• Published On: June 2, 2023By Categories: career success in the law, leadership, legal careers

    My wife and I watched the final episode of Ted Lasso last night and it was a great one! While I’m sad 😢to say goodbye to the wonderful characters in the show, I think a three [...]

  • Change is hard 🧱 . A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a client about the frustration 🤦🏻‍♂️ he was having with an administrator in his firm. It was quickly apparent that this administrator [...]

  • In the late 1980s, the patent of the "Harvard mouse" opened the door to the patenting of animals both here and in Europe. Paul Clark was the patent lawyer who prosecuted the patent application on [...]

  • I lost both of my parents to COVID at the start of the pandemic. While it was very sad to lose my father and mother in the same week, it wasn’t tragic. They were 95 and [...]

  • I hired my first business coach over twenty years ago.  At that time, I was just beginning to understand the power of coaching in a business context. I have always appreciated how a coach can [...]

  • Published On: July 14, 2021By Categories: legal careers, legal job search

    Thinking about going in-house?  Listen to my interview with David Sclar on the Counsel to Counsel podcast (wherever you get your podcasts or click here). David shares some great insights on what it was like [...]

  • If you are an attorney, what does it mean to be a professional?  What is the borderline between zealous advocacy and uncivil and obstructionist behavior?  My guest in this episode, Don Frederico, has a lot [...]

  • The legal job market was strong until the start of 2020.  And then came COVID.  If you are currently a junior associate at a law firm, chances are that your first job search was more [...]

  • Published On: June 23, 2020By Categories: legal careers, trends in the legal profession

    In the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, I speak with Professor Jessica Silbey of Northeastern University School of Law.  Professor Silbey discusses how digital media have given rise to changes in IP [...]

  • Published On: June 10, 2020By Categories: legal careers, pro bono work

    The need for pro bono legal services for the poor has never been greater. Prior to the pandemic, legal services agencies were only able to meet a portion of the need. For example, due to [...]