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Get keys to success for managing and leading millennial lawyers from Susan Smith Blakely, Esq. in this 28-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
Join us for a discussion designed to share what you need to know as someone who will hire, manage, or otherwise work with the rising generation of millennial lawyers. This program will focus on:
- Defining the millennial generation and how the millennial generation affects the workplace now and in the future;
- The societal influencers that helped shape millennials and millennial lawyers and affected their values;
- The similarity between the values of millennial lawyers and the values of lawyers of the Greatest Generation;
- What millennial lawyers want in the workplace;
- How law firms needs to change to retain young talent and protect succession plans; and
- How millennial lawyers need to respond to be successful in private practice.
Stay tuned for the lengthy and insightful recorded Q&A session immediately following the initial presentation.
About the Expert
Susan Smith Blakely is a lawyer, author and motivational speaker. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with distinction, and Georgetown University Law Center, where she taught legal writing in a fellowship program.
After 25 years as a practicing attorney with experience in both the private and public sectors, Ms. Blakely retired as a law firm partner in 2006 to pursue writing, speaking and consulting on topics related to women lawyers through her company LegalPerspectives LLC. As a practicing lawyer, a public sector chief of staff, and more recently a business entrepreneur, she understands the challenges of both law and business.
Her books include: Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law (2009); Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer (2012); Best Friends at the Bar: Top-Down Leadership for Women Lawyers (2015; and What Millennial Lawyers Want: A Bridge from the Past to the Future of Law Practice (2018), all published by Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers.
Ms. Blakely speaks on the subjects addressed in her books at colleges and universities, law schools, law firms, and law organizations. She also provides individual and group career counseling, and her initiatives include are a multi-session program to supplement law firm Women’s Initiatives and a program to develop soft skills in junior lawyers to enhance career success and leadership potential.
Please consult her website at www.bestfriendsatthebar.com for more information on the Best Friends at the Bar project and a complete list of publications, awards and media recognition.
Ms. Blakely lives in Virginia outside of Washington, DC with her husband, also a lawyer. They have two children, a daughter and son, who practice law in New York City and Nashville, respectively.