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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: It’s Mind Over Matter

Here with this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation is expert and trainer, Jaimie Field!

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Those who know me know that I am obsessed with personal & business development.  Since I was 18 years old I have been reading books by Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peal, Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Florence Scovill Shinn, and so many others.  I have a library of thousands of books and recorded programs that I have listened to and read over the years.

(I hate the term “self-help” because it implies that there is something fundamentally wrong with the person who is reading the books or listening to the recordings.  Instead, I prefer the term “Success Literature” because that is what I am trying to achieve.) Continue Reading

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ILN Firm of the Month – Lutgen & Associés, Luxembourg!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Lutgen & Associés, Luxembourg!

The firm specialises in advice and litigation services in civil and commercial law, criminal business law, international mutual assistance, anti-money laundering regulations, banking law, administrative law and urban planning, and employment law. Continue Reading

Posted in Law Firms, Leadership

Five Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills Today

We’ve saved the best for last – or potentially, I’ve just been avoiding this topic because time management is an area where I need to be taking my own advice.

If you ask a lawyer what one of their biggest issues is, you’ll find that time management is top of the list. Especially when it comes to maximizing billable client time.

Let’s look at five things you can do today to start to improve your time management skills. Continue Reading

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Good( r ) Leadership Means Having to Say You’re Sorry

Regular Zen readers will know that I’m a runner. When you first start running, you tell yourself that it’s the cheapest sport – all you need is a pair of sneakers, and you can head outside and do it. While this is (essentially) true, we runners love our gadgets and our products, and sharing our favorites of the same.

It won’t surprise you to learn that I’m in a couple of Facebook groups dedicated to running, including a pretty large one, and we often share products we love. A popular one among the group is the sunglasses brand, Goodr, who have been known as a fun, edgy brand with glasses that stay put on your face during long, sweaty runs, have a basset hound mascot, and catchy names for their sunnies. I own three pairs myself.  Continue Reading

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field

Rainmaking trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, is back with rainmaking recommendations to kick off your new year in the right way. Check out her latest in today’s post.

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A brand new year had started and you are being given a blank slate upon which to write another chapter of your life story. I get excited whenever a New Year comes around because it reminds me of the expectations I have for a great new year.  Particularly since 2018 was not an easy year for me – my father (my mentor and teacher), who was one of the reasons I went to law school, passed away and it truly knocked me down for a little while.  Continue Reading

Posted in Law Firms, Legal Marketing, Relationship Development

7 Ways to Sprinkle Business Development, instead of Bah Humbug, Into the End of December

Has everyone got their “fa la la” on yet?

While the holidays are often a mad rush for all of us, it seems that this year especially, everyone is behind with wrapping up their end of the year duties (and wrapping up their gifts), while we try to figure out shortcuts for how to manage to get everything done before family and friends descend on us (or you head out the door yourself). In among all of the holiday madness are your professional pressures, which, of course, take priority.

So instead of adding to the pressure of asking you to throw some crazy business development, relationship building activities into your holiday mix, let’s look at a few easy and mostly quick ways you can sprinkle some engagement into your final weeks of 2018, and set yourself up for early success in the new year.  Continue Reading

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Member Firm in Finland

We’re so excited to officially welcome our newest member firm, Fenno Attorneys at Law, in Finland!

A regional Finnish law firm, Fenno provides legal services for both corporate and private clients.

For corporate clients, Fenno is called upon to assist with corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, company reorganization and/or insolvency, tax law, labor law, dispute resolution and more. Continue Reading

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ILN Firm of the Month – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld, Pennsylvania!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC, Pennsylvania!
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a 40 lawyer, full service firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. RCCB’s lawyers bring a wealth of prior experience to matters, ranging from large multi-national and regional law firm roles, to practicing in smaller entrepreneurial firms, to leadership positions, both legal and non-legal, within companies and clients. RCCB provides clients sophisticated, high quality strategic advice and legal counseling in a client-friendly and collaborative environment. RCCB practices include corporate and transactional law, real estate, commercial litigation, IP licensing and litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, trusts and estates, alternative energy and employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law. Many RCCB lawyers have significant experience with cross-border transactions.

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

The International Lawyers Network’s Real Estate Specialty Group announces the third release of its publication, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 21 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those buying & selling real estate in these jurisdictions.

I’m really pleased as the guide’s facilitator to offer the third edition of our guide, which builds on our previous efforts. We have a number of new jurisdictions, and the group continues to work collaboratively to update the guide with the latest figures and regulations for their countries. It’s a practical and valuable resource for firms and companies with multinational real estate needs.

To view the guide, please click here: http://bit.ly/ILNRealEstate3rd

About the ILN Real Estate Specialty Group
Co-chaired by Amy Fracassini of Davis, Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, Massachusetts and Kathryn Collie of Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Real Estate Group fosters relationships among practitioners in this area to support the making and receiving of referrals.

Posted in Future of the Law Firm, Law Firm Client Service, Law Firms, Leadership

Lawyers: Collaboration Drives Your Success. Here’s How to Do it

We’ve discussed the idea of change extensively here on Zen, and although it’s a long time coming in the legal industry, there are pockets of exciting innovation. One such pocket is the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, or CLOC, which has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years (as in 40 members to 1800 members in 3 years). One of CLOC’s core tenets is bringing together the ENTIRE legal ecosystem in order to achieve real, systemic change, and that’s a tenet I can really get behind.

Last week, I had the pleasure to join their CIO/Cybersecurity Initiative task force, and it got me thinking about what’s really necessary for collaboration in the legal ecosystem (and other professional services industries, for that matter). I’d like to share with you my three tips that I saw in action during this CLOC meeting that you can implement today in your firms as you seek to ride the wave of change.  Continue Reading

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