What’s REALLY Safe?

These are strange times we are living in. For the first time ever, my law firm recruiter friends can take a two week vacation in August. “Back to school” means kids might only be in a classroom two days a week. For me, an “oddity” that I am witnessing is having really good roles to … Continued

Two Suggestions for Managing Your Mental Well-Being

It’s August and the uncertainty the pandemic has caused still remains five months later. I have been thinking a lot about the emotional toll COVID has reaped. As I speak to clients, I hear fatigue and a low-grade depression. In the same sentence where they acknowledge how lucky they are to have a job and … Continued

2020 Wellness Summit

Last week I attended Momentum Events’ inaugural Employee Wellness Summit for Law Firms and Professional Services in Fort Lauderdale. This is a topic I am deeply passionate about. It was a truly fabulous event packed with more than 20 experts who shared their insights on creating effective well-being programs for legal professionals. I walked away … Continued

Take Courageous Action!

I have been reflecting a lot on the state of our current divisive political climate and anti-immigrant sentiment, and the whole situation makes me feel sad. As someone who came to this country as a refugee and who has had the opportunity to build a truly magnificent life, my normal state is deep gratitude. I … Continued

Insights From the 2020 Marketing Partner Forum

Last week I attended Thomson Reuters Legal Education Institute’s Marketing Partner Forum in Florida. Spending three days away from the office is a big investment of time, but I am happy to report that attending this conference proved to have great ROI! I learned a ton and was surrounded by inspiring law firm marketers, committed … Continued

End of Year Gratitude

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong! This is one of the last concepts I learned during my immersive year studying with Tony Robbins. It sounded good, but two years ago I really didn’t understand how it was possible. Since then, I have been starting to get a glimpse of how to experience … Continued

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I still remember my first Thanksgiving 50 years ago. We had arrived from Poland a few months earlier that year. One day in November I came home from first grade very excited; I told my mother we needed to buy a turkey. She didn’t know what a turkey was because … Continued

Are You Managing Others’ Expectations?

We often throw around the term “manage expectations” at work, but what does it really mean, and why is it so important? In the placement work we do, we pride ourselves on managing the candidate’s and firm’s expectations by communicating job responsibilities and salary requirements and even the intangibles such as culture. Our goal is … Continued

Finding Top Talent in a Tight Market

The market is filled with new job opportunities! Since January we have had no fewer than 30 jobs to fill at any given time. This is great, but finding top talent in an expanding job market can be very challenging for law firms. The limited pool of strong candidates is most pervasive at the coordinator … Continued

What Playing Full Out Looks Like

Do you even feel frustrated that life and work are not going as you had hoped? If your answer is yes, then I want to ask you another question: Do you play full out in your life most days? Playing full out means acting on most opportunities that come to mind, even if they are … Continued