We’re bringing you some more great advice today from rainmaking expert, Jaimie Field

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Look at your calendar.

If you are like me, your September is always filled with networking events – traditionally this is the time that associations get back to business and lots and lots of activity.

Time is a precious commodity. You do not have all the time in the world to be involved with every organization.

Maybe now is the time to evaluate the groups with which you are involved. Ask yourself the following four questions:

  1. How long have you been in that group?
  2. Do you like the people in the group?
  3. Have you received any business from that organization or association?
  4. Are you learning anything being a part of this group that will help you in your career?

If the answer to these questions is NO, then it’s time to rethink your membership with the following caveats:

  • If you haven’t been in the group that long, you need to give it a true shot, unless. . .
  • You really dislike the members of the group. Then it’s just time to get out.
  • If you haven’t given any business to any others, no one is going to give business to you.

Join the associations and create relationships with people who will either provide information that will help you learn more or who will help you grow your business. You do not have enough time to join every organization out there.

One last thing: Just because you leave an association doesn’t mean that you cannot keep in touch and continue to grow relationships with the people you like who you met in that group.

Rainmaking Recommendations are sent the first and third Wednesdays of the month. They are bite size tips that when implemented will cause you to make rain. To learn more about Rainmaking, Goal Setting and Achieving  the Life you want as an Attorney please contact Jaimie B. Field, Esq. If you have missed any of the previous Rainmaking Recommendations you can find them at www.jaimiefield.com The Enlightened Rainmaker Blog

Important Note: Before you implement any advice, please make sure that these recommendations do not violate the ethical rules of the associations governing attorneys/solicitors/barristers in your country. Marketing Field, LLC and Jaimie B. Field, Esq. does not take responsibility for the implementation of any advice which is not permitted by the ethics rules of the various authorities governing attorneys in your country.
 

 

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. She is a dynamic, influential international executive and marketing thought leader with a passion for relationship development and authoring impactful content. Griffiths is a driven, strategic leader who implements creative initiatives to achieve the goals of a global professional services network. She manages all major aspects of the Network, including recruitment, member retention, and providing exceptional client service to an international membership base.

In her role as Executive Director, Griffiths manages a mix of international programs, engages a diverse global community, and develops an international membership base. She leads the development and successful implementation of major organizational initiatives, manages interpersonal relationships, and possesses executive presence with audiences of internal and external stakeholders. Griffiths excels at project management, organization, and planning, writes and speaks with influence and authority, and works independently while demonstrating flexibility in thinking, especially in challenging situations. She also adapts to diverse and dynamic environments with constant assessment and recalibration.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

In 2021, the ILN was honored as Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and in 2016 and 2017, they were shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year. Since 2011, the Network has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network, recently increasing this ranking to be included in the top two percent of law firm networks globally, as well as adding two regional rankings. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry and was included in Clio’s list of “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful, and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.