Speaking Engagements

Transition and Retirement Planning-Stephen Seckler participated in a panel discussion for the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, November 10, 2021-to read the transcript, click here.

Should I Stay or Should I Go | Transitioning as a Senior Associate-Stephen Seckler presented a seminar for the Senior Associates Forum of the Boston Bar Association, December 15, 2021 (follow the link to watch the replay-free for members of the BBA)

Getting Senior Lawyers’ Buy-In for Succession Planning-Stephen Seckler was a guest on the Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, December, 2021

Why Succession Planning Doesn’t Have to Alienate Senior Lawyers-Stephen Seckler was a guest on the Legal Speak Podcast, September 17, 2021

Coaching Can Make ALL the Difference-Stephen Seckler was a guest on the 1958 Lawyer Podcast, September 14, 2021

Virtual Legal Recruiting During COVID 19-Stephen Seckler participated in a panel discussion for the Hispanic National Bar Association-Region 1, December 3,2020

Finding Your Niche-Stephen Seckler was a guest on the Lawyer Business Advantage Podcast in December, 2020–see the transcript on the landing page.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? And How to Get There, -Stephen Seckler presented a webinar for the New Lawyer Forum of the Boston Bar Association, October 15, 2020

The Benefits of Lawyer Coaching: Making the Most of Career Transitions-Stephen Seckler was a guest on the Legal Toolkit, on the Legal Talk Network, September 29, 2020

Coaching to the Next Level, -Stephen Seckler’s was a  guest on the “Be That Lawyer” Podcast, August 17, 2020

Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts Webinar: Building A Book of Business During COVID-19 and Beyond, August 13, 2020, Stephen Seckler participated as a Panelist

BBA Webinar: Building Business Relationships in a Time of Social Distancing, May 12, 2020, Stephen Seckler was the featured presenter.

Moving up the Ladder: Tips on Career Development for the In-House Counsel Stephen Seckler co-moderated a panel for the New England Corporate Counsel, December 18, 2018

Pre-Connections Panel-Northeastern University School of Law –  Stephen Seckler participated as a panelist for Northeastern University School of Law’s Pre-Connections Panel.  At the program, Steve and several other speakers offered advice to NUSL students about how to network effectively and get the most out of the annual Connections program which connects alumni and students. (March 26, 2018)

Boston Bar Association Career Paths: Mapping Out Your Career – Friday, January 26, 2018– understand your options when you work at a large law firm.  Stephen Seckler moderated a panel of attorneys who have practiced in biglaw, mid-sized firms, government and in-house.  Read the program notes here.

MassLOMAP Super Marketing Conference III (panelist on May16, 2013; all day marketing conference  sponsored by LPM Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association, MassLOMAP, Advanced Legal Studies at Suffolk Law School, et. al.–Integrating Social Media into Your Overall Marketing Strategy)

Law Firm Business Plan Workshop (panelist on March 20, 2013 at workshop sponsored by LPM Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association)

Why Selling is Hard For Lawyers and What You Can Do About It (presented workshop on January 17, 2013 at Boston Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Practice Section)

Stephen Seckler spoke on Externships and Career Development at Boston College Law School on August 28, 2012. The attendees were students who were participating in the BC Semester in Practice program.

Ten Ways to Ensure Marketing Failure (panelist in Law Practice Management Program Series Finale: Top Practice Management Tips of the Year-Massachusetts Bar Association, June 14, 2012)

Why Selling is Hard for Lawyers (And What to Do About It)-Webinar presented to Elderlaw Answers, May 15, 2012.

Stephen Seckler spoke on Externships and Career Development at Boston College Law School on January 9, 2012. The attendees were students who were participating in the BC Semester in Practice program.

Business Planning for the Law Firm-Stephen Seckler participated in a panel at the Massachusetts Bar Association on December 7, 2011.

Bridging the Gap II – Trends in Legal Hiring-Stephen Seckler participated as a panelist at Suffolk University School of Law on October 20, 2011.

