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Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly projects and energy updates in South Africa - Eskom’s chairman backs controversial chief financial officer - On the same day that a leading advocate published a scathing report adding to the mountain of evidence...more

Four Signs Your Law Firm is Not Ready for Leadership Succession

by Hayse LLC on

At many law firms that recognize the need for succession planning, preparation for leadership succession receives too little attention. Succession planning can languish for various reasons. In some instances, the press of...more

The Future After Being First: Why I’m Hopeful About The Next Four Years

by Butler Snow LLP on

In the past year, but particularly in the months since November 9, we have been forced to deal with the harsh reality that our nation is severely divided. Our generation, in partnership with our first Black president, has...more

Lessons Every Law Firm Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors

by McManis Faulkner on

I recently attended a Warriors basketball game. The star, Steph Curry, scores in mind-bending ways. Natural ability, hard work, and dedication to the game make him great– but what allows him to be unbelievably great? His...more

Jamie Gorelick Reflects on Her Career in Law

by WilmerHale on

Where do you practice law? I am a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale and admitted both in Washington and New York. I chair our regulatory and government affairs department, which includes our regulatory...more

The Connection between Coaching and Mentoring and Great Lawyer Careers -- Sporkin's Kids and other Examples

by William Henderson on

My previous post excerpted the introduction "How to Solve the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem." The article suggests that our diversity challenges are rooted in a systems problem. First, our systems for selecting and...more

Find Your Firm’s Best Coaching Candidates

by Wicker Park Group on

Business Development coaching takes time. It takes money. And it takes a lot of effort and dedication on the part of the firm, the coach and the lawyer. Ideally, firms are confident from the outset that the investment in...more

DHS Publishes STEM OPT Rule - Potential New Benefits and Requirements

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On Monday, October 19, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published its eagerly anticipated STEM Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) rule in the Federal Register for a 30-day comment period ending on November...more

Mediation and Mentoring

by JAMS on

WAYNE THORPE: Can you tell us how you went about making the transition from being a practicing lawyer to a full-time neutral? MICHAEL YOUNG: About seven to eight years into my career as a lawyer, in 1985 or 1986, I was...more

The Four Stages of Successful Coaching

by Wicker Park Group on

There is an old Peanuts comic strip featuring Charlie Brown and Lucy that resonated with me when I began working with professionals on business development for the first time. In it, Lucy—the psychiatrist who is “IN”—is...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (June 5, 2015)

by Law School Toolbox on

From Around the Web - How to Find a Mentor as an Attorney: Here’s a look at what a mentor can do for you, and how to go about finding a person to guide you in your career as a lawyer. (About.com)...more

5 Reasons to Work with a Business Development Coach

by Wicker Park Group on

Everyone benefits from coaching. It’s rare to find any high achiever who doesn’t look to a coach for candor, reassurance and advice. Professional athletes, entertainers, CEOs and others at the top of their game often employ...more

Advisory Board Members

by Winstead PC on

Often a young technology company will seek assistance from more experienced individuals, giving them the position of “Advisory Board Member” and giving equity to a person who agrees to serve in that capacity. This designation...more

The 2012-13 Meritas Leadership Institute Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program

Purpose - This Model Mentorship and Associate Development Program is designed to help junior lawyers adjust to and excel in the practice of law at your Firm, with the support and guidance of their more experienced...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading

by Law School Toolbox on

From Around the Web - Lawyers Should Take Notes By Hand: New research confirms what many of us have believed all along: taking notes by hand — with a pen and paper — is better than typing. (The Lawyerist)...more

How to Create a Firm Mentoring Program That Is Efficient, Effective, and Motivational [Q&A]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A professional services firm is only as good as its providers and the right program in place can help you to also attract and retain the high caliber talent you need to stand out from the rest....more

The Problems with the Legal Industry

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I love being a lawyer and I wanted to be one since Mrs. Rosenblum’s third grade class. I love being a lawyer a lot more since I started my own practice more than 3 years ago and one of the reasons is because by being on my...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Diversity in the Law Firm

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National law firm Polsinelli congratulates financial services attorney Tiffany R. Harper for her installation as the 27th president of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. “BWLA has been a big...more

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