Redefining Retirement:

Issues and Solutions for Lawyers and Firms

As a large and growing number of senior partners are now retiring or thinking about it, they and their firms are grappling with many tough questions. What does retirement mean today, when few people give up work entirely? What is "retirement age," when people lead longer, healthier lives than ever? If you love what you do and are still good at it, why stop? And if you want to retire, what will you do and what are your options? If you expect to retire, what should you do to transition your clients and prepare the firm? What should you expect from the firm during and after your retirement transition? These are some of the vital questions we will address in this important and timely program. 

Specific issues that will be discussed include:

•           What does "retirement" mean for lawyers?

•           What is the "right" age for lawyers to retire?

•           What options - in and out of the workplace - are available to lawyers who want to retire?

•           When and how should lawyers prepare their clients and the firm for their retirement?

•           What can law firms do to anticipate, plan for and support partner retirement?

Ida 0. Abbott, President of Ida Abbott Consulting, promotes and supports career development and advancement from the beginning of a lawyer's career through retirement. Much of her work now focuses on coaching senior lawyers and advising law firms on retirement transitions, and she is the author of Retirement by Design. Ida has long been a leader in the field of talent management, particularly mentoring, leadership, and sponsorship, and she is an elected Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the College of Law Practice Management. To learn more about Ida, see

Retirement by Design will be given to all people who attend the program, as part of the registration fee.

The program will include a buffet dinner.  CLE credit is not applicable.

Date:  Monday, February 24, 2020

Time:  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Senior Lawyers Section Members: $55

LACBA Members: $65
All Others:  $80

CLE Credit:  Not Applicable

Ida Abbott, President, Ida Abbott Consulting 
2/24/2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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