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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. 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 recently included in Clio’s list for “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 for 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.

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

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Two phrases will take a Rainmaker further than any other.

No, it’s not “alternative billing” or “free consultation” (although those aren’t bad phrases).

The two phrases are:  “Thank You” and “I’m Sorry”
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The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, BROSA Abogados y Economistas, Spain!
BROSA is a firm that provides legal and economic services directed to satisfy the needs of a large enterprise as much as those of a small one, in a field as complex as the present business world. Thanks to a solid path of more than 50 years, the firm occupies a prominent place in the Spanish ranking in its sector, competing with the most prestigious and sizeable, whether Spanish or international.


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

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You’ve spoken to a potential client, and they seem to like you.

Or maybe, you’ve sent out an RFP and been chosen to discuss your proposal with the potential client(s) who sent out the offer.

Or maybe you’ve gotten a tentative yes to work with someone you consider an ideal client.

Or maybe, you’ve sent out a resume to work with the law firm of your dreams.
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How Rainmakers Deal with Rejection

“I just can’t do one more online meeting. “

“You can’t get business that way.” 

“My clients need me more.” 

Have you ever said, or thought, any of these things about a virtual event or while involved in a conference organization during the pandemic? It’s not the first time I’ve heard them, which is why they merit a mention here.

When you say these things out loud or to yourself, it’s likely that your first reaction is that you’re fed up, the organization is faulty, or you’ll just hang on until things get back to “normal.” But consider for just a moment that maybe the networking barrier in these scenarios is actually you.
Continue Reading How Zoom Fatigue May Be Blocking Your Relationship Development Efforts (And How to Fix It)

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

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It’s the first day of September.

Let me repeat that in case you missed it –  IT. IS. THE. FIRST. DAY. OF. SEPTEMBER!

I don’t know about you, but this year seems to be flying by faster than most.  I am not sure if it is the fact that we are still dealing with a pandemic or if, as you get older, the days seem to evaporate, but I want to remind you that there are four months left to this year.  You still have time to make this your best year in terms of business development, but you will have to do the work.
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Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Alfonso López-Ibor is the founding partner of López-Ibor Abogados, a firm specialized in business law in Madrid and Valencia, with a partner firm in Barcelona, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Alfonso consider what the

If you’ve been following along here at Zen for any length of time (or even just the last few weeks), then you’ll know that I love September and the promise of a fresh start that it brings (also because the fall is my favorite season).

A LOT of us have been feeling bogged down lately – by the pandemic, endless Zoom calls, heat and humidity, worldwide unrest, the list goes on. There is a lot that we CAN’T control. But there are some things we can control – for one, our attitudes and our ability to reach out and help someone else.
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In just over a week, it will be September 1st. As I mentioned last week, I like to think of September as a brand new start, much like the school year used to be. It’s a chance to begin again and look at your goals and plans with a fresh set of eyes.

While business development is an ongoing effort and doesn’t wrap up simply because the calendar year comes to a close, I’ve found that when I have ongoing projects, giving myself firm deadlines to complete them motivates me far more than having some abstract end date.
Continue Reading 4 Weeks to Plan Your 4th Quarter Business Development Victory

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

Kriton Metaxopoulos is the managing partner of A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm, a boutique law firm in Athens, Greece, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Kriton look at the fast-paced changes in

The other day, I saw that someone said that August feels like the Sunday of the year. This feels really true. And bearing that in mind, it can be a good time to use this “Sunday” to prepare for the remaining months of the year – if you’re a preparer-type. With just about two weeks left in the month and a lot of clients and colleagues out on vacation, you may want to take a look around your physical or home office and identify what is working well or where the challenges are, in three different areas, to set yourself up for a successful September.
Continue Reading 3 Key Things to Tackle This August for September Success