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Gil Allison has in-depth career consulting expertise in working with lawyers at all levels, from major law firms and corporations. His experience includes consulting with both individuals who have chosen to remain practicing law and those who have decided to leave the law, leveraging their legal experience and skills. In addition to assisting lawyers in managing a successful job search, he has a growing practice in working with individuals needing to develop longer-term career management strategies.

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Bruce Blackwell, President and Founder of Career Strategies International, Inc., in White Plains, NY, has been advising attorneys on career transition issues for nearly twenty years. He brought to that discipline two decades of corporate marketing and management experience. Early in his career, he was an award-winning editor and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for Gannett Newspapers.

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Kathleen Brady has over 20 years of experience counseling attorneys on job search strategies including identifying opportunities and learning to network; interviewing and negotiating, and recovering from a layoff. She also assists attorneys with professional development issues including communications skills, career planning, delegating and supervising, delivering feedback, effective mentoring and time management.
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Andrea G. Eisenberg is a thoughtful, practical career services leader with over 15 years experience working with lawyers in law firms and legal departments. She has worked with associates and partners at all levels to help them navigate the most appropriate and effective career shifts. Her experience includes working with lawyers who wish to continue working in law firms, attorneys who want to move to in-house law departments and lawyers who prefer transitioning to a career outside of the law, still using their legal experience and skills. She has developed customized services to fit the needs of career changers, women in transition and individuals seeking an active retirement, or portfolio career.
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Cynthia Leeds Friedlander is an executive coach, management consultant, career and communication coach, educator, lecturer, trainer, counselor, and group facilitator. Her areas of expertise include Communication, Executive Coaching, Professional Presence, Career Management/Transition, Leadership Development, Conflict Resolution, and Teambuilding. She has maintained a private career consulting and executive coaching practice since 1979, Cynthia Leeds Friedlander Consulting Services.
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Carol Kanarek
has provided career-related services to lawyers and law firms for over 20 years. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Anthropology, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a legal writing instructor and taught Women and the Law to undergraduates.

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Hillary Mantis, Esq. is a career consultant and the author of Alternative Careers for Lawyers, and co-author of Jobs For Lawyers . She consults with clients in private practice, including those seeking new legal careers or alternative legal careers, and with pre-law and law students, as well as with lawyers returning to the workplace. .............................................................................................>> read more




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Phyllis Sherman is a Management Consultant with an extensive background in Career Transition/Career Management, Executive Coaching, and Team Engagement She has provided consulting services to clients in a wide variety of industries, including well known top New York law firms, Fortune 100 companies and both private and publicly traded companies.

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Julia Herr Smith founded Esquire Prep, LLC to help law students and junior attorneys get the best jobs and start their careers off on the right track. Before launching Esquire Prep, Julia practiced with White & Case LLP in their New York City office.

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Vera Sullivan, M.A., has worked in the legal industry for 31 years, specializing in career and outplacement counseling, diversity recruiting, and business development coaching.

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