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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.

Rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field is letting you in on a secret today. And it’s one I completely agree with too. Read on…

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Shhh… I’m going to tell you a secret.

Lean in a bit closer so I can YELL this in your ear! The most important secret to Rainmaking success is . . . .
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: THE Most Important Secret to Rainmaking Success

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with LexBlog’s Bob Ambrogi on “This Week in Legal Blogging,” their new Facebook Live interview series. Bob and I discussed the ILN, running a legal network during a pandemic, and the eleven years that I’ve spent blogging here on Zen (how did that happen??). Two of his questions touched on tips for bloggers who were either getting started in legal blogging, or looking to focus or amplify their efforts, so I wanted to share them here with you! These are my six tips for legal bloggers:
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If you’re likely to be in quarantine for a while, or even if it will be a long time before you can travel to your firm’s other offices, read on to see Jaimie Field’s suggestions for better connecting with your colleagues. (Hint: these can be used to get to know your ILN colleagues better too!)

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It doesn’t seem like we are going to go back to the office anytime soon.

And, as a result, you have been isolated from the other attorneys in your respective firms.  Oh, I’m sure there may have been emails back and forth with various partners on case matters you may be working on; but one of the benefits of working at a law firm, at least according to management, is face-to-face-time with other attorneys.
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Do You Know Your Colleagues?

These are the words from David Ackert of The Ackert Advisory during a webinar that he gave for our ILN membership yesterday, and oh boy do those hit home.

I can say that as an organization, we’re not just “hunkering down” when it comes to our strategy for 2020, but is that something that sounds familiar to you for your firm or practice? When COVID hit, was there an immediate flurry of “batten down the hatches!” and everyone just hold on for dear life?
Continue Reading “Hunker down” is not a growth strategy; it’s a survival strategy

Ziad Salloum is a partner with Salloum & Partners, an Emirati law firm and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Ziad talk about the lessons that Ziad took from his own government’s preparedness efforts, how he handled the crisis and shift to remote working as a leader, and what he wishes he would have known at the outset of the pandemic. Tune in by clicking below!
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The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Llinks Law Offices, China!
Llinks Law Offices is a leading PRC law firm with a domestic and international practice specialized in cross-border transactions, renowned for providing high quality legal services and formulating innovative solutions to complex legal problems. The firm’s professionalism and business expertise have been consistently recognized over the years as one of the top tier firms in China by international and domestic rating organizations, industrial and professional associations, and relevant regulatory agencies, including by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and International Financial Law Review 1000, Asian Legal Business, Asia Asset Management, China Law & Practice, China Business Law Journal and many more. Llinks was also honored in being designated as a National Outstanding Law Firm in China, a Shanghai Outstanding Law Firm, and one of the Shanghai Top Ten Law Firms.


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James Flynn is the managing partner of Epstein Becker & Green, a US law firm with 14 offices, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jim discuss how the pandemic has broken down barriers between offices, the ways in which he addresses the myriad of challenges facing all

In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, trainer and expert Jaimie Field talks about the importance of having a plan – and changing that plan.

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In part one of this series, I wrote that to finish 2020 strong, you will need to adjust your mindset from all of the anxiety and stress that this year has initiated.  In other words, you need to change your mind.

Additionally, you will need to change your plans.
Continue Reading Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Finish 2020 Strong – Part 2: Change Your Plans

Joe Mittag is a partner with OMF Otto Mittag & Partner, a law firm in Germany and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Joe talk about how Germany’s handling of the pandemic has allowed them to open up after a three-week quarantine, considering clients as part of your firm’s team, and a theme for many of our firms, the importance of communication.
Continue Reading Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 7: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner