This morning, I went to use a pen that I got at a conference last year (I really do miss in-person conferences) from a law firm service provider. It’s my favorite pen. It writes perfectly, it never leaks on anything, it has the perfect consistency and it is a bright color, so I can always

No matter how brilliant a lawyer is, he/she is unlikely to steadily bring in business throughout their career solely through providing high-quality legal services.

In any relationship-driven business, the vast majority of work goes to those who not only do great work but who understand their clients’ businesses inside and out, make their clients look good both internally and externally, and are the kind of people with whom clients genuinely like working.

That being said, building relationships takes patience, persistence and a personal touch, which are skills that all of us can refine and polish.

I’ve put together tips for lawyers at any level focusing on cultivating and strengthening relationships (although they can be adapted to anyone in pretty much any field). I hope they inspire you (and lead to new clients)!


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My good friend Kristyn Brophy contributed this great piece to the blog. You should follow her!

Do you remember going to conferences and in-person events pre-pandemic? You would walk into the room, greet the individuals working the registration table, and they would search through a sea of little paper rectangles to find your name tag.

I’ll be presenting a free webinar for the Legal Value Network on November 19 at 12pm EDT on “How to Use LinkedIn for Brand Building and Client Development Today.”

This webinar is for business professionals of all levels who want to learn how to build a stronger LinkedIn profile and network, and how

I’m excited to speak to the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants) Fall Symposium today on how to use LinkedIn in a changed marketplace. I’ll be showing attendees, who are in the legal search field, how to create custom graphics (I promise if I can do it, so can you!) like this and how

If you’re not using social media professionally, you should be. Especially with the pandemic throwing a curveball into our lives over the past seven months and making online networking and branding more important than ever before

Here are a few benefits (and reasons) to incorporate social media into your marketing and business development strategy.

  • It’s

It’s so easy to forget to be client-centric all the time especially during this extraordinary past 7 months filled with new stressors and pressures.

It’s also easy to be forgotten during a time when we aren’t seeing others regularly in person and we aren’t front and center with our professional network.

But there are a

Being an entrepreneur is a great way to make your mark, pave your own path while being your own boss. Especially if you can identify a need in the market for goods or a service that you can provide that others are not providing in the same way or not providing at all.

That being

Every few years I get the opportunity to speak with my friend and industry leader Adrian Dayton on a social media panel. This is the year!

Join me and Adrian later this month for a virtual panel at the LMA Midwest Region Tech Conference on 10 pandemic friendly LinkedIn tips your lawyers need to know