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Great Relationships Start with the Basics

These days, it seems that everyone is looking for a quick fix to everything. How do I get clients fast? How can I do business development without being directly involved myself? How can I skip ahead to the final steps? Unfortunately, as with anything worthwhile, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. If you … Continue Reading

Two Ways to Use LinkedIn to Attract Your Ideal Client

Of all the social media platforms out there, I’d venture to say that LinkedIn is the one that lawyers are most comfortable using. It has a reputation for being the most professional, and as a result, it’s had the widest adoption within the industry. In recent years, LinkedIn has really expanded their offerings, and provided … Continue Reading

USING SALES DATA TO IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

While I’m out of the office this week for our Annual Conference, I’m bringing you a guest post from Vince Robisch, of Minimalex – Vince coaches attorneys on improving their business development process to bring in more corporate clients. He practiced at an AmLaw 200 firm for eight years, and has sold millions of dollars … Continue Reading

Lawyers: What Makes You Worth Talking About?

Lawyers know better than most people that words matter – after all, who knows better than a contract lawyer that a nuanced clause can make or break a deal? But who knows better than your marketing team that “marketing” is a four-letter word? It shouldn’t be – and I’ll explain why in a moment. But … Continue Reading

Developing a learning culture in your organisation

While I’m out of the office this week, I’m really pleased to be bringing you a special guest post from one of the ILN’s member professionals. Alice Steen, Knowledge Manager at Holmes O’Malley Sexton, discusses best practices for developing a learning culture in your organization. *** Alice Steen, Knowledge Manager, at Holmes O’Malley Sexton reflects … Continue Reading

Overcoming Awkward Silences at Networking Events

There are some people who can talk with anyone – my brother-in-law is like that. Put him in a room with a bunch of people he doesn’t know, and he excels at connecting with them without awkward silences. But for many of us, that is unfortunately not one of our strengths. I’m a prime example … Continue Reading

Are Your Networking Efforts Wasted?

If we were guaranteed to get business every time we met someone new, we’d all be networking all the time, right? But instead, networking takes time, it takes finesse and relationship-building, and often, you’ll find yourself talking to someone who may not be giving your their business or they may not have business to give … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

4 Tasks to Improve Your Business Communication Skills

Successful communication comes in many forms, and we may be already convinced either by virtue of our training or personality that we’re naturally good communicators. Whether you’re confident in your communications skills, or looking for a refresher, there are four tasks you can undertake today to improve your business communication skills. Audit Your Communication How … Continue Reading

Law Firm Leaders: Time to Address Data Poverty

This is just a guess, but I suspect that most of us didn’t get into the legal industry because we love data, right? If we loved data, we’d be elsewhere. But…bad news. Data is one of those things that we have to start embracing as the industry changes in order to stay relevant. It sounds … Continue Reading

SmartLaw: The Future is NOW

We’ve had a lot of discussion over the past several years about what the future of legal services will look like, and what critical characteristics and ideas will be necessary for lawyers and law firms to embrace in order to operate within it successfully. Last week, we opened the conversation again with the release of … Continue Reading
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