Attorney Career Counseling2018-10-15T18:11:17+00:00

Attorney Career Counseling

EVE BIRNBAUM ASSOCIATES (EBA) works with individual lawyers through all stages of your career advancement and any transitions in your career path.  From her in-depth experience practicing and working in the legal industry for 25+ years, Eve has the experience and the passion for advising lawyers on how to reach their potential and find satisfying careers. Whether your goal is to advance at your current firm, or to search for a new job, or even a new career, we work with you assess your goals and progress quickly through a customized plan. Eve has successfully coached dozens of attorneys at all levels of practice from private law firms, and in-house attorneys from a wide range of companies and organizations.

Career Advancement Coaching

  • Identify Goals and Make A Plan
  • The How, Who and Where of Networking
  • Business Development
  • Personal Message & Branding
  • Communication and Executive Presence
  • Maternity Leave: Off-ramp and On-ramp
  • Path to Partnership
  • New Partners
  • Decision Points

Eve will coach you one-on-one through the three key phases of advancement:

Evaluate your current situation, skills and experience using self-assessment and 360 assessment tools. The focus is on setting accessible goals that align with your professional and personal priorities.

Create a detailed action plan covering the development of substantive skills, as well as strategic business relationships – both at your firm or company, and outside.

The third phase consists of regularly scheduled ongoing coaching and reporting of progress and overcoming obstacles in taking action steps in the plan.

Eve’s unique experience as a participant in the senior attorney promotion process at a big firm was evident in her insights into my firm dynamics and her strategic advice.

Senior Counsel, AmLaw top 10 firm

Career Transition / Job Search

Eve’s experience as the former Global Director of Legal Recruiting at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, along with her key role in lateral associate recruiting at Proskauer Rose LLP, give her unique insight into how to succeed in the legal job market.

  • Assessment of Skills & Job Satisfaction
  • Career Transition
  • Job Search Tools
  • Jumpstarting Your Job Search
  • Resumes & Profiles
  • Interviewing Prep & Skills
  • Offer Negotiations
  • 2Ls
  • Women’s Career Decision Points
  • Legal Recruiter Engagements

Eve will coach you one-on-one through each phase of your job search:

The first step is evaluating your current situation, including skills, strengths, experience, and job satisfaction values, using self-assessment tools.

The second step is to clarify your goals – this includes a clear-eyed assessment of identifying jobs that are accessible and satisfy your professional goals and personal priorities.

Eve Birnbaum Associates will work with you to create a personalized job search action plan tailored to your specific targets. We will work with you to identify key contacts and opportunities, as well as a timeline of practical and concrete action steps for you to move forward expeditiously. Eve and her team have coached lawyers at all levels and worked closely with them through the entire process of finding, applying, interviewing, negotiating offers and moving into new jobs at other premier and boutique firms, as well as in-house legal and non-legal positions.
We will work with you to develop your unique narrative, and help you create sharp resumes and social media profiles that are customized to your specific job search. Your resume will serve as a powerful tool that makes you stand out from your competition, clearly highlights your relevant skills and experience, and evidences to your reader that you are an excellent fit for the role.

From her 12+ years of experience running legal recruiting at major firms, Eve knows what it takes to get the callback and ultimately, the offer. You will become adept at how to interview – with confidence.

We will give you expert guidance during your decision-making process and help you negotiate your package. We want you to be happy.

Eve worked with me over several months to make a successful move from senior associate at an international law firm to in-house position at a top tier bank.  Eve’s experience and savvy was key in guiding me with respect to my resume and my presentation. With Eve’s guidance, I was able to answer the tough interview questions thoughtfully and confidently. She was supportive and always available for last-minute coaching and interview prep.

Assistant General Counsel, Global bank
With her practical experience and real-world savvy, Eve guided me through my job search with strategic insight that I hadn’t received from on-campus career counselors.
2L, Columbia Law School

How do you move from an in-house “contract” legal job to an associate position at a top firm? Eve provided practical guidance on how to formulate and structure my interview pitch. Specifically, she helped me organize and articulate my experience in a convincing fashion so that I could highlight my essential and valuable skills to firm leadership. Eve was consistently positive and encouraging about my achieving my goal and she gave me the confidence boost that I sorely needed. I got my dream job and enjoyed working with her through a tough period.

Mid-level Associate, Top securities boutique firm

In my work as a recruiter for premier law firms, I retain Eve to prep my candidates for interviews. From her experience running lateral recruiting for major firms, Eve has a clear understanding as to what gets the callback and ultimately the offer. Eve has a gift for establishing a personal connection with the attorneys, and not only empowers them to optimize and articulate their selling points, but to gain confidence in the process. After as few as 1 or 2 sessions, their callback and offer rates increase dramatically.

Randy Roth, National recruiter for top AmLaw firms