Winning the Talent War: Strategies for Attracting and Nurturing Lasting Legal Talent (On Demand)

Strategies for attracting and nurturing lasting legal talent

Attracting and retaining talent is critical for law firms, especially in today’s market. However, too many firms are often ill-prepared for the challenge, and as a result, their efforts end up being ineffective. By adopting the techniques discussed in this webinar, law firm leaders will have an opportunity to be much more successful in their quest.

Who Should Watch? 

Team Leaders, Managing Directors, Partners, Practice/General Managers.


Carmen Simmonds
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Carmen has an active role in the strategic management of Norris Ward McKinnon, including all aspects of people development – from identifying talent right through to role succession at a senior level.

She leads recruitment planning for the firm, developing performance models, progression criteria, skills analysis, retention strategy, and succession plans. 

She has an extensive background in HR and people management, both as a consultant to law firms, and within NWM, where she has been for the last 17 years. 

Carmen holds HR qualifications and an MBA from The University of Waikato.  

Kathryn Cross
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One of the most successful and well-established legal sourcing and selection specialists in New Zealand, Kathryn has over 20 years’ experience delivering high calibre executive recruitment and search services to the New Zealand legal profession.  

Kathryn is a qualified lawyer with bachelor’s degrees from Auckland University in Law and Music (Voice). She has completed post graduate study in Human Resources through Monash University. 

Having held senior management roles for market leading recruitment and executive search firms, Kathryn founded award winning legal recruitment specialists Artemis Executive Recruitment in 2016.  Since its inception, Artemis has provided key talent sourcing, recruitment, and retention consulting services to many members of The Law Association. She is ideally placed to provide pragmatic and effective advice to law firm leaders wishing to manage effectively for talent attraction, retention, and growth.



Simon Tupman
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Simon is a consultant, speaker and mentor to law firms and legal professionals. With over 30 years’ experience of the legal services sector, he has devoted his career to helping law firms realise their potential. Simon addresses and facilitates conferences and partner retreats worldwide. 

His writing career has included articles published in professional journals globally and on-line. He has written four books, Why Lawyers Should Eat Bananas, Why Entrepreneurs Should Eat Bananas, Legal Eagles and The Heart of Practice. He also presents the monthly webcast, Law Chat. He is a member of the UK-based Law Consultancy Network and the Australasian-based LawX.

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CPD Hours: 1.50hr

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Ticket Price

Member: $110.00 GST

Non-Member: $155.00 GST