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For the last 10 months, most interviewing has gone on-line.  Zoom interviews are the norm right now and new hires are even being on-boarded virtually.  While the world will eventually shift back to in-person interviews, Zoom, WebEx and other virtual platforms are likely to continue to play a significant role in the hiring process.  The convenience of bringing together parties who are in different locations and have different schedules, it high.  As we enter 2021,…
For the last 10 months, most interviewing has gone on-line.  Zoom interviews are the norm right now and new hires are even being on-boarded virtually.  While the world will eventually shift back to in-person interviews, Zoom, WebEx and other virtual platforms are likely to continue to play a significant role in the hiring process.  The convenience of bringing together parties who are in different locations and have different schedules, it high.  As we enter 2021,…
I was recently a guest on Alay Yanjnik’s Lawyer Business Advantage Podcast.  Like me, Alay is an experienced attorney coach and an active member of the ProVisors business network.  We spoke about business development for lawyers, the importance of developing a niche, some of the career related coaching that I do and a number of other related topics.  Click here to listen in or find it on apple podcasts.
What makes a legal career satisfying? Representing the most sophisticated clients?  Making a great living? Getting the brass ring at a large law firm? Or is it giving back?  If you ask Rich Johnston, Chief Legal Counsel for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, it’s the latter.  Rich spent almost four decades as a partner at WilmerHale (originally Hale and Dorr).  While he did get to work on great cases as a commercial litigator, it…
Thinking about new ways to leverage your legal expertise in 2021?  Join us for a webinar on December 16th,  Creating Board Options for Lawyers. If you are a senior lawyer, you might be intrigued by the idea of serving on a non-profit or for-profit board of directors. Board membership offers a high-impact way to leverage your expertise and skills. In the case of a non-profit board, it is a way to give back and find…
Bill Gavotch, General Counsel of Primark US, has also worked in-house at Staples and for three major firms in Boston.  In the latest interview on the Counsel to Counsel, Bill talks about how he has had to adapt to change throughout his career, what it was like to leave private practice, and how civic engagement has greatly enhanced his professional and personal life. Listen here or find the Counsel to Counsel Podcast wherever you get…
On this day after Joe Biden was named President-Elect, I was thinking what I could post on LinkedIn. Facebook is where I go to voice strong political opinions. My comments on LinkedIn are more measured. So I looked back into the archives of my blog and found a post which feels more relevant than ever (Talking Politics and Religion at Your Job Interviews). I posted it while Barack Obama was still president (during…
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.