YourABA: December 2013
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Webinar: Top traits for success on the job

CareerAdvice Live! is a free monthly webinar series that offers practical tips on selected topics — some for seasoned lawyers and others for new lawyers or law students. Experienced career counselor Kathy Morris, an author and speaker at attorney career programs nationwide, will host the 45-minute webinar at 1 p.m. ET on the second Friday of each month.

Coming this month:

Top Traits for Success on the Job
1 p.m. ET, Friday, Dec. 13

Law practice is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor ... and that's good news. But there are commonalities successful lawyers share. Join our prominent presenters who will focus on:

  • Traits that "go-to" lawyers evince (confidence) or avoid (indecisiveness)
  • Traits that may matter most but that lawyers often overlook (optimism and resilience)
  • Traits you can work on developing or deepening ... and ways to work past those that, sadly, could hold you back from having the career you envision.

Featured speakers:

Paula Davis-Laack is an internationally published writer, stress and resilience expert, and positive psychology practitioner who works with lawyers, law students and maxed out professionals to help them prevent burnout and build their resilience to stress. Laack has trained stress management, burnout prevention and resilience skills to thousands of professionals, including educators, lawyers, managers, C-suite executives, students and military personnel in the Middle East, South Korea, France, Australia and throughout the United States.

Jim Lovelace has worked in the legal career development field since 2000. He has served in the roles of associate director for career development at the George Washington University Law School; manager of lawyer development at Miller & Chevalier Chartered; and, currently, director of attorney training and development at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. At Pillsbury, Lovelace has firm-wide responsibilities for training (through Pillsbury University) and talent development initiatives in various areas, including coaching, mentoring, attorney integration and career management.

Kathy Morris, the CareerAdvice Live! series moderator, founded Under Advisement Ltd. in 1988 to provide advice to lawyers, law students and legal employers about job search, practice readiness and work performance issues. A former criminal defense lawyer and law school ethics professor, she is also a leader in the lawyer training and development field, a published author and a frequent speaker at legal career programs nationwide.

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