[INTERVIEW] Lawyers Turned Award-Winning Coaches Helping to Close the Gender Gap in Law Firms

We had the honor of being interviewed by the 2018/2019 President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL and the below interview was originally published on LinkedIn. +++ By: Lara Bueso Bach Attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Mangers (Miami) 2018/2019 President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Reading through the 2018 [...]

Five Success Strategies to Retain and Develop Your Firm’s Lawyers

Look at almost any law firm website and you’ll likely see boasts about how the firm is “client-focused” or “client-centric.” Certainly, devoting your energy and efforts towards serving your clients is a positive, if not essential, attribute for a successful practice. Same goes for securing those clients in the first place. While calling your firm [...]

Why Women Lawyers Need Sponsors, Not Just Mentors

Mentoring in the legal profession is not new. For women lawyers, in particular, mentors can be invaluable sources of guidance on everything from the nuts and bolts of the practice to work/life balance strategies. Many firms have formal mentoring programs for associates, pairing them with a partner or senior associate who can help them develop [...]

6 Strategies to Maximize Your Networking Efforts

* This article was originally published in the March 2018 Newsletter of the Organization of Women in International Trade ("OWIT").  We’ve all been there. You go to a networking event or meet a new contact, introduce yourself, have a nice chat, and then…. nothing happens. Or you may even try to follow up, but it [...]

A Key Quality that will Distinguish You from Others

The iconic book by Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”, includes a true story about a man who searched for the mother lode during the California Gold Rush. The story goes that a man caught by the “gold fever” went out west to pursue his dream to dig for gold and make a fortune. With [...]

How to Create Your 2018 Attorney Business Development Plan [Free Download]

Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed the holiday season and we wish you a year of meaningful breakthroughs in 2018. However, to reach your breakthroughs you need... a PLAN! But many lawyers don't even identify their important long-terms goals, let alone spend time mapping them out or focusing on achieving them throughout the year. [...]

How a Salary Negotiation Gave Me More Value than Money

Recently I served on a panel for lawyers about the importance of speaking up for and asking for what they want and deserve. I shared a personal story about how a salary negotiation gave me something arguably much more valuable than more money and how what I thought was a failure ended up being a big [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

Top 3 Podcasts that Every Professional Must Follow

All of us here at 20/20 Leadership Group absolutely LOVE podcasts! As leadership and business development coaches for professionals (such as lawyers, accountants, financial advisors), we are obsessed about learning and growing - for our own sake and to better serve our clients. So we often nudge each other to listen to the next episode on our [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Business Development, Leadership Development|

8 Must Have Personality Traits of Successful Rainmakers

Any professional, whether you are a lawyer, or an accountant, or financial advisor, and whether you are just starting out or have been working for a while, must have at some point pondered this question: What does it really take to become a successful rainmaker? Is it the knowledge? Or delivering excellent service? Or perhaps some [...]

By | April 14th, 2017|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

Law Firm Women’s Initiatives: Why Most Are Ineffective and What Firms Can Do to Fix Them

Law firm Women's Initiatives have been around for years but sadly they have not been living up to their stated purpose - to effectively promote and advance women lawyers. For our recommendations on how to improve your law firm's Women's Initiative program, read our latest blog published in the ABA's Law Practice Today by clicking [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Business Development, Leadership Development|