13September, 2019

NEW: Justice Geraldine S. Hines Diversity Fellowship for (New!) Lawyers in Massachusetts

The OIG has announced a NEW two-year position for new lawyers. Applications for the Justice Geraldine S. Hines Diversity Fellowship for Lawyers are due October 11th!
The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has announced a new position for new lawyers — the Justice Geraldine S. Hines Diversity Fellowship for Lawyers — offering the opportunity to develop […]

20June, 2019

Closing a Solo or Small Law Practice: The Short List for Succession Planning

When it’s time to close a law practice, you need to do it right — and you can ease the process for your future self with the right operations during the life of your practice. Find more on the steps to closing a law practice here.
Even if you don’t have plans to do so any […]

5April, 2019

5 Shifts to Build a Fearless and Profitable Legal Practice [Webinar]

Kimberly Y. Bennett, Esq. shares the shifts lawyers need to make for a rewarding, sustainable law practice — in 29 minutes — in this installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
It’s time to break the law. Old law is a thing of the past. Clients are fed-up and over it. Legal Technology is taking market share. And […]

28February, 2019

Innovate Your Career as a Lawyer [Workbook Series]

Careers don’t plan themselves. Get the 5 workbooks you need to align your strengths, values, brand, purpose, and plan for better work as a lawyer — now optimized for download and print.
We published a 5-workbook series Susan Letterman White designed to guide you through career planning last year in blog posts with revealing exercises that help you notice […]

31January, 2019

The Lawyer Entrepreneur: What, Why, and How [Webinar]

In this installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Dan Lear will help you cut through the overwhelming opportunities for entrepreneurialism so you don’t miss a chance to innovate your career — in 25 minutes.
We are living through the golden age of entrepreneurship. The cost of starting a business and access to tools to make that business […]

23January, 2019

Lawyers for Affordable Justice: What Law Students + Lawyers Need to Know

LAJ offers mentorship and more to its panel attorneys, helping to fill the void of mandated professional training available for lawyers and close gaps in access to justice for the public.
Law students graduate into a lack of structure around training. While it can start in law school, sufficient training to transform from student to practicing […]

17January, 2019

How Lawyers Can Succeed by Developing Careers as Specialists

Experts get to experience more focus and charge more for their services. What more do lawyers need to know before narrowing down?
Expertise lends a strategic advantage over the long term. Business development cycles can be exhausting. Narrowing your niche into a specialty can deliver clients who are willing to pay a premium for your services […]

21November, 2018

How to Handle Networking Season as a Lawyer

Increased opportunities to form new connections can be overwhelming, whether it’s the holiday season or conference season. Focus your efforts with these five simple steps.
Whether you feel dread or excitement as you anticipate traditional networking opportunities, your career success depends on your network more than any other factor. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, there are […]

8November, 2018

4 Steps for Lawyers to Change When Changing is Hard

Improving anything necessitates change. When change is difficult, we struggle against inertia. Here’s the 4-step process your brain needs to move through it and make the change you want in your professional or personal life as a lawyer.
Once the calendar hits November, we can see the new year around the corner — along with its […]

7September, 2018

How Can Lawyers Prioritize Self-Care?

September is Self-Care Awareness Month and here’s your Trivia Question! What do a lot of lawyers have in common with billionaire innovators Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos?
Answer: Their work is impressive, but their priorities are questionable. In similar and different ways. Elon Musk is sleep-deprived and friends are concerned. Jeff Bezos sleeps enough, but he’s making headlines […]