Talent Development

  • eTERA and Diverse Partners Network come together to promote diversity in the legal industry

    To help meet the needs of increasing diversity in the legal profession, eTERA Consulting and Diverse Partners Network (DPN) have forged an alliance to help DPN’s goal of bringing together minority law firm partners to prepare them for various challenges they face.

  • Microsoft promotes diversity in the law firms it uses

    Microsoft has announced a new incentive program to encourage the major law firms that are doing the company’s legal work to increase their diversity among partners and other firm leaders.

  • The changing face of neutral evaluation

    A neutral evaluator is not an advocate for the side which retains him or her. Indeed, as is increasingly common, the evaluator may even be retained by a lawyer’s agent who may not disclose the lawyer or the firm seeking the advice at all. In such a case, the...

  • Small markets offer big career options

    If you expand your options to include smaller markets, you will indeed find many outstanding career opportunities.

  • Scare them, scare yourself

    I have a terrific work commute. Most people can't say that, especially in the New York metro area, where a lot of my colleagues battle with suburban train delays and subway reroutings. But I get to take a ferry, which gives me nice views of the harbor, as well as...

  • The challenges we face: Different sides of the same coin

    At two recent meetings I attended, general counsel discussed the challenges they face and reiterated the key points to building relationships with outside counsel. At one meeting, a panel of consultants spoke to GCs about the difficulties law firms and partners encounter. Both sides agree these relationships require hard work...

  • Ready to rise

    In the summer of 2013, InsideCounsel debuted the first R3-100 list, honoring 100 women who have the potential to become general counsel of a Fortune 500 company within three years. That list was an outgrowth of existing initiatives, including the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) network. The WIPL...

  • To achieve meaningful diversity in the legal profession, make your law firms your partners

    The good news is that many of today’s companies have realized that hiring men and women from a wider spectrum of racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is not only the right thing to do, but also makes business sense. Perceptive CEOs appreciate, as ample data demonstrate, that having a workforce...

  • Culture fit as a diversity blocker

    I was struck by a recent lunch conversation with a general counsel that took me back to a much earlier time in my career. Hint: I don’t golf.

  • The art of the opening statement: Find your inner storyteller

    An opening statement is the beginning of a story. It is the first chapter of your trial narrative and a road map for what the rest of the proceeding will bring. The jury will form its first—and perhaps lasting—impressions of the case from your opening and will compare your narrative...

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