CCWC Career Strategies Conference 2017

Kathy Richardson is honored to have been invited again to speak at the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s Career Strategies Conference. This year, the conference is on September 27 through 29, 2017, at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency. Kathy will be speaking on the subjects of law firm partner, associate, and in-house compensation, negotiation, and…

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AIPLA Webinar on Professional Development

Joelle Schulze will be speaking on a webinar panel for the American Intellectual Property Law Attorneys on September 27th.  The webinar is titled, “Tips and Tricks to Getting your Next Job,” and will include discussions of diversity, bias, the Mansfield Rule, and advise about networking, resumes, social media, and more. Participants include: Elise Selinger (moderator)…

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Attorney Compensation Surveys, Reports and Resources, 2017

The following are links to some helpful resources and publications regarding attorney compensation issues, both in-house and in private practice: ALM and Corporate Counsel’s 2015 Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey —  http://www.almlegalintel.com/Samples/Sample-%20LDCBS.pdf   Minority Corporate Counsel of America’s 17thAnnual General Counsel Survey for 2017 –http://www.diversityandthebardigital.com/datb/november_december_2016?pg=16#pg16   Association of Corporate Counsel CLO Survey 2017 — http://www.acc.com/vl/public/Surveys/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=1449472&page=/legalresources/resource.cfm&qstring=show=1449472&title=ACC%20Chief%20Legal%20Officers%202017%20Survey%20%20Executive%20Summary&recorded=1   HBR Consulting’s Law…

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CCWC – Ask Kathy…. Are You Unemployed and in Transition? 16 Job Search Strategies to Consider to Get Back Into the Legal Market

Are You Unemployed and in Transition? 16 Job Search Strategies to Consider to Get Back Into the Legal Market  Question:  I am a lawyer who left my job four years ago to take care of my newborn. I am ready to return to the workforce. My challenge is that the job search process has been…

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Texas Minority Counsel Program 2016

Kathy and Joelle are headed to Dallas for the Texas Minority Counsel Program this week!  TMCP is a State Bar of Texas program designed to support the career advancement of women and minority attorneys.  The unique 3-day CLE program spans substantive legal topics, career development, and business development, with an optional interview track where outside…

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Corporate Counsel Women of Color 2016

The Twelfth Annual Corporate Counsel Women of Color (“CCWC”) Career Strategies Conference is in Las Vegas from September 21st to 23rd, 2016.  Kathy is speaking again this year, continuing her work on the groundbreaking CCWC compensation survey and discussing compensation negotiation tips.  This event is sold out as usual with over 700 attendees.  We thank…

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GAACC’s Ovation Gala 2016

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) is having it’s annual Ovation gala on May 20th.  The GAACC will be honoring successful businesses and organizations who are making the community a better place.  HR Legal Search will have a table at the event and Kathy and…

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The Urge to Merge

We often consult with law firms that wish to grow via mergers and the hiring of partner groups. There were record numbers of law firm combinations announced in U.S. last year and this strong activity continues into 2016.  If you are interested in discussing the landscape of the group and merger market, reach out to…

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Center for Women in Law Spring 2016

The Center for Women in Law is having its biennial Award Luncheon on April 15th at the JW Marriott in Austin.  Kathy will be in attendance, so let her know if you’ll be there too!  https://law.utexas.edu/cwil/2016-awards-luncheon/ The Center for Women in Law is a national program, resource center, and educational institution that is located at The…

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9th Annual Women’s Resource Fair

The Women’s Resource Fair is a wonderful annual project of the Austin Young Lawyers’ Association and Foundation, originally founded and organized by the fantastic local attorney, Liz Branch.  Liz came to Austin from San Diego, where the local bar organization has a similar program, and she worked tirelessly to marshal resources and service providers to…

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CCWC Career Strategies Conference 2016

Save the date for the Corporate Counsel Women of Color’s 12th Annual Career Strategies Conference!  This fantastic conference is being held in Las Vegas this year from September 21st to 23rd, 2016.  Look for Kathy who will be speaking in several sessions on topics including salary negotiations and work/life balance.  http://ccwomenofcolor.org/ccwc-2016.html 

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NBA-CLS Corporate Counsel Conference 2016

Kathy just returned from the National Bar Association – Commercial Law Section’s  29th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference in Scottsdale.  She spoke on a networking panel which has kicked off an ongoing project to research and connect black attorneys across the United States region-by-region.  Next year’s conference will be in Atlanta in February 2017.  http://nbacls.com/events/

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TMCP 2016 – Save the Date

This year’s Texas Minority Counsel Program (“TMCP”) will be held in Dallas on November 9-11, 2016. TMCP is a State Bar of Texas program designed to support the career advancement of women and minority attorneys.  The unique 3-day CLE program spans substantive legal topics, career development, and business development, with an optional interview track where…

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Attorney Compensation Surveys, Reports and Resources, 2013

The following are links to some helpful resources and publications regarding attorney compensation issues, both in-house and in private practice: ALM and Corporate Counsel’s 2013 Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey [This survey covers 4,851 attorneys in 9 job categories within 188 corporate law departments.]– http://www.almlegalintel.com/SurveyDescription.aspx?id=w7GYPXToQVk=&type=fEFgIaD+grg= Minority Corporate Counsel of America and Navigant’s 14thAnnual General Counsel Survey…

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