• Published On: May 14, 2022By Categories: attorney career satisfaction, work life balance

    I'm on day 3 of a mild case of COVID.  For a few days, I felt achy, spiked a fever, and had a dry cough.  But it was nothing life threatening. I had already had [...]

  • Published On: May 10, 2022By Categories: attorney career satisfaction, legal marketing

    Lawyers who generate their own work are happier lawyers, at least in private practice.  That is my observation over the last 30 years of coaching lawyers are their careers. But how can new lawyers begin [...]

  • Lauren Rikleen knew from a very early age that she was destined to become a lawyer. She was the one in her family who was always questioning. And, she was the one who was always [...]

  • For me, getting involved in the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association has been one of the nice things to come out of COVID. As I've written in the past, the passing of [...]

  • Rachael Rollins may be the first black woman to serve as U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, but she wasn’t the first woman or the first woman of color to serve in that role. That distinction belongs [...]

  • Published On: September 27, 2021By Categories: attorney career satisfaction, attorney coaching

    I was very pleased to be a guest on Ron Bockstahler’s 1958 Lawyer Podcast. If you are wondering what coaching is and how it can help you achieve greater marketing success or career satisfaction, then [...]

  • Published On: September 21, 2021By Categories: attorney career satisfaction, senior lawyers

    If law firms want to implement succession plans, they need the buy-in of the senior lawyers who are handing over client relationships and the reins of leadership. In order to give their buy-in, senior lawyers [...]

  • Published On: April 6, 2021By Categories: attorney career satisfaction, attorney coaching

    Wondering what coaching really is?  In two recent episodes of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, Beth Masterman (who’s name is very fitting), coaches Steve, a 9th year associate at an AmLaw100 firm. Steve (who is [...]

  • With aging baby boomer in their senior ranks, 100s of law firms  throughout the country are facing succession planning issues.  How can the firm make a successful transition and ensure the long-term viability of their [...]

  • Paul Morton has a lot to say about the term “non-billable hours”.  Paul is the COO of the law firm Burns and Levinson in Boston.  He has been a figure in law firm administration for [...]

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