Welcome to Ida Abbott Consulting

where we focus on mentoring and sponsorship to help employers develop and retain legal talent, help individuals accelerate their careers, and help partners and law firms plan for leadership and retirement transitions.

Work with Ida


Consulting, personal mentoring and coaching, sponsorship promotion, training and speaking

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Focus on Mentoring

Building relationships that support professional development, career success, diversity, leadership and retirement

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Knowledge and insights that benefit organizations and individuals

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Hear my interview “We Can All Use a Champion,” on the ALPS blog, on Podbean or on YouTube.

Lawyers Guide to Mentoring by Ida Abbott

Listen to the NAWL Book Club discussion about The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring.

A Breakfast for Champions is designed to bring men into the conversation, inform and encourage them, and get them to sponsor women. Read more

Stroock owes its successful mentoring program in large part to Ida Abbott.  She was so generous with her time in consulting with us during the organizing process.  And then she ran an extremely popular seminar, sensitizing both mentors and mentees as to the overall goals of the program, and the details of how to make the relationship work.

-- Burt Lipshie, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan