Counsel to Counsel - Career Advice for Lawyers
About This Show
Counsel to Counsel is a bi-weekly podcast that addresses important career and marketing issues facing attorneys. The target audience is associates, counsel and partners at law firms of all sizes; but the podcast also addresses issues that are relevant to in-house counsel, law students or any lawyer who is looking for career insights inside or outside of the law.
Counsel to Counsel is aimed at individual lawyers who are looking to increase their own career satisfaction. The podcast features interviews with leading consultants, career professionals and marketing experts who advise attorneys on careers, marketing, law firm management and related issues. The guests are also a roster of successful attorneys who have found career satisfaction inside and outside the law.
Counsel to Counsel is a direct outgrowth of the blog Counsel to Counsel which Stephen Seckler has been publishing since 2005.
Since graduating from law school in the late 1980s, Stephen Seckler has been recruiting top legal talent, advising lawyers on career and marketing issues and working with major law firms, life sciences and technology companies to recruit top talent. He began blogging when legal blogging was in its infancy and his blog Counsel to Counsel was named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 in 2007 and 2008 (the first two years that list was in existence).
Steve has written extensively on career and marketing issues and he has spoken at many law school, law firm and bar association events. He served on the Boston Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Work Life Balance and was Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a part of the Law.Com Legal Blog Watch and over the years, he has been quoted frequently in the legal and business press.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 9-The Environmental Entrepreneur
In this episode, I speak with Charlie Lord, an attorney who has spent his entire career trying to solve environmental problems. Since graduating law school, Charlie has worked in the non-profit sector and more recently, in the the for profit space. While he is trained as a lawyer, Charlie has spent most of his career tackling environmental problems by creating organizations and companies that are working to address issues like environmental justice, greenhouse gases and a host of other environmental problems. His legal training helps him to achieve his objectives; but since clerking for the Appeals Court in DC, he has had an alternative legal career in the truest sense of the word. When I decided to go to law school in the 1980s, I was very idealistic and wanted to use my law degree to have a positive impact on the world. As an undergraduate, I was involved in a lot of environmental and other progressive causes and I enrolled in law school at Northeastern with the intention of being involved as a community activist. While I still try to make a positive contribution to the legal profession, the idealism of my younger days took a different turn. But Charlie Lord is someone who has held true to his values. After law school, Charlie founded two social ventures including Alternatives for Community and Environment which focuses on combating environmental blight in the inner city. After leaving ACE, he co-founded and ran the Urban Ecology Institute which worked on educating inner city youth about environmental issues. For the past 10 years, Charlie has been working in the for profit sector to address environmental problems. Today, his is a principal of Renew Energy Partners a company which invests in energy retrofits in commercial buildings to reduce energy costs and climate emissions. In this episode, Charlie offers some great career advice for lawyers interested in doing environmental work.