Welcome to Ida Abbott Consulting

where we help individuals prepare for and transition into retirement, help law firms manage partner succession and retirement processes, and help employers develop, retain and advance legal talent through mentoring and sponsorship.

Work with Ida

Retirement By Design named one of The Wall Street Journal’s
“Best Books About Aging and Retirement of 2020”


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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Retirement Transitions

Helping organizations and individuals prepare for retirement of senior talent

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Find out how harnessing the powerful business principles of design thinking can make retirement your best chapter in life. Read More

Lawyers Guide to Mentoring by Ida Abbott

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

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

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ida at the International Bar Association conference in Buenos Aires this year. As session Chair, she created a relaxed atmosphere in which all the participants were excited to participate in the activities we had planned for them. In her own presentation she imparted a wealth of information and ideas about setting up and developing training programs in law firms, based on her own extensive experience. I highly recommend Ida as a conference speaker.

-- Shelley Dunstone, Owner, Legal Circles