It’s a challenging time for everyone in terms of generating new business right now. Some clients are reluctant to engage with outside counsel and certain matters have been put on hold with the world being in such flux.

If you are a senior associate or junior partner who has lost momentum on building your book of business and/or brand due to the pandemic, or you’re just starting to think about developing new business, I have a few ideas. Consider doing these now to lay the groundwork, put yourself in a strong position in the future when it comes to lead generation.
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I hope you’re all doing well in spite of these difficult times. I wanted to let you know about a free virtual program I’m doing tomorrow June 4 at 1pm ET. Anyone can join – consultants, in-house marketers of any level, lawyers or business professionals.

The program will cover how to use social media

It’s a challenging time for everyone in terms of generating new business.

Some clients are reluctant to engage with outside counsel and certain matters have been put on hold with the world being in such flux.

If you are a senior associate or junior partner who has lost momentum on building your book of business

We are in uncharted waters right now with the outbreak of COVID-19. Law firms and other businesses are trying to function in a volatile and rapidly changing environment, including adapting to its employees working remotely for the first time. Most of our contact both professionally and personally will be done online for the foreseeable future. So how do you market your company and yourself during this uncertain time? The answer is online.

As so many of us have been forced to isolate and much of the world is on a temporary shutdown, we will be depending on social media more than ever to connect with others, and using online resources to conduct business and network.

Pandemic or not, LinkedIn is the most important social media channel for professionals in any field. While we need to be physically apart at this time, we should not be social media distancing. In fact, we should be leaning into social media and using it to enhance our relationships both personally and professionally. It’s exactly the social glue we need right now.

Content marketing and sharing content via email and social media has never been a more important way to communicate with clients, colleagues, referral sources, recruits and alumni while we are unable to see each other in person. Your goal should be to build stronger relationships and help others through value-added content during this stressful time.

While you should be completely sensitive to current market conditions and create content relevant to what’s happening in the world right now (such as creating coronavirus-related thought leadership and webinars), this is not the time to disappear from your clients — or to suspend your marketing activities. In fact, this is the time to lean in and position yourself as a leader and authority in your respective area of the law.

There are so many things you can do right now to help guide your clients through the coronavirus outbreak using social media and content. Here are some ideas.


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I am thrilled to be featured in a recent Practising Law Institute (PLI) #inSecuritiesPod podcast along with the brilliant Deborah Farone.

In the podcast, Deborah and I discuss the strategies and tactics we each leverage to help law firms, individual attorneys and practitioners build thriving practices. We delve into how firms and lawyers can

I will be offering another virtual program on Wednesday, May 27 at 1pm ET to raise money for Feeding America, a nonprofit helping those who need food most right now. (A recorded on-demand option is also available – just note that in the comments on the registration form.)

The program will focus on how

When it comes to content, being sensitive to current market conditions and disseminating content and programs that are designed to inform your clients and help them navigate this unprecedented time should be your only guiding principle.

Here are a few things not to do right now during the pandemic when it comes to content and

Join me for a virtual program this Friday 5/15 at 1pm on how to take your social media graphics (and bring video, podcasts and thought leadership) to the next level using Canva and other visual tools. The best part is that none of these tools cost a lot or require graphic design skills.

I will

I wrote a new article for Law.com and the Mid-Market Report on “How To Maintain and Build Your Business During COVID-19.”

As I note, the most important question you should ask yourself right now is “how can we support our clients and our profession during this time?” Let that guide everything you do as a

Clients come to law firms because they need help finding and implementing solutions – each employee is in essence a legal solution provider and a problem solver. And in a crowded and the unpredictable business climate of today, it is more important than ever to embrace and anticipate changes to meet the shifting needs of clients. Most importantly, we always need to put our clients first and ensure that every employee embraces a client-centric mindset.

Being a great lawyer doesn’t guarantee you a solid book of business anymore. Neither does having a law degree from one of the top schools in the country. None of these fancy credentials matter if you don’t have the right people skills (or emotional intelligence) to connect with clients on a personal level, especially now. 

Because clients regularly hire outside counsel who they’ve known for many years – from law school, a prior firm, a friend of a friend or a past matter – cultivating relationships should be at the heart of everything you do – especially now. It’s important to treat everyone with whom you come into contact as if they could be a future client or referral source, which is a helpful guiding principle in how to interact with your professional network.

Here’s how to develop a more client-centric mindset and build stronger relationships despite the barriers we are facing today during this worldwide pandemic.
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