Effective Delegation for Lawyers Series: Part 1 – What Can You Delegate?

This article was originally published on February 13, 2020 on Attorney @ Work. Julia is a star senior associate and soon-to-be partner. She knows that to continue succeeding at her firm, she needs to delegate more work to junior associates and staff. But how? She simply doesn’t think she can trust others to do a quality job. [...]

How to Minimize the “Freak Out”​ Before Public Speaking

A good friend of mine recently reached out because she is "freaking out" about a public speaking presentation she has to give this week. She asked for some advice knowing that I do speaking engagements for a living. It got me thinking. There's no question that the fear of public speaking is a major fear. [...]

What To Do When Your Day Gets Derailed

Have you ever seen a plastic bag on a highway at the mercy of the cars hitting it floating back and forth and up and down repeatedly? Each car that hits it determines what will happen to it next and it floats around in the air aimlessly. This is a powerful visual for what happens [...]

Developing Your Practice Group Chairs into Leaders Lawyers Actually Want to Follow

This article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of the NALP Bulletin – click here to read the original version now. +++ Law firm practice groups are typically led by the most respected legal expert or successful rainmaker in the group. But the skills required to be an effective practice group leader (“PGL”) [...]

The High Price of Perfectionism

This article was originally printed in the September 2019 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Today – click here to read the full version now. +++ Does this sound familiar? A response to a client you’ve been working on is due today. It’s getting late. You are tired, stressed out, and frustrated. You are feeling [...]

When Being a Star Rainmaker is Not Enough: Why EQ Leads to Even Better Business Results*

* This article originally appeared in ALM's Marketing the Law Firm. © 2019 ALM Media LLC. Reprinted with permission. Read the original here.  Robert is a well-respected successful rainmaker at his firm. Katie, also a partner, has been with the firm for many years and is known for delivering stellar client service and having deep knowledge and expertise in [...]

[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 [...]

Helping Your New Breed of Lawyers Become Successful Business Developers

This article was originally printed in the November 2018 issue of the NALP Bulletin - click here to read the full version now. +++ Now more than ever, law firm leaders understand that the key to sustainable growth in the current business landscape depends not only on the quality of their lawyers’ legal talent, but [...]

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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 [...]