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Elizabeth C. Jolliffe

Elizabeth C. Jolliffe

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About Me

I am a career management and business development coach for lawyers and other professionals. 

I help motivated lawyers make changes faster & more effectively than working on their own.  My clients use our coaching calls to brainstorm & work on making sustained changes in career management, business development &/or professional satisfaction.  

An attorney open to coaching can get these results because with a coach the attorney has a sounding board, support, guidance, structure & accountability.

For some, I am like a partner you would like to encourage you, see the best in you & push you to thrive in your legal career.  You decide what you want to work on and the desired results.  I help you focus on what you want, accelerate progress & get results.

For laid off lawyers, new lawyers, ones re-entering the job market, transitioning &/or looking for a better fit, working with a coach will help you find a job or a new path more efficiently & quickly, with less stress & burnout.  

I have coached attorneys of all types, including partners, associates, solo lawyers, judges, inhouse counsel & recent graduates, as well as law students, legal assistants, office administrators, engineers, insurance professionals, business owners, teachers & others. 

I also provide business development trainings & LinkedIn trainings for law  firms.  I speak to, train & am active and connected in bar groups locally, statewide & in the ABA. 

Helping individual lawyers & other professionals get results:
- take charge of your practice & career
- get more clients, build a book of business, increase revenues
- advance in your firm
- find a first or next job, make transitions
- resumes, cover letters & interview preparation
- build your reputation & your network
- market & promote yourself
- increase productivity & improve time management
- outplacement services


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    21 years

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Contact Info

543 5th St
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103


MIActive And In Good Standing198910/08/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate AwardWomen's Bar Association/Oakland Region of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan2015
Firm Foundation AwardBarristers Board of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association2015
Women in the Law AwardMichigan Lawyers Weekly2013
Inaugural Regional Leadership AwardWomen Lawyers Association of Michigan2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Lawyer CoachYour Benchmark Coach2008 - Present
PartnerClark Hill PLC1989 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Summer Camp ScholarshipsBoard Member2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Women RainmakersCouncil member2011 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management SectionCouncil member2009 - Present
Bench Bar Culinary Challenge for charitiesOrganizing Commitee Member2009 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Former State Board member, current member2008 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), Wayne RegionMember, past President (2013-2014)2008 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), Washtenaw RegionMember, former membership chair2008 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationBoard member, Treasurer (2015-2016), member2008 - Present
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember, past President (2011-2012)2006 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD1989
University of MichiganHistory and English, with distinctionN/A1986
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WXW Overcome Challenges & Walk Out a WinnerNegotiating2013
WCBA R.E. Section Monthly meeting speakerSecrets to Success as an Introvert2013
State Bar of Michigan, Bar Leadership ForumStrengthening & Diversifying Membership2013
State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Practicing Law in Ingham CountyBalancing Act2013
State Bar of Michigan Pathways to SuccessNetworking for Success2013
DRC Mediator TrainingMediator Marketing 1012013
ABA Women Rainmakers Local Programming NationwideNiche Marketing2013
Women Law Students AssociationTips for Summer Starters2012
State Bar of Michigan Bar Leadership ForumEffective Bar Leadership2012
Ingham County Young Lawyers MeetingThe Art of Networking2012
ICLE Solo & Small Firm InstituteLawyer Marketing, Marketing is a Contact Sport2012
Annual Meeting, SBM Masters SectionEncore! Encore! Your Third Career.2012
ABA Women in the Law, Young Lawyers Speaker SeriesEstablishing & Maintaining Mentoring Relationships2012