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Counsel to Counsel is a bi-weekly podcast for attorneys who are looking for insights to help increase their overall career satisfaction.  In each episode, I introduce you to interesting consultants who have been shaping the legal industry and attorneys who enjoy the practice of law.  My guests will share with you tips on how to achieve greater career and marketing success. Some will talk about the ways they have built fulfilling careers outside of the practice. Through this series, I hope to identify ways that you can find more happiness as a lawyer.  If you'd like to learn more about me, I invite you to visit my website at www.seckler.com.  There you will find links to my blog and to many career and marketing resources.  If you like this show, please review it on iTunes. Your comments are always welcome.  Feel free to reach out to me at legal@seckler.com if you'd like to discuss your own career or marketing concerns.  I'm always happy to speak with lawyers about their careers and I enjoy talking about marketing.

Sep 24, 2018

Launching your legal career at a large law firm has many advantages.  Aside from the obvious compensation benefits, large firms provide young associates with access to sophisticated work, more formalized training and a chance to serve large and complex clients.  But the path to partnership at a large firm remains long...


Jul 28, 2018

Intergenerational conflict has been and will always be an issue in the workplace.  But as legal careers grow longer (many attorneys are working well into their 60’s and even into their 70’s), these issues become more pronounced. Simply put, law firms are now home to multiple generations of attorneys.  Similarly,...


Jun 24, 2018

Thirty years ago, lateral partner movement was far less common in the legal profession. But today, it is not unusual to read about partners moving several times during their careers.

There are many factors which are fueling this trend.  First and foremost, law is a much more competitive business than it once was.  Firms...


Jun 19, 2018

Betsy MunnellIn the last thirty years, the importance of marketing has grown significantly in the practice of law. For most lawyers in private practice, an ability to generate work is now a prerequisite for becoming a partner.  At the same time, the tools for building your reputation and cultivating business relationships have...


May 29, 2018

At different stages in your legal career, the goals change.  As a new lawyer in private practice, you are learning about the practices and procedures in your law firm and the clients you are servicing.  Most importantly, you are learning how to represent clients in your practice area.  Your focus is on billable work and...