Author(s): Patricia K. Gillette, Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Audra A. Dial, Cathy Fleming, Carol Frohlinger, Debbie Epstein Henry, Katherine Larkin-Wong, Janice P. Brown, Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D
Beyond Bias: Unleashing the Potential of Women in Law highlights the practical steps firms should be taking to address training, leadership, and retention, issues of female lawyers and how to start moving the needle.
Publication date: Jun 2017
Length: 90 pages
Business Development for Women Lawyers
Author(s): Patricia K. Gillette, Audra A. Dial, Nika Kabiri, Natasha Innocenti, Belinda Lester, Debbie Epstein Henry, Rachel Brushfield, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Pam Loch, Joanne Frears
Developing successful, authentic, out-of-the-box business development strategies in a largely male-dominated profession.
Publication date: Aug 2018
Length: 100 pages
Career Development for Women Lawyers
Author(s): Bailey Bosch, Rachel Brushfield, Yolanda Cartusciello, Susan Saltonstall Duncan, Rosalie Chamberlain, Debbie Epstein Henry, Joanne Frears, Patricia K. Gillette, Christie Guimond, Clare Harman Clark, Karen Johnson-McKewan, Nika Kabiri, Rachel Khiara, Belinda Lester, Pam Loch, Katherine Thomas, Susan Eandi, Monica Kurnatowska
For women, by women - to help female lawyers progress their careers in an industry still struggling with gender equality.
Publication date: Mar 2019
Length: 174 pages
Rainmakers: Born or Bred
Author(s): Patricia K. Gillette, Rebecca Harding
Rainmakers: Born or Bred is about changing the business development conversation and focusing on how remote working has impacted the way business opportunities can be cultivated and developed. The book explores the personal characteristics that are common in successful rainmakers – and what holds others back from achieving their true potential. The book advocates stripping away the negative associations many lawyers have with the “S” word – selling – as this is a crucial step in redefining our approach to business development. It explores the benefits to stepping out of the safety net of simply being a great lawyer – which is vital in today’s competitive market. Successful rainmakers know how to truly engage with clients, how to understand their business needs and challenges, and how to make their lives easier. This combination of skills attracts and builds sustainable, rewarding client relationships.
Publication date: Jan 2023
Length: 83 pages
The Handbook for Legal Innovation
Author(s): Nicola Shaver
Although legal innovation is critical for law firms, with clients pushing for more efficient, cost-effective, and automated services, very little has been written about how to drive successful enterprise-wide transformation efforts. As innovation and legal operations functions proliferate globally, Nicola Shaver has written the first definitive book to guide legal professionals through setting up an effective innovation function and driving successful culture change and initiatives across a legal organization.
In The Handbook for Legal Innovation, Shaver, the 2020 ILTA Legal Innovation Leader of the Year and a College of Law Practice Management Fellow, outlines how to set up an effective strategy for innovation, provides practical guides for conducting current-state audits, establishes frameworks to help identify project priorities, and outlines how to build and grow the right team. With 20 years of experience in the legal industry, including a decade each of practicing law and driving innovation initiatives in large legal organizations, Shaver draws upon her experience as well as broad industry knowledge to inform this practical guide.
Publication date: May 2023
Length: 294 pages