|Seminars and Programs|
Legal Career Management Programs
Managing Your Legal Career
In this entertaining, fast-paced presentation, legal career expert Cliff Ennico takes you step by step through each stage of the career planning process and discloses the secrets of success in a legal career. Sections include: how to find the right legal specialty; whether your personality is a good "fit" for a legal career; how to "fit" in a law firm, corporation or government agency; legal resumes and cover letters; how to interview for a legal job; answering the most common interview questions; what to do once you land a legal job; surviving "office politics" in law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies; how to determine when it's time to leave the law; and making the transition to a nonlegal career. Designed for a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. format with 90 minute lunch break, two 15-minute breaks between sections and 30-minute Q&A session.
Finding Legal Jobs in a Crowded Market
In this presentation, Mr. Ennico focuses on the tools and skills necessary to find a legal job in an intensely competitive market. Coverage includes: finding the right "fit" in the legal profession; researching job opportunities, resumes, cover letters and information interviews. Designed for an all-morning, all-afternoon or evening format.
To add a personal dimension to this program, Mr. Ennico will conduct a "resume clinic" in your career placement or outplacement office. Participants would sign up in advance for a ten to fifteen minute meeting with Mr. Ennico to discuss their resumes and receive one-on-one feedback.
The Legal Job Interview
Tied to Cliff Ennico's best-selling book, The Legal Job Interview: Winning the Law-Related Job in Today's Market, this presentation focuses on interviewing skills with a legal twist. Coverage includes: sizing up the legal job interviewer; preparing for the legal job interview in little or no time; how to conduct yourself during the interview; the author's personal secret to interviewing success; handling the most common interview questions; keeping the interview going even after it is finished; the luncheon or dinner interview; and maintaining your polished "interview image" long after you have won the legal job you want. Designed for an all-morning or all-afternoon format which may be combined with breakfast, lunch or "brown bag" sandwiches.
To add a personal dimension to this program, Mr. Ennico will conduct an "interview clinic" in your career placement or outplacement office. Participants would sign up in advance for a ten to fifteen minute mock interview with Mr. Ennico and would send him their resume in advance. Each participant would receive one-on-one feedback on their presentation and resumes from Mr. Ennico.
Finding Success, and Perhaps Happiness, in the Legal Profession
In this presentation, Mr. Ennico focuses on the attitudes, tools and skills necessary to get ahead as a lawyer in private practice, a corporation's legal department, or a government agency. Coverage includes: how and when to choose the right legal specialty; how to attract and keep the right kind of clientele; how to market yourself to lawyers, clients and others; conducting yourself on the job; surviving "law office politics"; and positioning yourself for career advancement. Designed for an all-morning, all-afternoon or evening format.
How to Make Law Review, and What to Do Once You're There
Tied to Cliff Ennico's new book, Making Law Review: How to Write the Winning Case Comment, this program is an intensive half-day seminar on the subtle art of writing case comments in a law review (or other student journal) legal writing competition.
Designed for commencements, luncheon and dinner meetings, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. Mr. Ennico has prepared remarks on the following topics:
Mr. Ennico is prepared to discuss any topic in the field of legal career management.
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