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Stop Wasting Your Time on Networking

Networking. You know you have to do it, but does the thought of engaging in endless awkward conversations at cocktail parties leave you cold? Does another round of seemingly irrelevant meetings of trade or civic or association groups make you ...

Roberta Montafia - April 12, 2012
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Your Business Development Marching Orders

So you passed the bar. CONGRATULATIONS! Now you are a real lawyer. After the pain and torment of law school and the nerve-jangling business of studying for the bar, you’d think this would be a good time to relax and regroup—and ease slowly into ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 30, 2011
Get Out of the Office and Connect with Your Next Client

Social media is great, but it’s no excuse to sit at your desk and think you have completed your networking outreach. Meeting people in person is still the best way to connect. Real-time conversations allow you to gently probe for information ...

Theda C. Snyder - August 15, 2011
Business Development Building Blocks

Mom had it right: Brush your teeth. Wash your face. Comb your hair. Get to the gym. Make it routine and you won't suffer the weight of getting things done—you'll just do them. It's that same approach that builds great rainmakers. They do the ...

Silvia L. Coulter - August 9, 2011
A Lawyer in Uzbekistan? We’ve Got That

For decades, law firm networks have helped lawyers build relationships, share referrals and learn all kinds of things from other lawyers outside their markets. Hundreds of networks exist, often organized around a certain type of law firm or ...

Mark Beese - July 25, 2011
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How Is Your Image?

Quick: Who’s the top personal injury lawyer in your town? Criminal defense? The high-profile lawyers who spring to mind have developed an image, or personal brand if you will, to connect their name to their practice in the mind of the public. ...

Theda C. Snyder - May 16, 2011
Big Ideas for Small Talk

Some people are born schmoozers and like nothing more than to meet and mingle at professional events. But for others, this is about as painful as watching a "Kardashians" marathon at gunpoint. If you fall into the latter category — and most of ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - April 26, 2011
How Clients Choose Lawyers

How clients are choosing a lawyer. Sitting there, staring at the inside of your office door, and wondering how long you’ll have to wait before a new client strolls in? Stop it. To attract new clients, you need to set yourself apart from ...

Larry Bodine - April 20, 2011
Demographic Business Development

Successful practices identify specific client groups and focus business development efforts there. But, being lawyers, we tend to classify clients according to their legal needs rather than by criteria that are far more relevant to clients: ...

Jordan Furlong - March 21, 2011
LinkedIn and Your Job Search: Step One

While 90 million users may seem paltry relative to Facebook’s 500 million, LinkedIn offers a professional promise Facebook can’t touch: It can actually help you find and land a new position. In this two-part series, Wendy Werner gets you set up ...

Wendy Werner - March 16, 2011
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