Law firms and corporate law departments retain Greiner Consulting to assist attorneys at all levels in managing their career transitions more effectively. Whether attorneys are referred on an involuntary basis for outplacement, or longer-term career planning, or whether they seek out career counseling on a voluntary basis, we recognize that the best results are achieved when our objectives are firmly aligned with those of our clients.
We encourage participating attorneys to think of us as partners in their transition process. Our goal at the outset is to establish as strong a working relationship as possible with each and every attorney we counsel. We begin the process using various tools of both professional- and self-assessment through which we determine the direction of the search. Utilizing our market knowledge, together with a clear understanding of our clients’ goals, we help the attorneys identify the most promising opportunities in their areas of interest.Then, by means of rigorous presentation and interview training, extensive resume and cover letter preparation, and strategic networking advice, we enable the attorneys to maximize their potential, to market their skills appropriately, and, ultimately, to negotiate the best possible offer. Throughout this potentially sensitive process, we provide early intervention and support for any difficult professional and personal issues that arise as a result of the separation.
Our extensive network of contacts in the legal community enhances our ability to help participants identify and pursue opportunities within a variety of law firms, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, we have broad experience counseling attorneys in forming new enterprises.
Transition Programs for Partners and Counsel
Our programs are tailored to meet the special needs of the most senior-level professional whose separation involves complex and delicate issues for both the participant and the firm, and include the full complement of transition support. Services for the most senior-level attorneys require substantial time, consideration and strategic planning, and demand a candid assessment of market factors. Partners and Counsel confront a wide array of challenges that may include poorly defined and loosely established recruitment and placement pathways, more competitively sought positions, and shifting market demand for certain expertise.
Transition Programs for Associates
Through one-on-one counseling, we help associates to enhance their strengths and to qualify, as well as to quantify, their achievements. Our comprehensive program includes assessment of skills and interests, analysis of market opportunities, development of networking search strategies, and provision of market information, introductions, and ongoing support.