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Counsel to Counsel is a podcast for attorneys who are looking for insights to help increase their overall career satisfaction.  You can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also listen to episodes from this home page.  In each episode, I introduce you to consultants who have been shaping the legal industry and attorneys who have done interesting and sometimes unconventional things with their careers.  My guests will share with you tips on how to achieve greater career and marketing success. Some will talk about the ways they have built fulfilling careers outside of the practice. Through this series, I hope to identify ways that you can find more happiness as a lawyer.  If you'd like to learn more about me, I invite you to visit my website at www.seckler.com.  There you will find links to my blog and to many career and marketing resources.  If you like this show, please review it on iTunes. Your comments are always welcome.  Feel free to reach out to me at legal@seckler.com if you'd like to discuss your own career or marketing concerns.  I'm always happy to speak with lawyers about their careers and I enjoy talking about marketing.

Nov 11, 2019

I’ve been working with lawyers for over two decades to help them hone their networking skills. At the same time, I’m always looking for ways to improve my own effectiveness in business relationship building. And so I was intrigued when a number of lawyers mentioned to me that they had joined a great business networking group called Provisors.

Groups like this have always appealed to me but it had been a long time since I had participated in a more structured networking group.

In the early 2000s, I formed my own group of professionals who were selling services to the legal profession. It was a great way to connect with other vendors to the legal community but it was small and eventually the group fizzled out.

In the interim, I have continued to participate actively in Bar Association activities and over the years, I’ve participated in a number of nonprofits. But I knew I was missing out on having a more structured way to expand my professional network.

Then this past Spring, I sat down for coffee with today’s guest and since that time, my professional networking has speeded up dramatically. With her encouragement, I decided to join Provisors. And it has been a game changer for me.

On today’s show, I am very pleased to welcome Jennifer Taddeo, a partner at the law firm Conn Kavanaugh in Boston. Jenn speaks with me about what she has learned about networking and how Provisors has been tremendously helpful in building her own network. She shares some great tips for getting the greatest benefit from the group and how to increase your networking effectiveness more generally.

I also speak with Jenn about her own career transitions and what general advice she has for women looking to advance in the law.

Jennifer D. Taddeo is a partner at Conn Kavanaugh in Boston where she concentrates her practice in estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administration, elder law and long term care planning, as well as special needs planning.  She provides service to individuals, families, fiduciaries, entrepreneurs, and business owners. She is experienced in drafting wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and other estate planning documents.

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