Deborah Epstein Henry is an internationally recognized expert on workplace restructuring, talent management, work/life balance, and the retention and promotion of lawyers with a focus on women. She is the author of LAW & REORDER, the #1 best-selling American Bar Association (ABA) Flagship Publishing book for 2011.
A former practicing litigator, Debbie is President of Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, providing consulting, training and speaking services to law firms, companies and non-profits in the US, Canada and Europe. Her expertise with respect to women and workplace issues spans a range of subjects including workplace culture and structure, networking and business development, leadership, and compensation.
She received a B.A. in Psychology from Yale and a J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.
Dr. Larry Richard is a recognized expert on the psychology of lawyer behavior. He has advised a large proportion of the AmLaw 200 law firms on leadership, change management, building resilience, assessment, and other aspects of strategic talent management.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Dr. Richard practiced law for ten years. He then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University. He was formerly a partner with Altman Weil, and more recently chaired the Leadership & Organization Development practice at Hildebrandt International. In 2011, he launched his own consulting firm, LawyerBrain LLC, which focuses on improving lawyer performance through personality science.
Kathy Morris has handled appeals and tried cases in courtrooms from Hawaii to Massachusetts. In 1985, she became the Director of Career Counselling and Placement for Northwestern University School of Law, where she also taught for many years, and has enjoyed decades of experience guiding law students, lawyers, and law firms through Under Advisement, Ltd., the legal career advisory practice she founded in 1988. She expanded her work with the profession, focusing on attorney training and professional development in law firms (most recently as a Chief Officer for Sidley Austin LLP), by creating the Chicago Law Firm Training Consortium, and by serving as a charter board member of the national Professional Development Consortium. In 2000, Ms. Morris created and directed the ABA Career Resource Center, having been director, then senior advisor, to the ABA’s Center for Continuing Legal Education. Her monthly column, "Career Question," ran in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for over fifteen years. She is also the author of many published articles; three ABA lawyer career and job search manuals: Ask the Career Counsellor, Direct Examination, and Objection Overruled; and remains an active public speaker at attorney career programs nationwide. Ms. Morris, earned her JD in 1975 at Northeastern Law School in Boston and her BA with Honors in 1971 from the University of Michigan.