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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Bad Financial News Before It Got Worse

Posted in Compensation, Productivity, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management
Citibank’s Law Firm Group has recently issued its mid-year financial assessment of the legal industry and it is not a pretty sight.  But that bad news is based on results as of June 30, 2008, well before the takeover of Freddie and Fannie, the bailout of AIG, the disappearance of WaMu and Wachovia and Merrill, and the bankruptcy… Continue Reading

The Depression Demon Coming Out of the Legal Closet

Posted in Management, Professional Development, Retention, Risk Management
The depression demon attacks lawyers with particular vengeance, and denial and secrecy have long been the response. The recent loss to suicide of prominent lawyers from across the country, and the near loss of others, has inspired the courageous to speak out, a first step toward turning the professional spotlight on a condition that is rampant,… Continue Reading

Girl Power at Work

Posted in Coaching, Communication, Compensation, Culture, Management, Mentoring, Professional Development, Recruitment, Retention
In a recent article in The New York Times entitled “Girl Power at School, But Not at the Office,” Hannah Seligson gives some good advice to all working women, even those of the “post women’s right movement” generation in which she grew up.  After feeling self-assured and equal to men in academia, Hannah found the workplace… Continue Reading