Getting Paid:  How to Effectively Market Your Practice With Conventional and Alternative Fee AgreementsStephen Seckler moderated a panel at the Massachusetts Bar Association on May 4, 2011

How the Boston Bar Association Can Help Your CareerStephen Seckler participated as a panelist at Northeastern University School of Law on ways that bar association activity can be beneficial to you career, April 4, 2011

Gone in 30 Seconds-The Elevator Speech and Beyond, sponsored by the New Attorney Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, February 10, 2010, Providence, RI

An Introduction to Selling Legal Services-guest lecturer, Investor Advocacy Clinic, Suffolk University School of Law, February 1, 2010, Boston

Building Productive Business Relationships-The Elevator Speech and Beyond, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, January 19, 2010, Worcester, MA

Relationship Building During the Holiday Season and Beyond, sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Noon, December 10, 2010. Stephen Seckler was the featured speaker at an MBA On-Demand Real-Time Webcast.

Hanging Your Shingle, sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education November 4, 2010.  Stephen Seckler presented a session on drafting a marketing plan at MCLE’s annual program for lawyers who are launching a new practice (Stephen Seckler designed this program more than 15 years ago when he worked for MCLE.)

Revving Up Your Fall Job Search,  sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyers in Transition Committee September 15, 2010

Incorporating Fixed Fee Billing into Your Law Practice June 15, 2010

New Ways to Strengthen Your Network and Build Your Client Relationships April 27, 2010

Pathways to Practice– April 16, 2010, Stephen Seckler participated as a panelist in this live program at MCLE. The program was aimed at recent law school graduates who are still looking for work.  The program included a terrific panel and great tips for things you can do to move your search forward (even if you are still unemployed.)  Register for free to view the seminar in its entirety and to gain access to an array of useful resources for your job search.

How to Market Your Practice Without Breaking the Bank Friday, April 9, 2010, Sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Boston Bar Association.

The Impact of the Economy on the Practice of Law Friday, March 12, 2010, opening session of the Transactional Law Conference at Northeastern University School of Law.

“Creative Solutions for a Challenging Job Market”, Boston University School of Law, February 19, 2009, sponsored by the Massachusetts Law School Consortium.

“An Overview of the Boston Legal Market”, Harvard Law School, September 3, 2008.

“The Boston Legal Market”, Georgetown University Law Center, April 10, 2008.

“So What’s Next: Navigating a Lateral Move from Large Firm Practice”, Harvard Law School, March 19, 2007.

“How to Market Yourself and Your Firm as a Young Associate”, sponsored by the Solo & Small Firm Section and New Lawyers Section of the Boston Bar Association, February 9, 2006.

“Update on the Legal Market in Boston”, University of Michigan School of Law, April 5, 2006.

“Update on the Legal Market in Boston”, Northwestern University School of Law, April 7, 2006.

Stephen E. Seckler in the Press

Quoted in These days, not all attorneys are looking to become partners (Boston Business Journal, July 31, 2015 subscription required)

Quoted in Attorneys Find Life After Law Has its Advantages (Boston Business Journal, February 17, 2012)

Quoted in Big Law Firms Seek Saving (Boston Herald, June 6, 2011)

Featured in Law Practice Management Tips (MBA Lawyers e-Journal, March 31, 2011, Don’t Hoard Work)

Quoted in Legal Department Hiring on the Rise,  (Inside Counsel Magazine, March 2011)

Quoted in Job Search Do’s and Don’ts (Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, October 2010)

Quoted in After a Year of Cuts, Hiring Crawls Back (Boston Business Journal, March 5, 2010)

Quoted in Interview and Negotiate Like a Lawyer (The Ladders, October 2009)

Quoted in Law Firms Shake the Bushes to Stir Up New Business (Boston Business Journal, July 17, 2009)

Featured in Advice for Summer Associates: Try Not To Be Socially Awkward (And Other Words of Wisdom) (Above the Law, June 26, 2009)

Featured in Advice for Summer Associates (Legal Blog Watch, June 3, 2009)

