13November, 2019

AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program: Applications Due January 17, 2020

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) created the AAA A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellows Program in 2009 in order to provide training, mentorship and networking opportunities to up and coming diverse alternative dispute resolution professionals who have historically not been included in meaningful participation in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Connecting with the right networks — and […]

21October, 2019

Pro Bono Week 2019 Starts October 20: Get Involved in Massachusetts Now!

Pro Bono Week in the legal profession is underway nationwide. The ABA is highlighting domestic and sexual violence survivors’ need for legal assistance. Massachusetts lawyers can get involved by joining MassProBono.
Pro Bono work isn’t just a professional responsibility and individual ethical commitment for each lawyer — it’s an intelligent time investment to make. Volunteers are […]

16October, 2019

Nominations Open for Women of Legal Tech 2020

Submit your nominations for the ABA’s LTRC Women of Legal Tech for 2020 by December 15, 2019.
The ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center will present its 5th annual Women of Legal Tech, and nominations are now open. LTRC’s goal is to promote diversity, celebrate the women currently in the legal tech space, and to encourage more women […]

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 […]