I’m excited to tell you that my new video series, “Got a Minute? Let’s Talk Retirement,” will launch this week! These short videos will answer questions I’m asked frequently by lawyers and law firms about retirement – including some that many of you sent me in response to my recent request for questions. I will produce and post more videos over the next few months, so please continue sending me questions you would like me to address.
The first 18 videos cover a variety of subjects that present challenges for lawyers and law firms. Here are three examples:
• How will I know when I’m ready to retire?
Paying attention to your practice, workplace, and feelings will give you the clues you need to decide when it’s time to move on.
• How long does a client transition take?
Various factors affect how long it takes to transition clients, but it usually takes longer than you expect.
• How can we motivate partners to prepare successors and transition clients?
Partners are more likely to prepare successors and transfer clients if they appreciate the reasons, incentives and rewards for doing it, firm policies and practices are uniform, transparent and consistently applied, and they feel confident they will be treated fairly.
These and other videos are hosted on YouTube and my website. You can subscribe to the series at https://youtube.com/@idaabbott7166 and receive notifications when new videos are posted. Also, one video will appear each Wednesday on LinkedIn, so be sure to follow me there.
Because of the many topics addressed, I have sorted the videos into playlists to make them easier to find by subject area. So to find particular subjects more quickly, go to the Playlists tab on my YouTube page. Current playlists include:
• Retirement, Longevity and the Future
• Feelings and Attitudes
• Client Considerations
• Challenges for Lawyers
• Challenges for Law Firms
These videos supplement my self-paced Retirement by Design e-Course and my book, Retirement by Design. That book, which the Wall Street Journal featured as one of the best retirement books of 2020, continues to be included in lists of “Must read” books about retirement. One example is “16 Best Retirement Books to Read in 2023,” posted by Teambuilding.com. And you’ll find many articles, webcasts and other resources about retirement on my website, so be sure to stop by and visit.