Leadership Communication in Chaotic Times, Of Counsel


Many of us remember that daunting moment

during our law school orientation when some

intimidating authority figure intoned, “Look to

your left. Look to your right. At the end of your

first year, one of you won’t be here.”

We never thought that the very same moment

of terror would recur after we had survived law

school, passed the bar exam, and established

ourselves solidly as practicing lawyers.

But it has recurred as the tsunami of world

economic crisis breaks over the legal profession.

Law firm lawyers watch, both horrified

and fascinated, as colleagues young and old are

washed away, while their own grasp on safety

and stability becomes ever more precarious. On

a daily basis, the trade press reports wave after

wave of law firm layoffs, contractions, rescinded

employment offers, training cutbacks,

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