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Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery 2013 (Audio-only)

Released on: Mar. 18, 2013
Running Time: 01:02:30

There will be no CLE credit for this briefing.

Taken from the briefing Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery recorded March, 2013.

Mentoring has not been a priority in many law firms during the recent years of economic turbulence and rapid change. Yet it is an essential investment in legal talent because firms cannot function or survive without well-prepared and confident associates to meet current and future client needs, become law firm partners and serve as law firm leaders. Now as the economic recovery takes hold, firms must again focus on this critical professional development activity. This program will examine the mechanics of mentoring and present strategies for making mentoring successful in your firm.

Lecture Topics  [Total Time: 01:02:30]

Using an interview format, Ari L. Kaplan and Ida O. Abbott will discuss how mentoring can:
  • Build social capital among lawyers, strengthen law firm culture and retain top talent
  • Accelerate associates' learning and development
  • Improve practice and project management
  • Increase professional engagement and career satisfaction

Ida O. Abbott
, President of Ida Abbott Consulting LLC, helps employers develop, manage and retain legal talent. She also serves as a mentor and coach to high achieving individuals seeking professional success. A former trial lawyer and Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, she is author of several books, including The Lawyer's Guide to Mentoring and Lawyers' Professional Development: The Legal Employer's Comprehensive Guide, 2d Edition.

Ari L. Kaplan is the principal of Ari Kaplan Advisors, which provides digital marketing and business development training, as well as law-related copywriting services, for professionals worldwide. Named to the inaugural Fastcase 50 list of innovators in the law, he is the author of Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (Thomson-West, 2008).

Presentation Material

  • Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery
    Ida O. Abbott
  • Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery
    Ari L. Kaplan
Ida O. Abbott ~ Ida Abbott Consulting LLC
Ari L. Kaplan ~ Ari Kaplan Advisors

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