Tag Archives: Legal

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

ILN-terviews: Jonas Forsman, Hellström

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Jonas Forsman of our member firm Hellstrom in Stockholm, Sweden. In one sentence, how would you describe your practice? My practice is within company law … Continue Reading

ILN Announces Second Edition of “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide”

The ILN’s Real Estate Group is delighted to announce today the release of the second (and updated) edition of their guide, “Buying & Selling Real Estate: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key real estate law principles in 18 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for … Continue Reading

Leverage Your Law Firm Network for More Value

Like with any relationship, the relationship you have with your law firm network will give back what you put into it. (This is true for any informal referral networks too, by the way) While we wholeheartedly advocate that you join a network with the goal of being able to better serve your clients by offering … Continue Reading

Five Easy Tips to Network Like a Boss

We’ve talked extensively on Zen about how to make the most out of conference attendance and networking. But with the ILN’s European Regional Conference coming up next week, it’s at the forefront of my mind! Before we jump in, I’d like to point out that I think the word “networking” can get a bit of … Continue Reading

International Lawyers Network Welcomes New Firm – Torres Law – Customs & Global Trade

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve welcomed a new member firm – Torres Law, a United States-based firm with a focus on international trade and customs law. Torres Law has offices in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC. The firm serves clients ranging from large, multi-national corporations to small importers and exporters. Torres Law also represents … Continue Reading

Two Easy Tips to Power Network Like a Pro

How can we network better? Many posts offer the same tips, spun in a different way – and that’s important, because I can always get something out of implementing the tried and true.  But when I find something unique, I’m always happy to share it. Recently, I came across this piece from Branding Magazine, with “5 Tips … Continue Reading

What’s Holding us Back from Real Change in Legal?

“Change or die.” How many times have you heard that over the last eight years? A friend of mine in the legal industry pointed that out to me recently, along with commenting that it always sounds so dire. And it does sound dire. But after the statistics that we covered in a recent post (1/3 of clients are openly … Continue Reading

Turning Innovative Ideas Into Results: A Practical Guide

During the recent CLOC conference, attendees had the opportunity to receive a complimentary copy of Richard Susskind’s second edition of “Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future.” Susskind also spoke as the lunch keynote on the first day, and shared with us that while his first edition had been written for young and aspiring lawyers … Continue Reading
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