How Can You Build Your Law Firm Partnership Prospects?-Join Us on Clubhouse this Friday (May 7 at noon ET)

Are you a law firm associate thinking about your partnership prospects? Join a great group of career and marketing professionals (and other ambitious associates like you) for an informal discussion on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a new platform where people can gather and have conversations that mimic real life. No recordings, come or leave whenever you want, ask questions, or just listen.

I’ll be joined by coaches from around the country Alay Yajnik, Lana Manganiello, Steve Fretzin (who I met through my business networking group ProVisors), and Clubhouse guru Kristyn Brophy.  They each bring years of experience in building a legal practice and building a satisfying legal career.

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Partnership Prospects-a Clubhouse Room for Law Firm Associates (May 7 at Noon ET/11 CT/9 PT)

Are you a law firm associate thinking about your partnership prospects? Join a great group of career and marketing professionals (and other ambitious associates like you) for an informal discussion on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is a new platform where people can gather and have conversations that mimic real life. No recordings, come or leave whenever you want, ask questions, or just listen.

I’ll be joined by coaches from around the country Alay Yajnik, Lana Manganiello, Steve Fretzin (who I met through my business networking group ProVisors), and Clubhouse guru Kristyn Brophy.  They each bring years of experience in building a legal practice and building a satisfying legal career.

For now, you need to have an iPhone and if you are not already a member, you’ll need to find someone to invite you to be a member of Clubhouse.  If you are already a member, click here to join at Noon ET on May 7.

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And the Winner is…

We are please to announce the first winner of The Jennys!  Zohar Nevo, a talented corporate associate at the law firm Foley Hoag, has been selected for his continued ability to employ creativity in marketing his legal services.  Zohar, who is always thinking out of the box, was actually the inspiration for The Jennys.  While practicing at Yigal Arnon & Co.,  one of the leading law firms in Israel, Zohar created the Zohar Nevo Awards which he handed out liberally to colleagues he liked.

Zohar has a regular practice of sending whimsical postcards to colleagues, business contacts, and clients whenever he is traveling around the world.  But he will also send interesting postcards he finds close to home (he sent me one he found at Brookline Booksmith).

Earlier this winter,

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Steve Seckler, Attorney Career and Marketing Coach–Guest on Winning Business Radio with Host Kevin Hallinan

Kevin Hallinan recently interviewed me for his show Winning Business Radio. Kevin develops sales teams into high achievers, and sales leaders into true coaches and mentors utilizing the Sandler Sales Training methodology.

In our conversation, Kevin gets me to talk about my origins, how I got interested in recruiting and coaching and why lawyers need help developing their marketing skills.

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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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Practicing Law with a Side Hustle (“Mindful Return”)-on the C2C Podcast

Lori Mihalich-Levin is a partner in the Health Care practice at Dentons where she spends half her time on medicare reimbursement issues.  The other half of her time is spent on the business she created, Mindful Return.  Mindful Return is a program to help parents returning from parental leave. It was born out of Lori’s experience as a lawyer and as a new mom with a demanding job.  In this episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, Lori talks about how she created Mindful Return, how she balances her consulting business with the practice of law, and how having a “side hustle” makes her a better lawyer (and how being a lawyer helps her business succeed). 

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Be S.M.A.R.T. in the New Year

I love the New Year.  With the arrival of January, we all have the chance to reinvent ourselves, create new habits, explore new directions and in short, try new things out for size.  In 2021, this has particular resonance as many of us found 2020 to be very challenging.  While we have a ways to go before life returns to “normal”, this is a great time to create goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound).  And as a reminder, once we have set those goals, it is important to create habits that move us towards those goals. (See “Mindlessness” is the Key to Marketing Success, my prior blog post.)

So what are your goals for the coming year?  Grow you practice by 20% in 2021?  Find an in-house counsel role by the Fall?  Build competency in a new practice area? Begin scaling back your practice and thinking about The Next Stage in your career/life?

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Top Counsel to Counsel Podcasts of 2020

It has been a great year for the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. As we enter 2021, I thought I would highlight some of the most popular episodes of the year.  While these are the most popular episodes of 2020, I pleased to report that C2C has a long tail.  In other words, my listeners continue to go back into the archives to find interviews that are relevant to them long after the recordings have been posted.

I’m very thankful for the great professionals (lawyers and consultants) who have given me the chance to learn from them.  Podcasting has been a great education for me.  I also appreciate the thousands of listeners who have downloaded Counsel to Counsel since I launched in early 2018.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions!  Stay tuned for more to come!  Here is the list (follow the links or look for the Counsel to Counsel Podcast wherever you get your podcasts):

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