The Legal Leadership Institute (LLI) develops legal leaders for sustained success.

Our Core Expertise

We elevate leadership skills throughout the legal industry by providing timely and relevant programming built to address common issues while including actionable outcomes.

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Programs are designed to have immediate benefit for participants through accountability to their growth and development.

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Timely & Relevant

Programs are built to address current industry trends and solve common challenges.

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Available Across All Levels of Experience

Content is developed to incorporate learning for both novice and experienced professionals.

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Live and On-Demand Content

Programs are delivered in a variety of formats to allow for a variety of available time commitments.


Elevate Your Professional Presence

Elevate Your Professional Presence

Elevate your Professional Presence is an online course for legal leaders looking to first develop their self-awareness and second, to apply the learning to their legal environment.

Fundamentals of Coaching

Fundamentals of Coaching

Fundamentals of Coaching is an online course that introduces the pillars of coaching through practice, exercises, and homework.

Leaders' Lab

Leaders’ Lab

The concept is simple! We will gather around a specific topic and discuss what you’ve read, how you will implement new ideas, and other discussion points among your legal industry colleagues.


Alignment with Beth Cline

January 10, 2023 at 10:00AM (PST)

Asking Better Questions

February 13, 2023 at 10:00AM (PST)

Procrastination with Allison Wolf and Janiene Chand

March 14, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Your Brain on Change

April 4, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)


May 17, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Influencing Mindset

June 14, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Inclusive Leadership

July 19, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Dissecting Meetings

August 8, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)


September 12, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Confrontation or Conflict

October 25, 2023 at 10:00AM (PDT)

Goal Setting with Barbara Mencer

November 14, 2023 at 10:00AM (PST)

Diagnosing a Toxic Culture

Diagnosing a Toxic Culture: Moving through the flags

Meet Our Founder

Judy Hissong

Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by developing leaders.  Her mission is “world domination for Good.”  By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time.

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