March 2011

Being Terminated and Staying Rational
By Sheryl Odentz, President, Progress in Work LLC

When an attorney receives a notice of termination, it can be both psychologically and financially devastating. Some are so overwhelmed by this news that they deny their reality rather than take the steps necessary to secure suitable future employment.

This state of denial can be so profound that they may go as far as to convince themselves that their termination notice was only a warning. They can continue to mire themselves in work for the firm that has just terminated them to reaffirm their professional competence and ignore their top priority of searching for and securing a new position.

Overwhelmed by feelings of fear and shame and confused about what to do next, terminated attorneys can become paralyzed or ˇ§stuck.ˇ¨ More

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Lord & Taylor Shopping Event
Lawyers Connect- First Thursdays

March 3, 6-9 pm

Writing and Publishing for Business and Professional Development
March 8, 2011 6 pm

Career Search Support Group
March 9, 12:30-1:30 pm

Parenthood and the Legal Profession: Planning for Pregnancy, Maternity Leave and Beyond

March 9, 6:15 - 8:30 pm

Minority Attorneys: Rebalance Your Career Asset Portfolio
March 10, 6:30-8:30 pm

Using Your Law Degree for Something Other than Practicing LawˇK
March 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Intelligent Interviewing: Telling Your Story, Selling Yourself
March 16, 6 pm

Effective Technology for the Small Law Firm
March 17, 12:30-2:00 pm

Smart Marketing Means Ready, Aim, Fire: Ready for Effective Marketing?
March 24, 8:30-10 am

Exploring a Career in a Small Firm: A Program for Law Students
March 29, 6:30 pm

Connecting with Clients in a Loosely-Connected World
Professional Development Workshop
March 31, 8:30 am-10:15 am

Lawyer to Entrepreneur in 2011
March 31, 6:30 pm