Talent Development

  • Weaving diversity into the legal culture

    The focus on diversity and inclusion and their importance in today's legal industry is not new. In fact, more than 15 years ago I joined a PLI panel with the former MetLife GC, who spoke about the importance of diversity and inclusion. The law department reflected the corporation's goals in...

  • Raising the bar: Women's Bar Association of Illinois launches professional development program

    A new leadership program has been developed by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) to help women lawyers develop their professional network and strengthen their leadership capabilities. The program is a first-of-its kind leadership institute which will take place over the course of six weeks, and commences next month.

  • Viagra for your Career

    If the rut is short-term and originates from a sense of exhaustion or frustration with a particular project, I offer three suggestions:

  • How to deliver a knockout presentation

    Fortunately, presenting is a skill just like anything else. Sure, some people are born with a flair for public speaking, but that advantage will only go so far. In fact, if you’re too slick, it can work against you. Practice and repetition is the great leveler if you do so...

  • 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...

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