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Elizabeth L. Foster-NolanElizabeth L. Foster-Nolan

(617) 574-3552
Fax: (617) 574-7519

400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
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St. Francis College, B.A., 1980, magna cum laude

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990


Elizabeth Foster-Nolan is the Director of Professional Development at Goulston & Storrs. Elizabeth first joined the firm practicing law in the firm’s Tax group and moved into her current role in 2004. Elizabeth works directly with directors, associates and paralegals on professional skills development. In her position, she works closely with the Directors in each practice area to develop practice area-specific training, emphasizing delivery of the highest level of client service through proactive teamwork. She is the founder of the Goulston & Storrs Professional Development Academy, which serves as a delivery vehicle for multimedia in-house seminars for Directors, Associates and paralegals. She is also responsible for the firm’s innovative Mentoring and Sibling Program which assists in the positive integration of all new members of Goulston & Storrs.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, an Associate with Foster Pepper & Shefelman in Seattle and an associate at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Pittsburgh.

Professional and Community Involvement
  • Professional Development Consortium (PDC)
    • Summer Conference Planning Committee, 2013
    • Winter Conference Planning Committee, 2012
    • Growth and Revenue Committee Member, 2012
    • Nominating Committee, 2008
    • Summer Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair, 2008
  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
  • Abigail Adams Historical Society Board of Directors
    • President, 2014-Present
    • Vice President
    • Building Committee Chair
  • Massachusetts League of Women Voters, Moderator
Awards and Recognition
Speaking Engagements
  • Mind the Gap: Practical Approaches to Bridging Generational Differences.  2006 NALP/ALI-ABA Professional Development Institute
  • We Can all Get Along: Working Together to Bridge the Growing Generational Gap in Law Firms.  2007 Interlaw Annual Meeting.
  • Attorney Life Transitions.  2008 Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference.
  • The Role of Professional Development in Leadership Initiatives.   2009 NALP/ALI-ABA Lawyers Development Institute.
  • All Roads Lead to Rome:  Effective Strategies for Integrating and Building Professional Development Programming.  2010 NALP/ ALI-ABA Professional Development Institute.
  • Well Received:  Creating Ways to Make Sure New Lawyers and Law Students Heed Your Advice.  2011 NALP/ALI-ABA Professional Development Institute.
  • What Big Things Are You Working on? A speed dating format used to find out what is trending in the world of Professional Development.  2012 Professional Development Consortium Winter Conference.
  • PDC Book Club – Moderated a group discussion about Lean In and Give and Take, a Revolutionary Approach to Success and Their Application to Law Firms.  2013 Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference.
  • The PDC Competency Project: Are We Certifiable? A Review of The PDC Competency Project in light of certifications in similar field with a discussion on the pros and cons of The PDC to design and implement a legal PD certification program. 2014 Professional Development Consortium Winter Conference.
  • Successfully Managing Your Career in the New Normal. 2015 Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference.
Press Releases
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publicationsArticles: "Midsize Firm Makes Time, Space for Flexible-Work Mentors," Mass Lawyers Weekly
publicationsArticles: Book Review – “A Life Vest for New Associates” (Review of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks), PDC Quarterly
publicationsArticles: "Terms of Engagement: The 2013 PDC Annual Summer Conference, Experimenting with a New Approach," PDC Quarterly, Co-author with Mary Gardner Burrelle
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