62 ABA Journal Leadership Development articles.
My grandfather used to say, “Life is a movie, and we’re all just actors in that story.” And just as all good stories have heroes, understanding who they are and what they want can help lawyers learn to become what I call a “Rainstar.” A Rainstar is a lawyer with a tremendous ability to generate significant revenue for their firm while excelling at client satisfaction and retention.
Jun 1, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
Can teams operate in a gritty and growth mindset-oriented way, and if so, does that make them more successful?
Apr 24, 2023 4:07 PM CDT
Dec 14, 2022 8:38 AM CST
Dec 14, 2022 8:37 AM CST
An intrepid cavalier King Charles spaniel inspired a microincubator program aimed at giving associates room to develop leadership skills, foster creative thinking and facilitate collaboration with colleagues in different locations and practice areas.
Dec 12, 2022 8:45 AM CST
Revenue growth for law firms was “a modest” 4.1% for the first nine months of 2022, compared to growth of 14.7% in the same period last year, according to a client advisory by Citi Private Bank’s law firm group and Hildebrandt Consulting.
Dec 9, 2022 9:10 AM CST
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is launching a new survey to assess how the motherhood penalty and other caregiver bias impacts the careers of female lawyers.
Sep 8, 2022 2:00 PM CDT
Aug 29, 2022 8:42 AM CDT
It’s no secret that lawyers are asked to attend or preside over many kinds and types of meetings. But not everyone has formal training in running them.
Aug 24, 2022 8:36 AM CDT
In the past two years alone, we went from rising unemployment rates to the “Great Resignation” to where I believe we stand now: the Great Reevaluation of Priorities. Today’s workers care about who they work for and how and where they do so.
Jul 12, 2022 8:00 AM CDT
For young litigators who want to be considered “a lawyer’s lawyer,” careers spent mostly working from home may not get you to where you want to be, according to two BigLaw partners who have been trying cases for more than 30 years.
Mar 28, 2022 8:38 AM CDT
The ABA Young Lawyers Division has launched the Leadership Academy to continue to promote and advance lawyers who have been historically marginalized and underrepresented in the legal profession.
Mar 25, 2022 11:31 AM CDT
Mar 8, 2022 11:12 AM CST
For the first time, African Americans are leading four major national bar associations at once. “It’s important when there is a spotlight on Black history to show that the four of us have achieved this unique thing,” says Douglas K. Burrell, who heads the Defense Research Institute. “It is incredible for each of us to be president of our organizations. It is even more incredible for four of us to be presidents at the same time.”
Feb 23, 2022 10:41 AM CST
“Ten years of practicing law is an appropriate time to contemplate the past and reflect on what worked and what didn’t. If you’re a young lawyer or law student ... , I hope my experiences as a solo practitioner and the following lessons can help you.”
Feb 1, 2022 10:58 AM CST