34 episodes

Counsel to Counsel is a periodic podcast produced by Stephen Seckler of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching (www.counseltocounsel.com). It addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law.

Counsel to Counsel is aimed at individual lawyers who are looking to increase their own career satisfaction. The podcast features interviews with leading consultants, career professionals and marketing experts who advise attorneys on careers, marketing, law firm management and related issues. The guests are also a roster of successful attorneys who have found career satisfaction inside and outside the law.

Counsel to Counsel is a direct outgrowth of the blog Counsel to Counsel which Stephen Seckler has been publishing since 2005.

Since graduating from law school in the late 1980s, Stephen Seckler has been recruiting top legal talent, advising lawyers on career and marketing issues and working with major law firms, life sciences and technology companies to recruit top talent. He began blogging when legal blogging was in its infancy and his blog Counsel to Counsel was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 in 2007 and 2008 (the first two years that list was in existence).

Steve has written extensively on career and marketing issues and he has spoken at many law school, law firm and bar association events. He served on the Boston Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Work Life Balance and was Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a part of the Law.Com Legal Blog Watch and over the years, he has been quoted frequently in the legal and business press.

Counsel to Counsel - Career Advice for Lawyers Stephen Seckler: legal recruiter and attorney marketing coach

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Counsel to Counsel is a periodic podcast produced by Stephen Seckler of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching (www.counseltocounsel.com). It addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law.

Counsel to Counsel is aimed at individual lawyers who are looking to increase their own career satisfaction. The podcast features interviews with leading consultants, career professionals and marketing experts who advise attorneys on careers, marketing, law firm management and related issues. The guests are also a roster of successful attorneys who have found career satisfaction inside and outside the law.

Counsel to Counsel is a direct outgrowth of the blog Counsel to Counsel which Stephen Seckler has been publishing since 2005.

Since graduating from law school in the late 1980s, Stephen Seckler has been recruiting top legal talent, advising lawyers on career and marketing issues and working with major law firms, life sciences and technology companies to recruit top talent. He began blogging when legal blogging was in its infancy and his blog Counsel to Counsel was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 in 2007 and 2008 (the first two years that list was in existence).

Steve has written extensively on career and marketing issues and he has spoken at many law school, law firm and bar association events. He served on the Boston Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Work Life Balance and was Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a part of the Law.Com Legal Blog Watch and over the years, he has been quoted frequently in the legal and business press.

    Episode 33-Mindfulness, Biofeedback and the Practice of Law

    Episode 33-Mindfulness, Biofeedback and the Practice of Law

    In this episode, I  welcome Dr. Inna Khazan, a clinical psychologist who is a nationally recognized expert in mindfulness-based biofeedback.  Dr. Khazan talks about how she helps lawyers and other professionals in stressful jobs to achieve higher levels of performance through biofeedback and mindfulness meditation. Dr. Khazan serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and runs the ARETE Institute for Performance Excellence.

    • 53 min
    Episode 32-A Career in Law Practice Management

    Episode 32-A Career in Law Practice Management

    In 2020, it has never been easier to run your own law practice.  On-line tools for marketing, accounting, document assembly and contact management have never been more affordable or easier to use.   But launching a law practice is not for the faint of heart.

    Heidi Alexander talks about some of the challenges in launching and managing a small law firm and how LOMAP is a great resource to help lawyers .  We also discuss how Heidi decided to pursue an alternative legal career and the challenges she faced

    • 56 min
    Episode 31-Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

    Episode 31-Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

    In this episode, Hether Cahill, a partner at the Boston law firm Burns and Levinson, talks about what it was like to become a partner at one of Boston's most respected mid-sized firms. She explains why she is so enthusiastic about probate litigation and what she does to build her practice.

    • 25 min
    Episode 30-The Key to Happiness in the Practice of Law

    Episode 30-The Key to Happiness in the Practice of Law

    Larry Stybel of Stybel Peabody (an outplacement and executive search firm) talks about ways that lawyers can increase their career satisfaction by choosing the work they do and the clients they serve.

    • 33 min
    Episode 29-How Newsletters Can Set You Apart From the Competition

    Episode 29-How Newsletters Can Set You Apart From the Competition

    While many of us complain that we get far too much e-mail, e-newsletters remain an important tool in a law firm's marketing arsenal. Providing useful content to your clients and referral sources is a great way to keep your name front and center. In this episode, I speak with Michael Katz of Blue Penguin Development. Mike is an expert in digital marketing and newsletters in particular. He explains why newsletters are still relevant and what makes a newsletter effective.

    • 52 min
    Special Edition-How William Gamson Created the Forerunner of Fantasy Baseball

    Special Edition-How William Gamson Created the Forerunner of Fantasy Baseball

    In this episode, I speak with my father-in-law William Gamson about how he combined a very successful career as a sociologist with his love for baseball. In this special edition, I take a detour from the usual discussion about legal careers to talk about using your personal interests to enhance your professional satisfaction.

    • 26 min

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