“Coffees from hell” is what lawyer Erin Cowling calls this popular form of networking. Cowling’s article in Precedent magazine (Winter 2017, p. 39) describes the types of people she regrets meeting for coffee.

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Last time, I wrote about personal branding as a career tool for the 21st Century Lawyer. This time, I’m sharing my secrets for developing a personal brand.

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Success as a lawyer is often defined by the ability to adapt to change – whether planned or not. My clients prefer to be in the driver’s seat when managing change, especially if it relates to their career.

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There is one struggle that transcends my coaching clients – both seasoned and new lawyers: how to relate to a prospective client on a human level in an initial interview.

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There are only 24 hours in a day. Time is a finite resource. While it’s possible to squeeze out a few more hours of work, we need to trade that time in for something else.

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When preparing a client for an interview, I’m always looking for that X-factor… the thing that will set them apart from the crowd. This can show up in many ways.

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I am absolutely thrilled to be on the cover of Canadian Lawyer this month with my peers! The article focuses on one central theme: As lawyers, we are our own biggest obstacles.

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A few of my clients have recently turned down job offers. “Why would they do that?” you may be thinking…

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In last month’s blog, I talked about how law school doesn’t prepare us to find a job. It prepares us to be lawyers. The only thing missing after being called to the Bar is the opportunity to put those newly minted skills to work!

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Every year articling and Law Practice Program (LPP) students go into panic mode during hireback season. The transition from being a student to the practice of law can be overwhelming, particularly for those not hired back.

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