Sometimes it’s hard to encourage lawyers to market themselves given their full plates, work commitments and demands on their personal lives, but if you can show them why it’s in their best interest to focus on marketing and business development, you can often persuade them to do so.

Here are some of the ways I’ve been able to encourage lawyers to market themselves.

Trish Lilley is truly a woman who wows. She is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Stroock, Stroock & Lavan in New York City, a wife and mother, and an active volunteer for the Legal Marketing Association. I really don’t know how she does it all – and does it so well.

She is also a great advocate for women in the profession, is an innovator in our field and is someone who will lend an ear and give great advice whenever you need it.

I’ve known Trish for many years through our work in the LMA. She has pushed me to be a better version of myself and talked me off many ledges. I am grateful to her for always believing in me, and I know others feel the same way about her.

Learn more about Trish in this interview.

I’ve known Liz Sobe for years and served on a Legal Marketing Association board with her. While on that board she said something to me that has become one of my guiding principles in life – “assume good intent.” Such wise words from a wise woman!

Liz is a marketing communications professional with extensive experience in legal and private equity markets. To maximize her team’s delivery of top-quality client service, Liz uses a collaborative approach, personalizing relationship-development initiatives both internally and externally.

Known for her inclusive, results-oriented approach to the business of marketing communications, Liz is an industry leader. She has held many leadership roles in professional services organizations, including the Legal Marketing Association and International Legal Technology Association.

Learn more about Liz in this installment of Women Who Wow.