Law Firm Consulting Services2018-10-15T18:05:47+00:00

Law Firm Consulting Services

From her 20+ years of experience at major law firms, as a practicing attorney, as a director and as a consultant, Eve has a unique understanding of what it takes to advance and succeed at a top law firm. Eve works with law firms to provide your high potential attorneys with guidance to maximize performance, career satisfaction and advancement in one-on-one sessions or group workshops.  Eve Birnbaum Associates also provides law firm outplacement and career transition services. She has coached attorneys at all levels helping them identify and transition into new positions, and even careers, at other firms and organizations.

Executive Coaching

Eve Birnbaum Associates collaborates with your firm to maximize attorney potential and facilitate their advancement. Eve and her team coach lawyers at all levels to achieve career satisfaction that aligns with their goals and values. We work with your partners, senior counsel and high potential associates one-on-one and help them identify and navigate specific challenges along the way.

  • Goals assessment & advancement strategies
  • Networking and business development
  • Practice skills, including managing & delegating
  • Effective communication & presentation

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

Senior Counsel, AmLaw top 10 firm

Eve’s approach is customized and practical. She offers guidance and tools to achieve three goals: Assessing the attorney’s current situation; articulating goals, and developing a realistic action plan.

The EBA program includes the four key phases of your career advancement:

The first phase includes the evaluation of the attorney’s current situation, skills and experience using self-assessment and 360 assessment tools. In this phase, we focus on setting goals and determining priorities.

In the next phase, we create a detailed action plan covering the development of substantive legal skills as well as strategic business relationships. This stage includes a development plan alignment meeting with the attorney’s key relationship partners at the firm.

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

Finally, Eve facilitates the delivery by the attorney of a final report to the firm showing metrics of progress and success.

Outplacement

Eve Birnbaum Associates provides outplacement and career transition services to attorneys at global law firms. Eve and her team work with your attorneys to effectively assess their career and their goals to create a customized doable plan. Eve’s experience as the former Global Director of Legal Recruiting at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and her role in lateral associate recruiting at Proskauer Rose LLP, give her unique insight into how to succeed in the legal job market. She has coached attorneys at all levels helping them identify and transition into new positions, and even careers, at other firms and organizations.

Eve has provided successful outplacement counseling for several of our attorneys whom she helped to quickly find jobs. She is an exceptional coach. Eve’s background gives her a clear understanding of the dynamics of the engagement, as well as the experience to meet the goals of the firm and the attorneys. In particular, Eve has impressed me with her ability to establish a personal connection with each attorney which makes her highly effective in giving them honest feedback and professional guidance in pursuing realistic goals.  Eve is readily available to the attorneys, and she is extremely responsive to meeting the firm’s needs. I look forward to our continued collegial collaboration.

Director of Alumni Relations and Associate Life, AmLaw top 25

Career Assessment & Goals

The first step is evaluating your current situation, marketable skills, strengths and experience using self-assessment tools. You will also evaluate which aspects of your practice give you job satisfaction, along with what changes you are seeking in your next job. Through this process you will identify your transferable skills and clarify your goals.

Job Search Plan

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.  

Resume & Profiles

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.

Interview Training

Eve Birnbaum Associates has great success in the interview prep of her clients, helping them secure a high percentage of callbacks and, ultimately offers. This includes mock interviews and coaching on all aspects of the interview process. You will become adept at how to respond to the tough questions as well as the unpredictable ones – with confidence. Finally, you will be coached on how to follow up and how to move the process forward.

Offer Negotiations

You received an offer or maybe two. Should you take it? Are you waiting for another offer to come through? How do you negotiate your package without killing the offer? Eve brings her 12+ years’ of experience running recruiting at major law firms to expertly advise you throughout the process.

