Host Craig Williams and I discuss retirement as part of lawyers’ career life cycle on the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast. We cover many topics, including when to start thinking about retiring from law practice, steps lawyers can take to prepare for retirement, and life post-retirement.
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium has a new website. Check it out and become a member. And be sure to save the date for our next national conference, October 6-8, 2022 in Chicago!
If you’re attending the 2022 ALA Annual Conference in Kissimmee, FL, let’s get together! I’ll be speaking there on Creating Your Ideal Retirement.
I presented in the “Attorney Retirement and Cognitive Decline Webinar” sponsored by the West Virginia Judicial & Lawyer Assistance Program. You can watch this important program on YouTube and also on the West Virginia State Bar website. My session, on “Retirement by Design, Not Default,” starts around minute 1:02. The other presenters spoke about “The Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline,” and “Preparing for Retirement & Addressing Cognitive Decline.”
I was delighted to participate in a program on “Preparing for Lift Off: Starting Your Personal Journey to Post-Practice Life,” sponsored by the Senior Lawyers Division of the ABA, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), and others. We had a great discussion about many aspects of contemplating, planning, transitioning and living in retirement. You can watch the program here.
Jessica Natkin and Jessica Hernandez gave me the honor of writing the Foreword to their new book, Let’s Coach All the Lawyers, published by NALP. Both authors are legal talent development experts and coaches, and the book explains everyday coaching techniques that can be used by legal talent professionals, human resource professionals, partners, and mentors to enhance lawyers’ professional and career development.
I enjoyed being a guest on Steve Fretzin’s “Be That Lawyer” podcast. We discussed many subjects, including realigning your values and your work, developing and retaining talent, challenges lawyers face when considering and thinking about retirement, and designing your future by choice, not by default. You can listen to the podcast here.
I did a program with Aileen Leventon and Don Frederico on “Facing the Challenges of Retirement Beyond Financial Planning,” for the Cornell Law School Alumni Association. We had a great conversation about new ways to think about, plan for and enjoy retirement. You can listen to it to here.
For her Zestful Aging podcast series, Nicole Christina and I spoke about a host of issues related to retirement. The podcast will be posted on November 27, so calendar the date and tune in to listen.
In this event sponsored by the ACC, I’ll be facilitating a discussion with in-house counsel about the dynamics surrounding the retirement of outside counsel.
On February 23, I’ll be doing a webinar for the Minnesota State Bar Association Civil Litigation Section on “Mentoring in the Virtual World and Beyond.”
The Stanford Center on Longevity designated Retirement By Design as “Recommended Reading,” calling it “Part philosophy, part career guide, and part trusted friend who asks hard questions…” You can read the review here.
I will discuss “Planning for Retirement – Yes, it should be a plan,” during the week-long virtual Innovation and Legaltech Week 2021 Conference, February 8-12, 2021. This Australia-based global conference, which is entirely free and open to all, will offer a comprehensive look at how the legal industry is changing and how its continuous improvement can be sustained. Part of the conference will be live and part, including my session (in conversation with Terri Mottershead), will be recorded and available on demand beginning February 1. More information about the conference, a list of all the conference programs, and the registration page are available here.