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Not every lawyer defines success in the same way. The Leveraging Latitude podcast explores the various paths to cultivating a rich and fulfilling life in the law. Through conversations with leading lawyers and thought leaders from across the legal industry, Latitude’s Candice Reed and Tim Haley discuss best practices and personal stories relating to lawyers’ professional development, the evolving business of law, legal department and law firm leadership, and attorney wellbeing. Join them on their journey as they discover how to leverage the hard work of becoming a lawyer to achieving success and leading a rich and fulfilling life in the law.

Leveraging Latitude: Cultivating a Full Life in the Law Candice Reed and Tim Haley

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Not every lawyer defines success in the same way. The Leveraging Latitude podcast explores the various paths to cultivating a rich and fulfilling life in the law. Through conversations with leading lawyers and thought leaders from across the legal industry, Latitude’s Candice Reed and Tim Haley discuss best practices and personal stories relating to lawyers’ professional development, the evolving business of law, legal department and law firm leadership, and attorney wellbeing. Join them on their journey as they discover how to leverage the hard work of becoming a lawyer to achieving success and leading a rich and fulfilling life in the law.

    The Secondment Trap | Ross Booher

    The Secondment Trap | Ross Booher

    The traditional law firm secondment has been used for over 50 years to help in-house clients expand their internal bench strength to meet peak work demands. However, that doesn't mean that this model is without its disadvantages. In this episode, Candice interviews her Leveraging Latitude co-host Tim Haley and Latitude CEO, Ross Booher, about "The Secondment Trap" on the heels of a National Law Review article they recently wrote outlining why this traditional model is not always the best option and how utilizing experienced flexible legal talent can positively impact the client-firm relationship, while also providing cost savings and protecting associates' career trajectories. Turning the trap into a win-win-win scenario. 

    • 37 min
    Building a Diverse and Inclusive Team

    Building a Diverse and Inclusive Team

    In this episode, Candice talks with Yanika Smith-Bartley, lawyer and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Asurion – a global industry leader in mobile insurance, technology, and support – which has been repeatedly recognized for fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Nikki provides a primer for companies and law firms looking to increase the diversity of their teams by discussing specific and proven strategies for creating and sustaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and why it matters. 

    • 33 min
    It's Okay Not To Be Fine | Promoting Mental Health in the Legal Profession

    It's Okay Not To Be Fine | Promoting Mental Health in the Legal Profession

    In recent years, attorney wellbeing has taken its rightful place among the legal industry’s discourse, and we have spoken previously on this podcast about ways employers may promote wellbeing in the workplace. Today, we talk with Reid Murtaugh, co-founder of the Lawyers Depression Project, about the breadth and depth of mental illness among practicing lawyers and the ways in which Reid (and others) are addressing this crisis. Reid shares his own mental health journey and what led him and others to create a safe space for practicing attorneys to anonymously share their mental health experiences. Law can be a lonely profession, and it may be tempting to think that no one else understands. But as we learn from Reid: there is a community of lawyers who do understand; no one has to be alone, and it’s okay to admit when you’re not feeling fine and seek help.
     

    • 39 min
    Savoring Summer

    Savoring Summer

    Research studies suggest that attorneys can significantly reduce stress and even global rates of depression by going on vacation and participating in social leisure activities. But too often, attorneys shun the prospect of taking time off due to the volume of work on their desks or the number of emails in their inboxes. In this episode of Leveraging Latitude, Candice and Tim celebrate the start of summer by reminiscing about favorite past family vacations, discussing their travel plans for this summer, and encouraging all lawyers (including each other) to recharge from a particularly stressful year by spending time away from work and with the people and activities that fill up their tanks.

    A podcast by Latitude Legal - Flexible Legal Expertise.

    • 29 min
    The Benefits of Legal Ops | Esther Bowers

    The Benefits of Legal Ops | Esther Bowers

    This week's episode explores the growing role and benefit of legal operations within the law firm. Tim Haley interviews Esther Bowers, Director of Practice Management at the Am Law 200 law firm, Honigman. Esther serves in a key role in the firm's Operating Committee and has built her career in the growing legal operations role for the Firm.

    A podcast by Latitude Legal - Flexible Legal Expertise.

    • 35 min
    Navigating Today’s Hot Legal Market

    Navigating Today’s Hot Legal Market

    As vaccines roll out and the days get longer, everyone seems to be waking up from a hibernation of sorts, which seems to be spurring a white-hot job market for attorneys and other legal professionals. Latitude Directors of Legal Recruiting and Placement Katie Bennett and Emily Romberg discuss best practices for searching for a new job, working effectively with a recruiter, and finding the right fit among a myriad of opportunities. Spoiler alert – this isn’t the same job search you did in your third year of law school.

    A podcast by Latitude Legal - Flexible Legal Expertise.

    • 47 min

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