Special Note: As a service to attorneys who find themselves in transition and looking for work during these difficult times, PBI is pleased to offer this program free. There is no associated CLE credit.
Times are tough. Times are really tough for lawyers who have lost (or fear losing) their jobs. As firms downsize or close their doors, many attorneys, from senior partners to new associates, are being laid off and forced to ponder what to do next. Others are concerned about their future and are evaluating their options. This program, sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Division, assists lawyers who are either seeking employment or are considering new ways to further their legal careers during the current economic downturn. Our faculty also offers advice to those who counsel lawyers on how they can find employment while continuing to practice law in the interim.
Whatever your current employment situation, you will take away valuable advice on conducting an effective job search; what to do when you are “suddenly solo;” marketing yourself; and the ethical issues you will need to consider.
Covers --Suddenly Solo (professional responsibility rules; insurance; intersection of practical and ethical issues) --Setting up a Law Office --Marketing Yourself (strategic marketing primer; --Looking for a Job (five basic steps for an effective job search; self-assessment; practical parameters; identifying and researching career paths & jobs; benefits of using a search firm; research and networking; interviewing; resumes; choosing the job) --Dealing with Stress
Mary F. Platt, Esq., Practice Group Chair, Complex Litigation and ADR , Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP , Philadelphia