News & Events

NALP 2024 Annual Education Conference

I’ll join Kari Jensen Thomas and Marcia Pennington Shannon on a panel discussing “Retired Partners: Easing the Retirement Process and Engagement in Alumni Programs” at this year’s NALP Annual Education Conference in Boston. 

New York City Bar Association

I’ll present a webinar on “Retirement by Design: Creating a Happy and Purposeful Future.”

Retirement and Succession: Resolving Challenges, Maximizing Opportunities

I’ll be discussing this topic with members at the Gladstone CMO Roundtable in San Francisco.

Article on Retirement and Succession Planning

Sharon Meit Abrahams wrote an excellent article, “Start 2024 By Considering the Synergy Between Retirement and Succession, Planning,” for She interviewed me for the article and I’m pleased that she included several quotes of my comments.

Designing Your Post-Career Life

I’ll be presenting a webinar for the Smith College Alumnae Business Network where I’ll discuss a retirement planning framework, help you understand what is most important to you as well as what is holding you back, and explain how to generate and test ideas that could bring you the post-career life you dream of. We’ll also explore some of the special issues that women face when they retire.

Podcast: The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Retirement

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.

National Legal Mentoring Consortium

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!

Creating Your Ideal Retirement

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.

Attorney Retirement and Cognitive Decline Webinar

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.”

Preparing for Lift Off: Starting Your Personal Journey to Post-Practice Life

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.

Let’s Coach All the Lawyers

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.

Realigning Your Values and Considering Retirement

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.

Cornell Law School Alumni Association

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.

Zestful Aging podcast

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.

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