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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.

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 43-Building a Concierge Law Practice to Address Family Conflict and Mental Health Issues

    Episode 43-Building a Concierge Law Practice to Address Family Conflict and Mental Health Issues

    In this episode, I speak with Lisa Cukier, a partner at the law firm Burns and Levinson in Boston.  Lisa practices in a number of related areas.  We talk about how she has built what she calls a concierge practice to address the needs her clients have in the areas of family law, probate litigation, mental health law.  We also discuss what it has been like to serve on the executive committee of her firm, and how she has modified her own marketing and business development in a time of social distancing.

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    Episode 42-How the Rise of Digital Media, Innovation, and Data Privacy Regulation Have Shifted the Legal Job Market

    Episode 42-How the Rise of Digital Media, Innovation, and Data Privacy Regulation Have Shifted the Legal Job Market

    It has never been easier to create, store and copy massive amounts of data.  This has great implications for privacy, the protection of intellectual property rights and the tension between IP protection and creating strong incentives for innovation. 

    Lawyers continue to play a key role in shaping and interpreting the competing legal interests of law enforcement, private citizens and businesses. 

    So where are the career opportunities. Prof. Jessica Silbey of Northeastern U. School of Law weighs in.

    • 48 min
    Episode 41-Using Pro Bono to Build Your Skills and Enhance Your Career Satisfaction in a Time of Crisis

    Episode 41-Using Pro Bono to Build Your Skills and Enhance Your Career Satisfaction in a Time of Crisis

    In this episode, I speak with a nationally recognized leader in pro bono. When I first spoke to Sue Finegan a year ago about being on the show, I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about how pro bono can help build your legal skills and increase your career satisfaction. Today I feel it is a moral imperative to encourage practicing lawyers to do their part in proving pro bono legal services. We discuss the career benefits of doing pro bono work and where the needs will be in the coming year. 

    • 37 min
    Episode 40-Succession Planning for Law Firms Meets Chapter 3 for Lawyers

    Episode 40-Succession Planning for Law Firms Meets Chapter 3 for Lawyers

    As the pandemic has caused many law firms and partners to rethink their priorities, the issue of what to do with senior lawyers has become more timely. Firms are already under a lot of under a lot of financial stress. A lack of succession planning only adds to this.

    In this episode, I welcome back Larry Stybel of Stybel Peabody. Larry discusses the challenges that seniority presents to firms who are thinking about their future and to partners who want to continue to find meaning in their daily lives.

    • 34 min
    Episode 39-An In-house Career in the Life Sciences

    Episode 39-An In-house Career in the Life Sciences

    In this episode, I welcome Mark Levine, General Counsel and Secretary at Flexion Therapeutics, a commercial stage biotech company.  

    Mark and I speak about his path in-house, how his role has changed as he has moved into the GC spot and how in-house practice differs from private practice.  We also talk about the challenges he faces in running a law department during the pandemic and what advice he has for lawyers seeking similar roles.

    • 34 min
    Episode 38-Breaking the Glass Ceiling on a Part-time Schedule

    Episode 38-Breaking the Glass Ceiling on a Part-time Schedule

    In this episode, I continue my Glass Ceiling series with my guest Lauren Resnick, who is the Chief Practice Partner for a national law firm.  Lauren is someone who broke through the glass ceiling at an AmLaw 100 firm as a part-time attorney.  We discuss her path from the public sector into private practice, and what it has been like being part-time.  We also discuss some of the challenges of being in a management role at a major law firm and how she has continually reinvented herself throughout her caree

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