Monday, June 22, 2009

Gina Rubel and Neen James Present Marketing, Selling & Distinguishing Yourself in a Down Market for Flex-Time Lawyers

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC will host Gina F. Rubel, Esq. and Neen James who will discuss "Marketing, Selling & Distinguishing Yourself in a Down Market" on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at Blank Rome LLP.

The Blank Rome address is One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Blank Rome will be providing drinks and dessert for attendees.

The topic: With the economic downturn, law firm layoffs and a decline in legal services, lawyers are facing the most competitive legal market in recent history. To enhance job security and future opportunities, lawyers are more pressed than ever to hone their marketing skills and distinguish themselves as leaders and key contributors in their workplace. At this program, attendees will learn how to: determine their own productivity style to make a greater impact each day; communicate proactively inside and outside the office; and, develop a means to be a leader and stand out in a crowd. Public relations expert and attorney, Gina Rubel, and international productivity expert, Neen James, will give participants the tools they need to be more productive, proactive and effective in marketing, selling and distinguishing themselves. Attendees will leave this program with both the tools and the inspiration to maximize their ability to sell themselves and demonstrate their value to colleagues and clients.

Gina F. Rubel, Esq., is President / CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. A communications expert, attorney, author and publicist, Gina F. Rubel, has handled a wide range of legal communications from internationally publicized death penalty appeals to whistleblower matters. A nationally sought-after speaker, Gina reveals the secrets to law firm communications success in her latest book, Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers. Gina owns Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., a public relations agency with a niche in legal communications. Furia Rubel provides expert strategic planning and public relations programs to law firms and other service providers, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Gina has received many awards, including being named one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and a 2008 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She is an active leader and participant in numerous legal and public relations organizations. For more information, go to http://www.furiarubel.com/.

Neen James, MBA, is President / CEO, Neen James Communications, LLC. She is an international productivity expert known for her ability to deliver business solutions with credibility, personality, and a genuine sense of fun. She is a high-energy speaker who has entertained and engaged audiences across the globe. Today she counts Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, Wyeth, FBI, BMW, Herrick, Proskauer Rose, and Feldman Shepherd among her clients. Before entering the speaking industry full time, Neen wore many corporate management hats, including general, regional, national and development manager, just to name a few. She was the executive managing director of the Philadelphia chapter of eWomen Network, a membership organization which she helped grow by nearly 750% in less than two years. From The Philadelphia Business Journal, Legal Intelligencer and Singapore Times to Working Woman, and MacWorld Magazine, Neen’s know-how has appeared in publications around the world. In fact, she has authored eight books including Network or Perish and Secrets of Super-Productivity. For more information, go to http://www.neenjames.com/.

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is a national consulting firm advising lawyers, law students, corporations and legal employers on work/life balance and the retention and promotion of women attorneys. It provides consulting and recruiting services, hosts a membership organization, provides national speaking engagements and serves as an ongoing resource, publishing articles and fielding inquiries from the press, lawyers and employers on work/life and women's issues in the law.

How to Register: To attend the June 30 program, you will need to register with a free password on the Flex-Time Lawyers LLC web site. If you are already on the Flex-Time Lawyers LLC mailing list, go to http://www.flextimelawyers.com/forgot.asp to retrieve your password. The password will enable you to register for the June 30 and future programs, edit your online password and profile and receive new offerings of the site. Once you know your password, you can register for the June 30 program by clicking here, http://www.flextimelawyers.com/philmeeting.asp.

If you are new to the Flex-Time Lawyers LLC mailing list, please click here www.flextimelawyers.com/join.asp to join the free e-mailing list. You are welcome to attend your first program free of charge. Once you join the Flex-Time Lawyers LLC mailing list, you can register for the June 30 program by clicking here http://www.flextimelawyers.com/philmeeting.asp and receive upcoming meeting announcements and other offerings and e-mails about work/life and women's issues in the law.

If you attended a prior Flex-Time Lawyers LLC program to date, you will need to become a paid member in order to attend the June 30 program. Please go to www.flextimelawyers.com/paid.asp to review the membership terms and access a membership invoice to either mail in your membership check or bring a check or cash to the June 30 program. Credit card payment is not accepted at this time.

If you would like to attend the program on your firm's corporate membership, please e-mail Renee Newell at rnewell@flextimelawyers.com and provide your name and your Firm name that holds the corporate membership. If you have any questions about your membership status, attendance at a program or purchasing a corporate membership, please e-mail Renee Newell at rnewell@flextimelawyers.com.

Upcoming Programs: For upcoming programs that Flex-Time Lawyers LLC is participating in, please see the list below. For more information about Flex-Time Lawyers LLC and its consulting and recruiting services and to learn about upcoming events or download articles about work/life and women's issues in the law, please visit http://www.flextimelawyers.com/.

7/13/09 - Pace University School of Law, “Navigating a Successful Return in Unchartered Waters,” New York, NY.

7/22/09 - 7/23/09 - National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Awards Luncheon and surrounding programs, New York, NY. For more information and to register, click here www.nawl.org.

9/15/09 - Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers LLC Best Law Firms for Women, "Can Flexibility Save the Legal Profession? Solutions for Law Firms, Clients and Lawyers in the Economic Downturn," New York, NY.

11/20/09 - Ms. JD Conference, “Balancing Acts”, “The Road Less Traveled: Alternative Schedules”, “On-Ramps: Workforce Re-Entry”, and “Networking & Effective Self-Promotion,” Chicago, IL.

4/30/10 - American Bar Association WILL Academy, "Restructuring Law Firms in a Down Market: Alternative Models & Work/Life Flexibility as Part of the Solution," Philadelphia, PA.

Flex-Time Lawyers LLC ('Flex-Time') does not provide legal or employment law advice and no recommendations provided by Flex-Time during the operation of the Flex-Time chapter meetings, provision of consulting or recruiting services, correspondence, writings, speaking engagements or otherwise shall be construed as such. Any services provided by Deborah Epstein Henry on behalf of Flex-Time should not be interpreted as providing legal advice. For more information, contact Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq., Founder & President, Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, dehenry@flextimelawyers.com.

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