Use ‘Triple Play’ and Be Your Own Advocate

June 2010Articles Philadelphia Bar Reporter

Women need to take a “Triple-Play Approach” to advance in the legal profes­sion, a communications skills coach told members of the Women in the Profession Committee at a recent meeting.

Jezra Kaye discussed how women at­torneys can be their own advocates of ca­reer success. Kaye discussed the challenges faced by women with self-promotion and provided tips to improve career prospects.

In seeking out advancement, Kaye suggests a triple-play approach as follows: make your main point (I want to be lead attorney on this case); give support for your main point (I have been lead attor­ney in the past. I have worked on similar cases.); and, make your main point again (That is why I should be lead attorney).