July 22, 2014
After two weeks off, I’m thinking about how to boost your creativity on this two for Tuesday. The lawyers among you may be wondering how that applies to you, if at all, but there’s room for creativity in all professions. When we take the time to refresh, let different ideas in, and open our minds, sometimes the answers to critical problems can make themselves clear much more easily.
July 21, 2014
I’m officially back in the office, but I’m working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I’m bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week.
I hate the term “Time Management”!
I may have said that before, but it’s true.
There are only 24 hours a day – if you can “manage” to turn that into more then you are a magician.
July 16, 2014
As I’m still out on holidays, I’m bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.
Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other professionals, perhaps the most consistent reason for not marketing is, “I don’t have time.” Whether the client is a monsoon maker or someone who is still looking forward to his first origination credit, they never seem to have time for business development.
July 15, 2014
We’re excited to announce this month’s Firm of the Month, McDonald Hopkins LLC of Ohio!
The ILN is proud to announce our latest “Firm of the Month” - McDonald Hopkins LLC of Cleveland, Ohio!
Attorneys. Advisors. Advocates.
As a business advisory and advocacy law firm, McDonald Hopkins is focused on insightful legal solutions that help their clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. The firm has 150 attorneys based in six strategic locations—Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. For more than 80 years, McDonald Hopkins’ attorneys and professionals have been helping clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues—data privacy and cybersecurity; intellectual property; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; taxation; trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition practices; white collar and government compliance; and many more business and litigation topics. McDonald Hopkins: Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®
McDonald Hopkins has a Washington, D.C.-based wholly-owned subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is led by distinguished former Congressman Steven LaTourette, who served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is widely recognized for his bipartisan and solution oriented approach to complicated issues. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.
Full descriptions of McDonald Hopkins’ services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.
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Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5755
- Labor and Employment Counseling
- Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5448
- Commercial Finance
- ESOP Transactions
- Succession Planning
“McDonald Hopkins continually impresses us with their professionalism and expertise, as well as with their commitment to the ILN.”
International Lawyers Network
July 9, 2014
The final session I attended at the P3 conference was TyMetrix’s “Navigating the New Normal – Where to Start.” The panel was moderated by John Strange of Baker Botts, and included Holly Montalvo, TyMetrix, Peter Eilhauer, Elevate Services, and Toby Brown, Akin Gump.
The attendee guide reads:
July 8, 2014
I may be on vacation this week, but it doesn’t mean that you’re without content here at Zen! We’re back with another Two for Tuesdays, and our second installment of “thought leaders to follow!”
Thought Leader One: Eric Fletcher
Eric’s blog bio tells us:
July 7, 2014
I may be out on vacation this week, but I’m still bringing you some content!
My first session at the P3 conference on Friday was titled “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Borrowing Lessons in Pricing and Metrics from Other Industries.” If you’ve been reading Zen for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of looking to other industries for new ideas. And in P3 that’s especially helpful, since we’re not reinventing the wheel here – a lot of the challenges firms face have been seen in some other way somewhere else.
July 3, 2014
Here in the US, tomorrow is our Fourth of July holiday, so I’m bringing you our top posts for the week a day early! I’ll also be out of the office on holidays all week, so while I have content scheduled for you all, we’ll be back with our roundups the following Friday!
So before you head out for the weekend, take a look at our top posts for this week!
July 2, 2014
We’re back with another excellent rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach, Jaimie Field!
First, a quick reminder: We are six months into the year. How’s your practice going? Are you on target with your Rainmaking Plan or falling behind?
What? You don’t have a Rainmaking Plan?? Now is the time to get one together so that you can finish the last 6 months of the year strong!
Now, for the recommendation . . .
There are two times a year that most attorneys feel that they don’t have to market their services on a consistent basis: The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year, and summertime.