Legal Marketing Association 2014

On Friday, we had an excellent, excellent panel following lunch with some truly brilliant people – moderator Nancy Mangan of Wicker Park Group chatted with Paul Malanowski (@pmalanowski) of Saul Ewing, Melanie Green (@melaniegreen) of Faegre Baker Daniels, and Dave Bruns (@dbruns) of Farella Braun + Martel about some of the innovative things they do to combat the most prevalent problems in business development. 

Whether you’re at a large firm, or a small firm (or a service provider), there were a lot of tips in here that we can use to better drive business development. 

Key Takeaway: Talk to your Clients

When I use the word "clients" here, it has different meanings for different people: 

  • For attorneys, it’s your clients. 
  • For marketers, it’s your attorneys. 
  • For service providers, it’s your clients. 

Continue Reading Takeaways from “Quick Fixes: Innovative Solutions in Law Firm Business Development”

LMA14 is gone as quickly as it arrived, and it’s left me feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck! As I expected, the networking and the programming were the two most valuable pieces for me, and there are many, many things I’ll be sharing with you all here on Zen in the coming days. 

This year, I really felt that the conference chairs stepped up their game with the programming – almost all of the sessions I went to weren’t just good, they were excellent, and I came away feeling that I’d learned a lot to share with my attorneys, but also a lot that I can use myself in my daily work.  Of course, that means I feel like I’ve been trying to drink water from a fire hose for the last few days, which is a bit overwhelming, but I’ll work to distill it all for you over the next few weeks.

First up, I’d like to share some of the great takeaways to come out of LexBlog’s interviews of LMA attendees – there are some SUPER smart people in our organization, who shared their thoughts with LXBN. You can check out all the interviews here, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites. Pay particular attention to the advice from the General Counsel in the first interview and Toby Brown’s thoughts on the current pricing model. Continue Reading LMA14 – It’s a Wrap!