Lifelong LearningThe Relaunching Attorney Platform

The Relaunching Attorney Platform

About the Class

The Relaunching Attorney Platform by Pace University is a fourteen-week hybrid course designed to support attorneys who are relaunching and/or transitioning in their careers. The course includes three, live, face-to-face classroom meetings and fourteen weeks of online curriculum, delivered through a well-established online Learning Management System (LMS), which features pre-recorded lectures, interactive live sessions, written assignments and exercises, and group discussion. Participants also receive three, one-on-one, individualized telephone coaching sessions, a full resume review/revision, LinkedIn Profile creation/assessment, access to online legal research databases, legal research and writing instruction, and an optional legal writing assignment to craft a current legal writing sample. Through the course, participants build or enhance their professional network and engage with an online community learners. For those new to the use of technology in the legal profession, the course offers a safe, gentle first exposure with hands-on support and guidance. Cohort sizes are small to maximize individual attention.

Program Topics

  • Reclaiming/Reviving Sense of Self as Lawyer
  • Understanding and Aligning Values
  • Identifying Skills and Skill Gaps
  • Reclaiming Sense of Self and Mindful Communication
  • Envisioning the Future
  • Self-¬Management and Type
  • Relationships and Connections (Networking)
  • Career Experimentation & Research to Discover Options
  • Finding Job Search Resources
  • Preparing a Positioning Statement (a.k.a. Elevator Speech)
  • Crafting an Effective Resume
  • Developing a Social Media Presence through LinkedIn
  • Preparing for Job Interviews: Readying for In-Person, Phone, and Video Interviews
  • Writing an Effective Cover Letter
  • Legal Research using Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law
  • Legal Analysis and Writing with a Legal Research and Writing Assignment
  • Optional Legal Writing Sample Creation
  • Plus: One-on-One Coaching

Meet the instructor


Linda Mercurio, founder of Transformative Impact, is a lawyer, trainer, coach, and consultant. As a professional coach, Linda is trained to listen. She has a talent for creating warm, inviting, and safe spaces for clients to explore and… Full Bio

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