Quoted in Law Firms Launch Leaner Summer Associate Classes (Boston Business Journal, May 8, 2009)

Quoted in Clearing the Path for Lateral Moves (Boston Business Journal, February 27, 2009)

Quoted in Moving Up (Inside Counsel Magazine, February 2009)

Quoted in Out-of-Work Lawyers Scramble to Keep Skills Honed (Boston Business Journal, January 16, 2009)

Quoted in Salary Slump (Inside Counsel Magazine, January 1, 2009)

Quoted in No Cause for Celebration (Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, November 24, 2008, subscription required)

Quoted in Discovering a Law Degree’s Downside: Sending the Wrong Signal in Bad Times? (National Law Journal, November 24, 2008)

Quoted in Lateral Market is Officially Flooded (The National Law Journal, November 17, 2008)

Featured in Where the Jobs Are (Legal Blog Watch, October 9, 2008)

Quoted in “LEGAL LETDOWN: Some Young Lawyers Watch Plum First Jobs Evaporate” (Boston Business Journal, October 3, 2008)

Featured in How to Keep Your Career Above Water (Legal Blog Watch, October 2, 2008)

Featured in Being Truthful: Stephen E. Seckler Explains the Importance of Honesty During Job Interviews (JD Bliss, June 18, 2008)

Quoted in “Transient Associates Experience Big Chill” (Boston Business Journal, Friday, May 9, 2008)

Quoted in “Alumni Networks Help Law Firms to Combat Shortages” (Boston Business Journal, Friday, March 14, 2008)

Quoted in “D.C. Legal Staffing Firm Expands with Boston Outpost” (Boston Business Journal, October 26, 2007)

Quoted in “Summer Associates Put Classwork into Practice” (Boston Business Journal, July 27, 2007)

Featured in “For Associates: Online Tool to Help Assess Your Law Firm Experience” (JD Bliss, July 23, 2007)

Featured in “Coachology: Point Your Legal Career in the Right Direction” (The Brazen Careerist, July 20 2007)

Quoted in “Recruiters put on consulting hat in tight labor market” (Boston Business Journal, March 23, 2007)

Quoted in “Howdy, Partner” (Arrive, March/April, 2007)

Featured in “Counsel to Counsel: The Blog of Stephen Seckler–Attorney Turned Recruiter and Coach” (JD Bliss, December 5, 2006)

Quoted in “Career Transitions, Like Life, Are About the Journey, Not the Destination” (Northeastern Law Magazine, Winter 2006)

Quoted in “Boost in M&A, PE Spells More Work for Law Firms” (The Boston Business Journal, August 1, 2005)

Quoted in “Summer Associates See Slight Thaw in Hiring” (The National Law Journal, April 20, 2005)

Quoted in “Niche Marketing Emerges as Merger ‘Countertrend’” (The Boston Business Journal, March 7, 2005)

Quoted in “Firms’ Summer Hiring Reflects Bullish Legal Outlook” (The Boston Business Journal, June 28, 2004)

Quoted in “Despite Law School Gains, Women-Owned Law Firms Remain Rarities” (The Boston Business Journal, March 31, 2003)

Quoted in “Peabody & Arnold Steadies After Upheaval” (The Boston Business Journal, March 24, 2003)

Quoted in “Mintz Levin Partner Brings Book to Greenberg Office” (The Boston Business Journal, September 23, 2002)

Quoted in “Two Midsize Legal Firms Rebound After Defections” (The Boston Business Journal, June 3, 2002)

Quoted in “Firms Chop First-Year Lawyer Pay” (The Boston Business Journal, April 8, 2002)


The Challenges that Professionals Face in Trying to Sell their Services–a podcast on Radio Entrepreneurs on June 4, 2013.

Job Insecurity at the Firm: Stephen Seckler is interviewed on Lawyer2Lawyer (on the Legal Talk Network) and discusses how large law firms are cutting expenses by laying off more senior attorneys.

Stephen E. Seckler’s Interview at Incisive Media’s Booth, Legal Tech 2009.