
Many of us are spending hours a day on Zoom.  While Zoom has been a great tool at a time when we can’t meet in person, most of us are experiencing at least some level of Zoom fatigue. There are many reasons for this and a lot has been written on the subject (e.g. while Zoom is a visual medium, it is much harder to read body language on a screen; looking at a screen…