Can BigLaw Accommodate the Needs of Women?

08.07.12 | Posted By: Susan Duncan
A growing number of women are placing a higher priority on having a high paying career than they did fifteen years ago. According to a Pew Research Study, while women have surpassed men in education achievement since 1999, 66% of women between the age of 18 and 34 now cite a high-paying career as high priority Read More

What Rainmaker Traits and Skills are Required for Success?

07.31.12 | Posted By: Susan Duncan
For so many years, the term “rainmakers” has referred to partners in firms who bring in new clients and have “big books of business.”  Merriam-Webster defines a rainmaker as “A person (as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business.”  Fifty years ago, many firms relied on only one or two or just Read More

Does the Legal Profession Need Radical Change?

07.23.12 | Posted By: Susan Duncan
In September, a group of high level leaders in the legal profession will convene in New York City to “solve the worst legal job market in 20 years.”   Those invited to the meeting by New York City Bar Association President Carey Dunne will be asked to identify the causes for these woes and to make recommendations to Read More

Women Need Sponsors More than Mentors in Order to Succeed

07.13.12 | Posted By: Susan Duncan
There is a big difference between the role of a mentor and that of a sponsor. While effective mentors can be important for career success, effective sponsors are critical.  According to Collins World English Dictionary, A mentor is “a wise or trusted adviser or guide.” To mentor is to “act as a mentor to someone; to train someone.” Read More