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|

How an Ordinary Walk to the Mailbox Became Transformational

When I was a litigator, one of the biggest thrills on the job were the moments when you'd represent a client in court on a case that had the weaker argument.  You know...the ones where the odds are stacked against you, your opposing counsel is feeling pretty confident, your client doesn't have the highest of [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

THANKSGIVING EDITION: Do This One Simple Thing and Watch Your Life Transform

There's an old saying that "if you've forgotten the language of Gratitude, you'll never be on speaking terms with Happiness." It turns out this isn't just a fluffy idea. A growing body of research shows that gratitude is truly amazing in its physical and psychosocial benefits. The Science of Gratitude In one study on gratitude, [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

Law Firm Leaders: You Can Do Better

In her article Law Firms Demote Partners as Pressure Mounts Over Profits, the author Sara Randazzo (a legal business reporter at The Wall Street Journal) painted a real picture of the state of legal practice in the US. As a lawyer who used to practice law at a large firm, to me this storyline sounds familiar... [...]

Lawyers as Business Leaders: Overcoming Stereotypes

Law is a profession. But it’s also a business. You simply can’t be successful at one without being successful at the other. You may have the courtroom skills to match the greatest lawyers to ever stand before a judge, but if you haven’t built a book of business, you won’t be using those skills on [...]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leaders

In the course of our careers, we don’t often have the opportunity to pick who our leaders will be. Usually that decision is made from folks above our pay grade. But as Americans, we do get a chance to choose our leaders and are once again in the process of doing so. Red or blue, [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

Destination Unknown: Taking Control Over Your Legal Career Journey

The American Lawyer magazine recently released its annual survey of third through fifth-year associates at BigLaw firms. When I looked at the findings of the survey, the responses to one particular question really jumped out at me. These mid-level associates were asked: “What do you expect to be doing in five years?” Almost one-third of [...]

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Become More Confident

A few days ago at a speed mentoring event, organized by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (MD FAWL), I spoke with a number of law students who shared with me that one of their biggest challenges was not feeling confident. One student in particular explained that this was one of the things [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

Connecting the Dots between the Mind-Body Connection

You have most likely heard of the well-known mind-body connection, but are you aware of the full extent of it and how much control you actually have over your own biology? Many people are generally familiar with the concept that a person’s emotions, including stress, can affect one’s health. Typically, we hear about the mind-body [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|Leadership Development, Success Strategies|

The One Powerful Business Growth Strategy that Most Lawyers Fail to Implement

Managing the day-to-day affairs of any business is not a simple task and your law practice is no exception. On any given day there are so many things going on that at times many lawyers wonder whether they can manage it all. What most lawyers don't realize is that there is one strategy that can help them [...]