Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: THE Most Important Secret to Rainmaking Success

Rainmaking coach and trainer, Jaimie Field is letting you in on a secret today. And it’s one I completely agree with too. Read on…

***

Shhh… I’m going to tell you a secret.

Lean in a bit closer so I can YELL this in your ear! The most important secret to Rainmaking success is . . . .

Read full article

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 10: Juan Pablo Schwencke | Schwencke & Cia

Juan Pablo Schwencke is the founding partner of Schwencke & Cia, a Chilean law firm and member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and JP talk about launching a new firm in the midst of a pandemic, the pressures that a leader faces in the current moment, and why JP asks the members of his firm to give just 15% more. Tune in by clicking below!

Read full article

Six Tips for Legal Bloggers

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with LexBlog’s Bob Ambrogi on “This Week in Legal Blogging,” their new Facebook Live interview series. Bob and I discussed the ILN, running a legal network during a pandemic, and the eleven years that I’ve spent blogging here on Zen (how did that happen??). Two of his questions touched on tips for bloggers who were either getting started in legal blogging, or looking to focus or amplify their efforts, so I wanted to share them here with you! These are my six tips for legal bloggers:

Read full article

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Do You Know Your Colleagues?

If you’re likely to be in quarantine for a while, or even if it will be a long time before you can travel to your firm’s other offices, read on to see Jaimie Field’s suggestions for better connecting with your colleagues. (Hint: these can be used to get to know your ILN colleagues better too!)

***

It doesn’t seem like we are going to go back to the office anytime soon.

Read full article

“Hunker down” is not a growth strategy; it’s a survival strategy

These are the words from David Ackert of The Ackert Advisory during a webinar that he gave for our ILN membership yesterday, and oh boy do those hit home.

I can say that as an organization, we’re not just “hunkering down” when it comes to our strategy for 2020, but is that something that sounds familiar to you for your firm or practice? When COVID hit, was there an immediate flurry of “batten down the hatches!” and everyone just hold on for dear life?

Read full article

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 9: Ziad Salloum | Salloum & Partners

Ziad Salloum is a partner with Salloum & Partners, an Emirati law firm and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Ziad talk about the lessons that Ziad took from his own government’s preparedness efforts, how he handled the crisis and shift to remote working as a leader, and what he wishes he would have known at the outset of the pandemic. Tune in by clicking below!

Read full article

ILN Firm of the Month – Llinks Law Offices

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Llinks Law Offices, China!

Llinks Law Offices is a leading PRC law firm with a domestic and international practice specialized in cross-border transactions, renowned for providing high quality legal services and formulating innovative solutions to complex legal problems. The firm’s professionalism and business expertise have been consistently recognized over the years as one of the top tier firms in China by international and domestic rating organizations, industrial and professional associations, and relevant regulatory agencies, including by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles and International Financial Law Review 1000, Asian Legal Business, Asia Asset Management, China Law & Practice, China Business Law Journal and many more. Llinks was also honored in being designated as a National Outstanding Law Firm in China, a Shanghai Outstanding Law Firm, and one of the Shanghai Top Ten Law Firms.

Read full article

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 8: James Flynn | Epstein Becker & Green

James Flynn is the managing partner of Epstein Becker & Green, a US law firm with 14 offices, and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Jim discuss how the pandemic has broken down barriers between offices, the ways in which he addresses the myriad of challenges facing all of us in the current moment, from the economic crisis to COVID-19 to racial diversity, and how a multinational network is an asset when you’re facing adversity.

Read full article

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: How to Finish 2020 Strong – Part 2: Change Your Plans

In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, trainer and expert Jaimie Field talks about the importance of having a plan – and changing that plan.

***

In part one of this series, I wrote that to finish 2020 strong, you will need to adjust your mindset from all of the anxiety and stress that this year has initiated.  In other words, you need to change your mind.

Read full article

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 7: Joe Mittag | OMF Otto Mittag & Partner

Joe Mittag is a partner with OMF Otto Mittag & Partner, a law firm in Germany and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Joe talk about how Germany’s handling of the pandemic has allowed them to open up after a three-week quarantine, considering clients as part of your firm’s team, and a theme for many of our firms, the importance of communication.

Read full article