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Law Career Center offers empathic + effective support with sophisticated career strategies. 


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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Graduate Certificate in Career Development



With 20 years of experience in lawyer career development, Jessica has coached hundreds of lawyers in big law and beyond. She has taken that knowledge and experience to the next level by working with firms to offer solutions across the firm. Jessica has created engagement and retention programs that work.


Jessica is highly motivated to help people find a way to work that fits their life and values while meeting the needs of the firm and its clients. She is known nationally for her expertise in lawyer career coaching and work/life integration through customized work schedules.

Prior to founding Total Talent Design and Law Career Center, Jessica was the Director, Attorney Career Development at Fenwick & West LLP. She previously worked as the Director of Programs for the Project for Attorney Retention, and she managed the career development programs at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Jessica is co-author, with Ida Abbott, of “Innovation in Supporting Excellent – From Mentoring to Sponsorship, Coaching and Beyond” in Innovating Talent Management in Law Firms (NALP 2016).



George Washington Law School

Coaches Training Institute



Jessica Hernandez is a certified executive coach and former attorney who partners with her clients to move beyond obstacles to a more fulfilling place in their lives. By using a systematic approach grounded in momentum and accountability, Jessica helps her clients to feel more satisfied both professionally and personally. 

As Jessica became a seasoned corporate attorney, she realized the areas that energized her most were those that focused on relationships and connecting – networking both in and out of the profession, teaching and mentoring junior attorneys, and supporting clients through crises.

In 2008, Jessica found a way to capitalize upon these strengths by transitioning into attorney professional development, allowing her to support lawyers through the rigors of the profession. She first served as career advisor at Georgetown Law, and then moved to an attorney development position in-house at a major law firm in 2010. As a result, Jessica is experienced in a broad range of professional development issues, including career counseling, coaching, performance management, career progression, professional and substantive training, and the advancement of women in the profession. 


Jessica’s goal as a coach is to help her clients find clarity on decisions, tap into their unrealized potential for growth, or take their next personal or professional step with confidence.

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