A time for Career Reflection? [an offer to be a sounding board]

The reality of COVID-19 is hitting all of us hard. Our lives and careers are being significantly disrupted.  At a time when we most want to come together, we are being told to socially distance. While that seems like the new normal, we still have ways to connect virtually.  In this vein, I am writing to offer you the chance to reflect on what you really want from your career.  If you have more down time right now or if the coronavirus is just causing you to rethink your priorities, The Juris Doctor is In.

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7 Career Management Tips-Special COVID Edition of the C2C Podcast

My tips for managing your career during the COVID-19 crisis.  A special edition of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. Click here or listen wherever you get your podcasts.  If you are feeling isolated or if you just want a sounding board, I also invite you to set up a time for an informal consult by Zoom.  I’m always happy to speak to lawyers about their marketing or their efforts to build a practice.

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Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women have made significant gains in the legal profession. But even in 2020, women are woefully underrepresented in the partnership ranks of major law firms.  In the coming months, I will be interviewing women who have broken through the glass ceiling and have been elevated to partnership.

In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel podcast, I am joined by Hether Cahill, a partner at the Boston law firm Burns and Levinson. 

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From Biglaw to Boutique Law-How to Downsize Your Career and Increase your Career Satisfaction

Josh Rissmiller, is now a partner at a corporate boutique in Boston.  But he started his legal career at one of the top firms in New York and lateraled to an international firm in Boston.  What was it like to leave a large firm, what did he gain by starting out as an associate at a big New York firm and how is his life different (and better) at a boutique.

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Thirty Years of Biglaw Wisdom from a Biglaw Expat

Anyone who has ever met John Hession knows that he is not your typical attorney.  He is someone who really tries to connect with everyone whether they are partners, associates, support staff or clients.  John is also someone who has tremendous wisdom about what it takes to succeed in a big law firm.

I’ve known John for over 25 years and recently sat down with him over breakfast to catch up.  We talked about practicing at a big firm and his transition into more of a professional

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From Litigation to Public Service to Government Affairs with Former U.S. Senator Mo Cowan

In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel podcast, I welcome former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan.  Mo currently serves as President, Global Government Affairs and Policy for General Electric.  In my interview, he talks about his journey from the practice of law to public service and into government affairs. 

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Creating a Mission Driven Law Practice

Jonathan KlavensAfter a brief summer hiatus, Counsel to Counsel is back!  In my latest episode, I speak with Jon Klavens of Klavens Law Group about how he has built a mission driven law practice.  Jon is a fellow alum of Northeastern University School of Law.  Like many NUSL students, Jon came to the school with a strong interest in the public interest. After a prestigious clerkship and a long stint at the Boston firm Goodwin Procter, Jon decided he wanted to have more impact on the world.  He didn’t want to work for a non-profit so he found a way to serve the public good by representing companies involved in clean energy, clean technology, resource recovery, sustainable agriculture and food ventures, and social enterprise.  You can hear the episode wherever you get your podcasts.  Stay tuned for many other interesting interviews throughout the Fall.

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