As an attorney who had not worked in law for several years, I benefited greatly from participating in the Relaunching Attorney Platform. I thought the Relaunching course was well worth the investment. Particularly valuable was the one-on-one coaching Linda provides. She gave me excellent advice regarding my resume, and guarantees two additional hours of coaching after the course closes. These will be customized to my needs, on items such as a writing sample, a positioning statement (“elevator speech,”), interviewing, and the like.
IN-HOUSE COUNSEL, FINANCIAL TRADE ASSOCIATION:
Positive. Supportive. Genuine. Smart. Trusted. These are a few characteristics that come to mind when I think of Linda. I think it would be fair to say that nearly every single interaction I have had with her over the last year – from our very first phone call to the emails I received from her after accepting my job offer – could be described in the same way. While I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Linda in person, I imagine it would be like seeing an old friend and taking comfort in the feeling that this person knows you, believes in you, and is in your corner. I consider her a coach, adviser, friend, and my personal Relaunch Champion.
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION:
Linda Mercurio’s program covers all the bases to help you through your murky, complicated, terrifying transition back into a legal career. Her program is practical in that it gives you lots of job search tools. It is technical in that it provides a refresher-or maybe completely new skills-in digital-era legal research and writing. And just as importantly, it is encouraging. The speakers, the materials, and Linda herself compassionately and objectively slice through the layers of self-doubt that have grown up in you over the years. By the end you will be amazed to learn what you had to offer all along!
TRADEMARK LAW ATTORNEY:
I was convinced no one would ever hire an attorney who had spent the last 12 years as a stay at home mom. Day one of Linda’s program changed my mind and my attitude. With her support and guidance I was able to transition back to a successful legal career.
The program was top notch and very helpful. Especially helpful were the introspective exercises and discussions to prepare students to enter the job market, role playing exercises, marketing material preparation (e.g., resume and cover letter), and the legal research and writing component. The course instructor could not have been more accessible and the course was very well organized. It was empowering to hear the stories of classmates in the program, such a talented and supportive group, and to help each other along our respective journeys. If you are thinking of re-entering the legal profession, there is no better way to make the transition than to participate in this program!
Given this course and the mentoring I had during the session, I feel hopeful . . . perhaps for the first time in 10 years. All my future successes, I will owe to this program and the support you provided. I seriously could not have taken a step without this program showing me that I could recover myself and seek future success.
IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL AND BUSINESS LEADER:
Congratulations, Linda Mercurio! You helped me immensely in my return to legal practice. Your Relaunching Attorney Platform is bound to be a powerful tool in the arsenal of lawyers in transition.