The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Goodwins Law Corporation, Singapore!
This year is a special year for Goodwins, as it is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the legal industry. Being a commercially-minded law firm, with a deep understanding and appreciation of the realities in the commercial world, Goodwins focuses on the things that matter to its clients, which is reflected in its culture of Client Care and Quality Control.

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Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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We all know that attorneys hate the words “sales,” “selling,” “sell,” and so forth.  To lawyers, these words are genuinely offensive.

One of the biggest excuses I get for lawyers not becoming Rainmakers is “I didn’t go to law school to become a salesperson.”  In fact, I had used this excuse when I first started practicing. Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: You Are Already a Salesperson – Embrace It!

This afternoon, I have the great fortune to be sitting in on a program by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession on “Deconstructing Racial Bias.” Their first speaker was Sharon Jones, the CEO of Jones Diversity Inc. and author of Mastering the Game: Strategies for Career Success. She had many brilliant and sobering things to share with the audience, but the one that she left us with was the idea that firms and companies shouldn’t be striving for color-blindness. You may be familiar with this idea as  people saying “I don’t see color,” or “the ideal world is where we don’t recognize color.” But what we should be striving for instead is color-inclusion.

How do we do this? Sharon has four recommendations:

  • Require diverse legal teams and track the hours that diverse lawyers spend to ensure that they’re working an equal number of hours.
  • Require search firms to provide you with a diverse slate, and don’t make hiring decisions until you’ve seen a fully diverse slate.
  • Be willing to look at the data that you have on diversity, and if it’s not becoming more diverse in your firm or company, ASK WHY. Ask the hard questions and don’t accept the flimsy excuses that Black and brown people are getting multiple job offers (this is false), that they want to only practice certain types of law (ask them) or that you can’t find them (you’re not looking).
  • Make sure that lawyers of color have powerful and influential sponsors.

Here is the written paper that the program is based on, and the agenda for today. The replay of the program is well worth watching, and I’ll share the link as it’s available.

Almost ten years ago, I attended a general counsel panel about achieving greater collaboration and the clients who participated shared their top takeaways for lawyers and law firms. I’m not sure whether it speaks to the constancy of the legal profession that this advice holds true for today, or we are just still not getting it, but while there are definitely some sophisticated clients needs in the market today, the basics remain the same: Continue Reading Lawyers – What do Your Clients Want? Hint: It Hasn’t Changed

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

David Gitlin is a partner with Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, a business law firm with an entrepreneurial spirit in Pennsylvania and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and David talk about the impacts of the pandemic and a changing profession on how young lawyers are trained and educated, the tension between culture and remote working, and how he’s managed to find time to pursue passions even while working more than ever.

Tune in below!

Join us for this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field.

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In this very brief Rainmaking Recommendation, I would like to both vent my annoyance as well as tell you how to avoid ticking off your clients and prospects. Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Permission Marketing

Our Real Estate group wants you to “treat yourself” to the latest edition of our real estate guide!

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group is excited to announce the fifth release of its real estate publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 28 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying and selling real estate in these jurisdictions. Continue Reading ILN Releases 5th Edition of Real Estate Publication, Offering a Summary of Key Real Estate Law Principles in 26 Countries

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Connolly Gallagher LLP – Delaware, USA!
Connolly Gallagher LLP is a law firm in Delaware, U.S.A., an important center for corporate law, alternative entity law, intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy, trust law, and more. From its offices in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Connolly Gallagher serves the needs of businesses and individuals in Delaware, the region, and beyond.

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Please join us for a guest post from rainmaking trainer and expert, Jaimie Field.

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For the past 4 Rainmaking Recommendations, we have been discussing the Rainmaking Cycle.  Today, we discuss the last part, creating relationships. And while to some attorneys this may sound a bit woo-woo or spiritual, the truth is that people do business with people they know, like, and trust. Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 3 – Creating Relationships)

I’m working on a new podcast with some friends of mine, and our topic for yesterday was the idea of “self care” and what it means. One of them mentioned that she hadn’t even heard the term “self-care” until 18 months ago, and while it was more familiar to me, we did delve into the idea that had it not been for the pandemic, we didn’t think it was something that we would have come to reflect on as much.

As someone with a MAJOR type-A personality (ask anyone who knows me), who is a wee bit of a workaholic, my idea of self care has always been things like guiltily scheduling a massage during one of the hours I get to myself during a work conference or not checking my email while with family (I live alone, so…that’s not very often). This might sound noble, but I assure you, it isn’t. Continue Reading “Self Care” isn’t just a Buzzword – it’s Good Business