Group Training / Workshops

EBA offers customized group programs and workshops that will optimize your legal talent,  improve attorney job satisfaction, and teach your attorneys the skills that are important to growing their practice. Following are representative group trainings:

Ethics and Excellence

This two-hour interactive workshop for new attorneys equips them with the tools to advance at your firm, while teaching them how to avoid common ethical pitfalls. The presenters are experienced presenters and educators.
Accredited for 2.0 hours of CLE, including 1.0 hour of Ethics

Practice Ready

This is a two-hour interactive program that teaches your associates concrete strategies for meeting your firm’s expectations in handling their early assignments. It is customized to your firm’s competency benchmarks.  The program is co-presented with:
Dianne Rosky, principal, RoskyLegalEd, an expert in legal writing, and
Michael Souveroff, principal, Natural Speech Coaching

Building Your Personal Career & Business Development Plan

This 3-part interactive program is geared to your mid-level associates and covers creating your personal message, identifying top targets, and learning how to network effectively, both within the firm and outside. It culminates in a concrete, doable action plan developed by each of the participants.

Women’s Rainmaking Workshop

This 2-hour business development training was developed for your senior women attorneys. It covers effective communication and addresses the unique challenges that women attorneys face in developing clients.

Client Event Prep

This is a crash course 1.5 hour lunch workshop that prepares your senior attorneys for an upcoming client event. It covers the basics of networking, how to prepare for the event ahead of time, how to work the room,  and finally, how to follow up, follow up, follow up. It is fun and effective.

From Networking to Rainmaking – You can do it!

This 1.5 hour interactive training provides your associates with the ABC’s of networking and the steps to turn a “contact” into a “client.” The participants will learn how to create their personal message and how to deliver it effectively.

Click for more information: Workshops For Women

Are you ready to give up on “mentoring programs?” EBA has developed a workshop that teaches your participants a new approach to cultivating mentorship and sponsorship relationships. Your participants learn how to identify their “personal board of directors” and how to develop their board for mutual benefit. EBA has run this workshop at legal industry groups to excellent reviews.

EBA offers customized group programs and workshops that will optimize your legal talent,  improve attorney job satisfaction, and teach your attorneys the skills that are important to growing their practice. Following are representative group trainings:

Ethics and Excellence

This two-hour interactive workshop for new attorneys equips them with the tools to advance at your firm, while teaching them how to avoid common ethical pitfalls. The presenters are experienced presenters and educators.
Accredited for 2.0 hours of CLE, including 1.0 hour of Ethics

Practice Ready

This is a two-hour interactive program that teaches your associates concrete strategies for meeting your firm’s expectations in handling their early assignments. It is customized to your firm’s competency benchmarks.  The program is co-presented with:
Dianne Rosky, principal, RoskyLegalEd, an expert in legal writing, and
Michael Souveroff, principal, Natural Speech Coaching

Building Your Personal Career & Business Development Plan

This 3-part interactive program is geared to your mid-level associates and covers creating your personal message, identifying top targets, and learning how to network effectively, both within the firm and outside. It culminates in a concrete, doable action plan developed by each of the participants.

Women’s Rainmaking Workshop

This 2-hour business development training was developed for your senior women attorneys. It covers effective communication and addresses the unique challenges that women attorneys face in developing clients.

Client Event Prep

This is a crash course 1.5 hour lunch workshop that prepares your senior attorneys for an upcoming client event. It covers the basics of networking, how to prepare for the event ahead of time, how to work the room,  and finally, how to follow up, follow up, follow up. It is fun and effective.

From Networking to Rainmaking – You can do it!

This 1.5 hour interactive training provides your associates with the ABC’s of networking and the steps to turn a “contact” into a “client.” The participants will learn how to create their personal message and how to deliver it effectively.

Click for more information: Workshops For Women

Are you ready to give up on “mentoring programs?” EBA has developed a workshop that teaches your participants a new approach to cultivating mentorship and sponsorship relationships. Your participants learn how to identify their “personal board of directors” and how to develop their board for mutual benefit. EBA has run this workshop at legal industry groups to excellent reviews.

As Director of Professional Development at Milbank, I worked with Eve on several initiatives at the firm relating to associate training & professional development, and legal marketing. Eve brings her experience as a practicing attorney as well as her experience as director of the corporate practice at another large global firm. Eve conducts a thorough assessment of the needs of the firm and is creative and strategic in developing and launching new initiatives. Eve and I had an excellent working relationship. I found her to be efficient and effective in achieving the firm’s goals on the projects where we worked together.

Maria Alkiewicz, Director of Professional Development, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP