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Ida Abbott Ida O. Abbott

Ida O. Abbott, President of Ida Abbott Consulting, promotes and supports career development and advancement from the beginning of a lawyer’s career through retirement. Her new book, “Retirement by Design” (Ulysses Press 2020) applies design principles for creative retirement planning. Ida has long been a leader in the field of talent management, particularly mentoring, leadership, and sponsorship, and she is an elected Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the College of Law Practice Management. She is also the author of “The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring, 2nd Edition” and “Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know.” To learn more about Ida, see www.idaabbott.com and follow her @IdaOAbbott.

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Dora Konomi Dora Konomi

Dora Konomi is an associate at Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, a boutique commercial litigation law firm in Mississauga, Ontario. Dora works on class-action lawsuits across Canada in areas such as privacy breaches, consumer protection breaches, negligence, and contamination. She is active in the Greek Canadian community, has a radio show at Agape Greek Radio, sits on the PR and Next Generation Committees for the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, and is involved with the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association.

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Mike Ramsey Mike Ramsey

Mike Ramsey is President of Nifty Ventures and founder of Nifty Marketing and Nifty Law. The Nifty Law team brings digital marketing, website design, SEO and content marketing to firms nationwide. He is the author of “Winning at Local Search” and a partner at LocalU, which provides conferences in the realm of local search marketing. A speaker at marketing events such as Avvo Lawyernomics, Mozcon and Pubcon, Mike has been featured on Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and SEOmoz. Follow him on Twitter @mikeramsey.

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Michelle Garrett

Michelle Garrett is a public relations consultant and award-winning writer with more than 20 years of agency, corporate, nonprofit and startup experience. She works with clients worldwide ranging from small businesses to enterprises, assisting them in crafting and carrying out a PR strategy. Learn more at michellegarrett.com and follow her @PRisUS

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Marsha Hunter 2020 Marsha Hunter

Marsha Hunter is a principal in Johnson & Hunter, Inc. She teaches attorneys how to speak persuasively and spontaneously. Co-author of “The Articulate Advocate” and “The Articulate Attorney,” her specialty is human factors — the science of human performance in high-stakes environments. Follow her on LinkedIn and on Twitter @bjohnsonmhunter.

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Heather Moulder

Heather Moulder is an executive career and life coach at Course Correction Coaching. A former attorney, Heather helps successful-on-paper-yet-unfulfilled-in-life professionals create sustainable success that’s balanced with a real life (on their own terms), so that life can be fun again.

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Bernie Toledano

Bernie Toledano is the head of marketing at ZERØ (@ZeroMailApp), provider of the legal industry’s only mobile-first AI-powered productivity software. Bernie is responsible for overall marketing strategy, brand management, and lead generation initiatives. Prior to joining ZERØ, Bernie was the AVP of Marketing and Communications at a global real asset investment firm, where she led and operationalized the marketing strategy across several subsidiaries and built the company’s marketing technology infrastructure from the ground up. Follow Bernie at @bernietoledano.

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J.W. Freiberg J.W. Freiberg

J.W. Freiberg (Terry), social psychologist-turned-lawyer, has for 30 years served as general counsel to five of Boston’s largest private social service agencies. He became known as “the psych lawyer” by colleagues who, over the years, referred hundreds of cases to him involving clients with psychological “issues.” Terry is the author of the award-winning, “Four Seasons of Loneliness: A Lawyer’s Case Stories”  and the editor of “Growing Up Lonely.” His latest book is “Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation” (Summer 2020).

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Roy S. Ginsburg

Roy S. Ginsburg is an attorney coach and law firm consultant who has practiced law for more than 30 years. He works with individual lawyers and law firms nationwide in the areas of business development, practice management, career development, and strategic and succession planning. Learn more at www.royginsburg.com.

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Susan Kostal Susan Kostal

Content Under Pressure columnist Susan Kostal is a legal affairs PR, marketing and business development consultant based in San Francisco. She is a contributing editor for Attorney at Work. Susan has covered legal affairs as a journalist for nearly three decades. You can follow her on Twitter @skostal and view more of her content at www.susankostal.com.

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Paul Cannon Paul Cannon

Paul H. Cannon is a trial attorney, shareholder in, and online marketing manager for Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. He has been practicing personal injury law since 1995 and was certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2005. Follow him @SimmonsFletcher.

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Gina Rubel Gina Rubel

Gina F. Rubel is the CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. Corporate and law firm leaders call on Gina for high-stakes public relations, crisis planning, and incident response support including high profile litigation media relations. Listed among the 2018 Lawdragon Global 100 Leading Consultants and Strategists to the Legal Profession, Gina is a widely acknowledged expert on legal marketing and law firm public relations and a sought-after speaker and media expert. Her latest book, “Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers, 2nd Edition,” is available from AttorneyatWork.com. Visit FuriaRubel.com for more information and follow Gina on Twitter @FuriaRubel.

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