February 24, 2006
Complete Lawyer’s sole focus is personal & professional growth
In early March, Columbus lawyers will receive the first issue of a new magazine called The Complete Lawyer. Columbus Bar Executive Director Alex Lagusch learned about the online publication almost two years ago when he read about it in the Atlanta Bar Journal.
"My first thought was every lawyer in Columbus would benefit from the information found in this magazine," said Lagusch. A recent agreement between TCL and the Columbus Bar now brings the magazine to local lawyers.
"Every issue of TCL is about one thing - increasing the satisfaction and success of individual lawyers, in their careers and in their lives as a whole," said TCL publisher Don Hutcheson. "Our contributors are practicing lawyers, veteran coaches and consultants and bestselling authors. They are dealing with the same complex issues that face every single lawyer in America day in and day out."
Lagusch agreed. "We are close to our members. We know that in today's stressed-filled world it's increasingly difficult for them to balance the demands of a career and still find time for family and other pursuits that give meaning to their lives. TCL offers them tools and insights from other professionals who are finding creative ways to achieve both their professional and personal goals."
"It is our experience that lawyers can have it all - a thriving practice with time for a personal life, too. But in today's marketplace it's increasingly difficult to do that," said Hutcheson. "If a reader can glean one actionable idea from an issue of TCL that helps her achieve what matters to her, then we have done our job."
Columbus lawyers will receive the first issue of TCL the week of March 6. The cover story, written by New York Times bestselling author Kerry Patterson is "Resolving Conflict." Patterson's article, along with articles and interviews by several Ohio attorneys, addresses the question: Does the adversarial model that forms the backbone of your legal existence bleed over into how you interact with colleagues, friends and loved ones?
Regular departments in TCL include business development, communications, coaching & mentoring, health, humor, leadership, navigating your career, family, women in the law, work-life balance and profiles.
"TCL is organic," Hutcheson said. "We keep adding to it as our readers and writers give us ideas that we think can add value."