One of the most significant means of support law firms can have for women lawyers is adopting women’s initiatives that provide a means for women lawyers to support one another within a firm and deliver a commitment to the advancement and understanding of unique issues that women face at their firms.
More Law Firms Are Paving the Path to Partner, But What Happens Once One Gets There Is Less Than Certain
In some ways, the country’s most recently promoted partners are more prepared than ever to take on their new roles. But the change still comes with its surprises.
A rundown of the top items lawyers should have on their financial checklists, based on their career stage.
Michele C.S. Lange
Today’s workplaces require tools that enhance employee productivity and provide the flexibility to never miss a critical business opportunity. Organizations in other industries have already experienced the benefits of enterprise collaboration, and now this technology is making its way into the legal sector. The rise of enterprise collaboration is redefining the modern law firm and legal department.
Kimberly Rice and Damien Smith
The daily demands and vast portfolio responsibilities of a legal marketer are weighty and, in too many instances, never ending. The highly charged, rigorous, deadline-driven culture of “more is more” stands in drastic contrast to a well-balanced body-mind-spirit experience.
Engage in initiatives that will allow you to fail and succeed simultaneously.
Sharon Meit Abrahams
Future attorneys are seeking the right place to launch their careers; therefore, by promoting your firm’s unique culture, you can more effectively attract and retain the best talent for your firm.
Designing Your Week
More than ever before, law firms are recognizing the importance of work-life balance for their employees, offering benefits such as flexible work schedules and working remotely. The acknowledgement itself is important, but unfortunately, it does not guarantee the balance we hope to achieve, especially for younger marketing and business development professionals looking to advance in their careers.
After Years of Complacency About Their Business Model and the Pipeline for Talent, There’s a Reason Law Firms Are So Worried About Managing the Millennial Generation
For law firms wringing their hands about how to manage the millennial generation — or asking why they should adapt to this crop of young lawyers in the first place — here's the bad news: If you're still clinging to traditional models for training associates and running the partnership, you've already fallen behind. The millennials are here, they're climbing the ranks, and they've already begun to transform the industry.
A 2016 study found that between 21% and 36% of lawyers fall into the category of "problem drinkers." As for other mental illnesses common to the profession, 28% reported struggling with depression, 19% with anxiety, and 23% with stress. What can be done?
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