Transitioning lawyers out of your law firm
In the current economy, many law firms and corporate legal departments face the difficult task of terminating some of their lawyers - in spite of their talents.
Legal outplacement services allow employers to right-size in a way that furthers business objectives, makes the best of an unhappy situation, and preserves good will among laid-off as well as remaining lawyers. After all, you never know when the lawyer you let go today will be in a position to hire or refer your firm tomorrow.
To help with this transition, many law firms and legal departments retain Roy Ginsburg to provide skilled outplacement coaching and legal career counseling to their terminated attorneys.
As a lawyer who has practiced more than 30 years in law-firm, solo and corporate legal department settings, Roy serves as a realistic sounding-board when it comes to the opportunities available in today's legal job market.
Roy offers ongoing support, confidence-building and motivation to help laid-off lawyers get through this difficult time - and end up in a better place in terms of professional and personal satisfaction. He helps outplaced lawyers:
Adjust to the considerable shock of job loss and the fear of job transition;
Develop an individualized and realistic job-search plan by assessing the attorney's transferable skills, education, experience and aspirations; and
Implement the job-search plan via resume development, networking, interview strategies and skills, and negotiation of compensation.
A talented partner at a large law firm was asked to leave after he was unable to build his own book of business. After a few months of paralysis, the lawyer asked his firm for help with outplacement. He was not a natural networker, but Roy helped him feel more comfortable in this environment. He ended up forming a solo practice, secured by work provided by a client he met in his job search.
A laid-off general counsel was looking for a position at another corporation. She specifically requested to work with Roy as her outplacement counselor. Roy provided the support this lawyer needed to work through the initial emotions of job loss as well as the encouragement and motivation she needed to look forward to her next opportunity. After a period of focused networking, this lawyer found another GC position.
A laid-off general counsel was offered services from a "one size fits all" outplacement provider. Instead, she turned to Roy, because he specializes in the legal job market. The lawyer wanted to consider a few options - working for a law firm, finding another general counsel position and going solo. Roy helped her realistically weigh the pros and cons of each - which led to a more focused, realistic and eventually successful job search.
Roy's article on lawyer outplacement:
"Networking Professionally and Ethically"
"Build Your Practice"
"Law Practice for Sale"
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.
"Business Case for Diversity"
"Client Service: Effective and Ethical"
"Networking Your Way to a Successful Career"