Over the years, I’ve noticed that some lawyers are making mistakes that will undermine their business development efforts. These are short-sighted decisions that may seem smart in the short run but will cause great damage over time. Marketing Don’t #1: “It’s all about me” newsletters. A lawyer I don’t know subscribed me to his mailing list, using […]
/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Depositphotos_48038577_L.jpeg9932000Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2022-04-27 08:00:432022-04-26 18:22:34Long Run Business Development Efforts That Will Pay Off Over Time.
Every lawyer must be able to bring in at least enough work to support his or her own practice. Of course, with rare exceptions, no one springs into business development fully formed. It’s a process that takes both time to perform and time for the results to appear. Successful BD requires effort and skill. Every lawyer […]
/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Depositphotos_24652881_L.jpeg13332000Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2022-04-20 08:00:232022-04-19 07:35:32Internal Networking Tips (Especially For Lawyers New To a Firm)
Let’s start today’s newsletter with a little joke. During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director how she decides whether a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or […]
This is one of the most challenging communications issues that new lawyers face — really, that any of us face. Something has gone wrong, there’s an adverse ruling, or someone made a mistake. How do you deliver that news?Whether you need to inform the client or a more senior lawyer, the process is largely the […]
/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Depositphotos_76570653_L.jpeg13352000Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2022-04-06 08:00:402022-04-04 13:46:07New Lawyer Skill Focus: How To Deliver Bad News
One of the most challenging client relations issues that lawyers face is representing an unrealistic client. It’s easy to see how a client can fall into what is, objectively, an unrealistic expectation about his situation. After all, many clients (corporate and individual) are deeply invested in their matter, and many clients (especially individuals) are likely to have few legal […]
When you aren’t achieving the results you want to see from your business development activity, you almost certainly have one of three problems. Identify the problem, make a thoughtful shift, and you will likely see your results change. (The difficulty, of course, is in knowing what change to make, but that’s another topic for another day.) So, what are the […]
/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Depositphotos_178404422_L.jpeg13342000Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2022-03-23 08:00:092022-03-22 08:11:17Identify The Problem, Define The Solution.
While discussing business development plans, I often tell my clients that rainmaking is all about relationships. I also tell clients that good relationships, personal or professional, should be nurtured – even that low-level employee of a corporate client may prove to be a valuable contact one day. This past weekend confirmed that for me. Clients sometimes […]
/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Depositphotos_24653037_L.jpeg13332000Julie Fleming/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/3179291.pngJulie Fleming2022-03-16 08:12:342022-03-16 06:52:01Tend Relationships To Grow Your Practice