Taking stock of your career during the final days of summer

I write a lot in this space about relationship building, reputation building and the tools you need to market your law practice. For those of you who practice in a law firm setting (either as an associate or as a partner), there are some bigger issues you should also address in your career.

  • Does the law firm where you practice provide you with the right platform to be successful?
  • Does the firm where you practice provide you with the right level of professional satisfaction?

There will always be tradeoffs when deciding where to build your career. But, what are some other questions you should ask yourself in order to assess whether your platform is the "right" platform?

To assist you in this, I created another audit tool. It is a similar format to the other tool I created to help assess your overall marketing effectiveness.

As we come into the final days of summer, now is a good time think about these questions. If your practice is slow, take time to complete one or both of the audits. You will get some feedback on how you can move into fall with some career or marketing momentum.

Tip courtesy of Stephen Seckler, president, Seckler Legal Consulting and Coaching.

Published August 15, 2013


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