In this episode, Stephen E. Seckler, Esq. talks about how lawyers should adopt marketing strategies that feel comfortable and how hiring a coach make a big difference in building a law practice. Steve also talks about how he coaches lawyers through career transitions. He describes the work he is now doing with senior lawyers who are trying to decide what comes next. Steve is host of his own podcast, Counsel to Counsel. He is a lawyer who has dedicated his entire career to helping attorneys find more career satisfaction.
- How young lawyers can overcome marketing challenges (3:52)
- Marketing tips for all kinds of lawyers (15:18)
- The importance of getting a coach and business development tips (27:44)
- The next stage for seniors (36:54)
“Find a niche that you really like and enjoy, really go deep with that niche, you want to be known for something. When you're a young lawyer, again, the focus really should be on being a great lawyer giving great client service.” - Stephen Seckler
ABOUT STEPHEN SECKLER
Stephen Seckler, President of Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching
Legal Recruiting and Coaching
Stephen Seckler is a lawyer with over 25 years with marketing and career counseling experience working with other attorneys. He hosts the Counsel to Counsel Podcast where he interviews leading attorneys and consultants about the legal profession and his blog Counsel to Counsel has been twice named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100.
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