Having a Book of Business Increases Attorney Career Satisfaction

In the 30 years that I have been speaking with lawyers in private practice, I have noticed a consistent trend: attorneys who generate their own work have more satisfying careers.  They also have better partnership prospects. I’ve also observed that building a practice is not something that happens overnight. Lawyers who are successful in marketing are doing great work for their clients; but they are consistently spending a portion of their time on high value marketing activities. So what are you doing to build your practice? If you would

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Integrity Matters-remembering my father on Valentines Day

On this Valentines Day, I’m remembering my father Bernie Seckler.  Dad died at the start of pandemic and would have been 96 today.

In the Jewish tradition, keeping alive the memory of your loved ones is very much part of the mourning process.  So today, I’m remembering how important integrity was to my father.

Zealous advocacy is an important part of the practice of law.  Persistence is an important part of recruiting.  But integrity matters for both.

So what kind of lawyer do you want to be?  Someone who fights hard for their clients but does so in an honest way?  Or someone who lawyers and judges don’t trust because you are not true to your word.

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How Coaching Can Help Attorneys Increase Career Satisfaction-Stephen Seckler on the Legal Toolkit

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

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Boston Bar Association Career Paths: Mapping Out Your Career

Stephen Seckler moderated a panel of attorneys who have practiced in biglaw, mid-sized firms, government and in-house.  Boston Bar Association Career Paths: Mapping Out Your Career – Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:00-1:30– understand your options when you work at a large law firm.  Available for free on demand for BBA members.  Read the program notes … Read more