Zen & the Art of Legal Networking

Week of February 29, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupWe’ve got some meaty articles in the roundup for you this week – from European data privacy law to reflections on the latest US Supreme Court ruling and more, these are posts from our members that are not to be missed:

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Psychology of Referrals

It’s the first Wednesday of March (when did THAT happen?), so you know what that means! It’s time for a rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach, Jaimie Field. Jaimie is continuing her discussions on one of my favorite subjects, referrals, so this is a recommendation not to miss! 

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Two Ways to Use LinkedIn to Attract Your Ideal Client

photo-1433170897235-615700336230Of 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 a robust, deep platform that allows us to engage in new ways, all which make it an even more valuable platform than it was at the beginning.

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Week of February 22, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundup2016 is already speeding by, with us arriving at the final roundup for February in what seems like the blink of an eye. We’ve got a great set of posts for you this week from ILN Today, from the impact of Judge Scalia’s passing on antitrust law to a regulatory update from India, and more on the infamous monkey selfies:

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Happy 7th Blogiversary to Zen & the Art of Legal Networking!

photo-1451653500993-04a9a6368221Although it’s officially tomorrow, I thought I’d use today to mark Zen & the Art of Legal Networking’s SEVENTH “blogiversary.” It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I started blogging, and even more, that I’m still enjoying it. Here’s a roundup of the anniversary posts that I’ve done:

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Stay Open & Enjoy the Moments: How High School Lessons Apply to Lawyers


After eighteen years, tomorrow marks the first time I’m going back to high school.

Sure, I was in the gym for my sisters’ graduations, but other than that I haven’t actually been back in the building since the day I graduated and headed out into the world, a fresh-faced eighteen-year-old, excited for the next phase in my life. A friend of mine who is now a guidance counselor at the school asked me to sit on a panel of graduates to talk about my life since graduation, and how attending IHA (Immaculate Heart Academy) prepared me for college and the workforce.  We’re speaking to a group of sophomores who are in a special program because of their top scores on the high school entrance exams, and although we’ve each been given five minutes to cram our entire post-graduate lives into a snapshot, all I keep thinking about is “What do I really want to communicate to these girls?”

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Week of February 15, 2016 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

roundupWe’ve got a big roundup for you this week, covering everything from Monkey selfies to the Zika virus. See what our lawyers around the world have to say in this week’s top posts from ILNToday:

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Superbowl Commercials – The Ugly of 2016

What good would looking at commercials from Super Bowl 50 be without looking at the worst of the worst? That’s right, today’s post is all about the UGLY commercials of 2016. And boy, did we have some ugly ones.

While this ad still managed to get some good press and actually (if you can believe it) immediately started trending when it aired during the game, for me, this commercial was the WORST of this year’s crop: 

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: The Lifeblood of Your Rainmaking

We’re back with another Rainmaking Recommendation from rainmaking expert and coach, Jaimie Field, who is talking about something that’s near and dear to the hearts of everyone in my Network – referrals.


Did you know there is one sure-fire, really easy, totally free way to grow your book of business?


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Two Places to Find Inspiration for Your Blog Content

photo-1417024321782-1375735f8987It’s not always easy to find content inspiration.

We’ve talked about a few different ways you can stay up to date on the hot topics of the day, and find inspiration for your next post, but some days, it will be a struggle and you know that you need to find something to get your creative juices flowing. Earlier today, I was reading a piece on 5 Unexpected Places to Find Inspiration for Your Blog Content. These were pretty far out of the box, and I could just picture the faces of my own lawyers if I tried to suggest any of them find inspiration in a stock photo site for their next post.

But it did get me thinking about two places lawyers CAN find inspiration for their next post – they’re not unexpected, but you will find them legitimate, I promise. 

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