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Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro

How can we network better? Many posts offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique, I’m always happy to share it. Recently, I came across this piece from Branding Magazine, with “5 Tips … Continue Reading

What’s Holding us Back from Real Change in Legal?

“Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me recently, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And it does sound dire. But after the statistics that we covered in a recent post (1/3 of clients are openly … Continue Reading

Turning Innovative Ideas Into Results: A Practical Guide

During the recent CLOC conference, attendees had the opportunity to receive a complimentary copy of Richard Susskind’s second edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.” Susskind also spoke as the lunch keynote on the first day, and shared with us that while his first edition had been written for young and aspiring lawyers … Continue Reading

CLOC: Change is a Drumbeat

Any time you pick your head up from the daily work you’re doing in the legal industry, “change” is the drumbeat that you hear. Nowhere was that more apparent to me than at last week’s CLOC Institute – for those of you who aren’t familiar with CLOC, it’s the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. They’re a … Continue Reading

ILN Announces Release of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

We’re excited to announce today the release of the first edition of our real estate guide, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” The collaborative electronic guide provides an overview of the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate in eleven jurisdictions internationally. It is designed to serve as a quick and practical reference … Continue Reading

Change: What’s Holding Us Back?

“Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me yesterday, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And it does sound dire. But after the statistics that we covered in last week’s post (1/3 … Continue Reading

Are You Ready for the Future of Legal Services?

A few months ago, I was contacted about SmartLaw. SmartLaw is the idea that there are three keys to a law firm’s success – their clients, their culture and the intelligent use of technology (this is per HighQ, a technology company who provides enterprise collaboration, file sharing & content publishing solutions to leading law firms, … Continue Reading

How We Buy What You Sell – and How That’s Changing – A Recap

I’m still recovering from the whirlwind that was #LMA15 – it’s always a festival of education, networking, mentorship, relationship-building, thought leadership, and having amazing, thought-provoking conversations about our industry and where its headed. And I love every minute of it. But one of my favorite parts, as you know, is the general counsel panel.  This … Continue Reading

ILN Firm of the Month – LEADCO Legal Counsel, Vietnam!

          The ILN is proud to announce our latest "Firm of the Month" – LEADCO Legal Counsel of Hanoi, Vietnam! Leadco Legal Counsel (Leadco) is a Hanoi-based law firm established in 1992. It was one of the first domestic law firms to be founded after the implementation of the Doi Moi (renovation) economic reform … Continue Reading

US General Counsel: Global Needs for Outside Counsel

On Friday morning, LMA delegates gathered to hear the annual general counsel panel, "U.S. General Counsel Discuss Global Needs for Outside Counsel: Is Your Firm on Their Short List?" produced by Inside Counsel and Lloyd Johnson. The program description read:  This panel of general counsel will discuss high priority needs, challenges and concerns related to … Continue Reading

“Delivering Happiness” – A Zappos Session Recap

So if you’ve been hiding under a rock instead of reading my blog posts, you may not already know that my favorite session from LMA13 was "Delivering Happiness: Fresh Ideas for Service-Driven Brands Deploying Social Media Tactics, Seeking ROI" with Graham Kahr, Social Scientist for Zappos and Jayne Navarre of Law Gravity LLC.  Rather than a … Continue Reading

Legal Marketers – Let’s Raise the Bar

This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking with my fellow co-leaders in the Legal Marketing Association’s Social Media Special Interest Group (LMA Social Media SIG for short). Our main purpose was to debrief on our group’s activities at the conference, to see what worked well and what didn’t, but by virtue of the conversation, … Continue Reading

LMA Annual Conference – A Quick Debrief

It’s been a week since I returned home from the LMA’s Annual Conference, and I’m still digesting everything that went on there – it was a non-stop whirlwind of networking, meetups with social media friends and ILN marketers, face-time with new attendees, and conference sessions (as well as a LOT of food). LMA served its … Continue Reading

Taking it Offline

Social media is the perfect medium for someone like me – someone who’s an introvert, a bit on the shy side, and prefers to have the safety of being behind a computer screen rather than face-to-face.  But if you’re using social media to be…well, social…and you’d like it to lead to business development opportunities, you’ve … Continue Reading

Teachable Moments from Dewey – An LMANJ Recap

Last week, I attended the LMANJ city group’s session on "Teachable Moments from Dewey," a presentation taking place in New York that we were remotely accessing. Our speakers were Bruce MacEwen, founder and President of Adam Smith, Esq and Sara Randazzo, a reporter with American Lawyer.  While I’ve been watching the Dewey coverage with interest, … Continue Reading

Are you Thinking…Alternatively?

Now, as I mentioned in my summary of the GC Panel at the LMA Conference this year, Jeff Carr says he’s banned the word "alternative," because there should be nothing alternative about alternative fees. But, for the sake of this recap, we’re going to use it, as that’s what the session focused on.  Tim Corcoran … Continue Reading

Mentoring Associates in Business Development

There were so many good tidbits that came out of our LMA New Jersey meeting last week! Amy Adams shared her comments on the session she attended about mentoring associates in business development. Amy’s comments were particularly helpful, because she’s speaking from the perspective of an in-house marketer, so she’s implementing the advice from the … Continue Reading
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