May 19

Does your work recurrently bring you in contact with clients who have been the victims of traumatizing/stressful experiences?  Lawyers often forget to check in with their own wellbeing, but consider whether you may have absorbed some of this stress and whether it may be affecting your own wellbeing.  For more information about “Vicarious Trauma” and the short-term group LCL is offering, click here.

Nov 13

Join in an 8-session series, “Managing Your Work Search Process,” starting on December 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at the Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West Street, Boston.  This series is designed for lawyers between jobs, dealing with a layoff, or seeking a first legal job, in a challenging legal marketplace.

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You will learn strategies to help you optimize your professional strengths. Topics include tips on networking and informational interviews, improving your marketability, how to utilize social media and resume and cover letter writing samples. The eight seminars will include:

  • Getting Started: Identification of Skills, Experience and Professional Interests
  • Launching Your Search
  • Strategic Outreach: Developing a Personal Connection
  • Strategic Outreach: Managing the Networking Process
  • Personal Presentation: Interviewing Skills
  • Mental Self-Management: Staying Positive and Proactive
  • Finding a Satisfying Legal Position When Most of Them Are Not Advertised (Small Law Firms Offer Big Options)
  •  Moving Forward: Making the Most of What Is

Dasha Tcherniakovskaia, program chair, is getting her master’s degree in mental health counseling at Lesley University. She is changing careers after devoting 10+ years to corporate law.  She has worked as a paralegal at a major financial institution and an associate at a large Boston law firm.

Massachusetts Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section is the Sponsoring Section.

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The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, ending March 18,2014


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May 31

On the heels of our recently well-received collaborative groups with LOMAP (Gettings Things Done and Your Practice is Your Business), and in anticipation of the next such group starting late fall, LCL is offering a 6-session discussion group to provide peer-to-peer input and encouragement in putting new knowledge into action.  We will revisit topics previously covered in a more didactic way, including goal setting, marketing, getting paid, overcoming procrastination, maintaining a sane schedule to balance professional and personal life, and managing relationships with clients.  Specific content will derive from whatever topics are brought in by participants.  Handouts from past groups will be available.

LCL psychologist Dr. Jeff Fortgang will facilitate this group, which will meet on the following Fridays at 12:30 pm:  June 28, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, and September 20.  You must be pre-registered for this group.  Contact Dr. Fortgang at or at (617) 482-9600.

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