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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.

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Rick Walsh is the Chairman of Lewis Rice, a leading regional law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with additional strategic offices. They are also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Rick discuss the ongoing impact

Need a break from doom scrolling about the election? Focus on making productive strides in your practice instead with this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation from expert and trainer, Jaimie Field.

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I’ll begin this Rainmaking Recommendation as I have the last two:

The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things:
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In this week’s post, rainmaking expert and coach, Jaimie Field continues her discussion from last week on using the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker!

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Exactly as I began the last Rainmaking Recommendation, so I reiterate:

The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things:

  • Creating visibility and becoming known as an authority in the field of law that you practice – this is known as Marketing yourself and your services;
  • Meeting people – whether in person or virtually – who want or need your services or who know people who want or need your services – this is known as Networking; and
  • Creating relationships in which you are the obvious choice to help them — and this is the Rainmaking part of the equation.


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In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, is talking about how to use the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker. Read on to find out how that can apply to you!

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In many different blogs and Rainmaking Recommendations, I have said – repeatedly, that Rainmaking is about 3 things:
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Andreas Kaeser is a partner with one of the International Lawyers Network’s founding firms, wehinger kaelin ferrari ag, in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode, Lindsay and Andreas talk about what it’s like to be one of the only firms that never worked

In this week’s post from rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field, she’s addressing one of my biggest pet peeves, the idea of the “overnight success” or “I went to this one networking event and I didn’t get any business!” If you’ve ever found yourself trying a business development or networking tactic and finding that it doesn’t work (or a bunch of them) and not understanding why, this post may be for you.

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In the almost 20 years I have been a Rainmaking Trainer and Coach, I have worked personally, one-on-one, with hundreds of attorneys.  And there have only been a few with whom I have not been as successful a coach as I would have liked to have been.
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Donal Creaton is a partner in the litigation department of Holmes O’Malley Sexton, a full-service Irish law firm with three offices across the country and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, we dive into the importance of embracing

Two years ago, we were talking about the skills that young lawyers are seeking to hone as they in order to become successful, experienced lawyers, and it’s starting to become hard to believe that one of those was in-person presentation skills. While I absolutely believe that we’re going to get back to being face-to-face at some point in the future, in the meantime, it’s necessary for all of us to consider how we can improve our virtual presentation skills. We may think that if we’re skilled presenters already, that we’re ready for our zoom debuts, but it can be a different skillset – so let’s look at four ways to translate your in-person skills to an online world, and some bonus tips for presenting in a virtual environment.
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In this week’s rainmaking recommendation from trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, she talks about procrastination, which might resonate with you. Read on to find out how she combats it!

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My name is Jaimie Field and I am a chronic procrastinator.

I thought that would feel better getting that out in writing, but honestly, it doesn’t because I am not sure when this procrastination habit began.  And make no mistake, procrastination is both a habit, and according to Mel Robbins, the author of the 5 Second Rule, “a form of stress relief.”
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