On the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, we talk a lot about relationship building. Doing great work should always be your number one priority as a lawyer. But successful careers are not built on merit alone. The people in your network are critical. Whether you are thinking about an in-house move or growing your law practice, relationships matter….a lot. In my latest episode of the C2C Podcast, I speak with Ben Sigel, someone who is a master at relationship building. Ben has been a litigator at several mid-sized and large firms, Director of Client and Community Relations for Mintz Levin, a Candidate for the United States Congress in my district, and President of the New England Chapter of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He is someone who actively works to build communities and a natural connector. He is also someone with deep roots in both the LatinX and
The practice of law continues to evolve and law firm technology continues to improve. As a result, the world needs more professionals who can help attorneys to incorporate good law practice management tools. In the latest episode of Counsel to Counsel, I interview Heidi Alexander, Deputy Director of Lawyers Concerned For Lawyers about how she turned
After 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.
For many lawyers, travel is something to do for a business trip or on vacation. But for Robert Finkel, travel was a way for his family to live abroad and experience a new culture. For two years, Bob lived in Israel with his wife and three children while continuing to work for his law firm in Boston. In my latest podcast, Bob tells his story and discusses how he leveraged his expertise in tax to make this adventure become a reality.
Looks like a good place to find inspiration for making change in your own legal career. Here is a description in an e-mail I received about the launch: Over the course of the next three months, we’ll be profiling 50 of the profession’s leading innovators at https://www.legalrebels.com . The first seven profiles, along with videos … Read more
Answer: You can’t. At least according to the Brazen Careerist. This does not mean that you will never earn as much as you earned as a lawyer; but don’t expect to immediately replace a high six figure salary with another six figure salary (i.e. if you decide that something besides law is your calling.)
Lawyers who are thinking of switching to a management role at a firm have some advantages over non-lawyers. Presumably, they understand how lawyers think, how work gets done and how to best serve clients. But management requires a set of skills that is very different than the skills required to be a good lawyer. For … Read more
Are you eager to give up your high paying law firm job for the chance to earn a salary that is based 100% on commissions? Would you like the chance to have your income depend on highly irrational decision making over which you have very limited control? If so, then a career in legal recruiting … Read more
Do you believe in an afterlife? Are you wondering if lawyers can do anything but practice law after spending 5 years as an associate? Well stop wondering. Evidence of a legal afterlife is all around you. Many law school faculty and administrators once practiced law. Many legal recruiters like myself were once practitioners (while I … Read more