Zen & the Art of Legal Networking

“Self Care” isn’t just a Buzzword – it’s Good Business

I’m working on a new podcast with some friends of mine, and our topic for yesterday was the idea of “self care” and what it means. One of them mentioned that she hadn’t even heard the term “self-care” until 18 months ago, and while it was more familiar to me, we did delve into the idea that had it not been for the pandemic, we didn’t think it was something that we would have come to reflect on as much.

As someone with a MAJOR type-A personality (ask anyone who knows me), who is a wee bit of a workaholic, my idea of self care has always been things like guiltily scheduling a massage during one of the hours I get to myself during a work conference or not checking my email while with family (I live alone, so…that’s not very often). This might sound noble, but I assure you, it isn’t.

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ILN Releases 7th Edition of Corporate Publication, Offering a Summary of Key Corporate Law Principles in 45 Countries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that…the ILN’s Corporate Guide has been released!

The International Lawyers Network’s Corporate Specialty Group is delighted to announce the seventh release of its corporate publication, “Establishing a Business Entity: An International Guide.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key corporate law principles in 45 countries across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those establishing an entity in these jurisdictions.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(c) – The Virtual Networking Event)

This week’s rainmaking recommendation is one that ILN members will be intimately familiar with – the virtual networking event! We are only a few weeks removed from our first virtual conference, which, while it was not the same as meeting in person, was still a success. Read on to hear expert and trainer, Jaimie Field‘s advice for navigating these events.

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While not exciting, I’ll begin this Rainmaking Recommendation as I have the last three, because I am hoping that this is getting tattooed on your brain:

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 23: Lorna Patajo-Kapunan | Kapunan & Castillo

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Lorna Patajo-Kapunan is the founder of Kapunan & Castillo, a full service law firm with extensive experience in varied areas of law and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Lorna cover everything from the impact of typhoons and COVID on the Philippines, how to creatively attract clients when you’re working with micro-businesses, the incredible advocacy work Lorna does, and even paint-by-number.

Tune in below!

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 22: Rick Walsh | Lewis Rice

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Rick Walsh is the Chairman of Lewis Rice, a leading regional law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with additional strategic offices. They are also a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Rick discuss the ongoing impact of the pandemic on a firm’s culture and the next generation of lawyers, business development and client management in a virtual world, and what will be key in the future. Tune in below!

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(b) – Networking Continued)

Need a break from doom scrolling about the election? Focus on making productive strides in your practice instead with this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation from expert and trainer, Jaimie Field.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 2(a) – Networking)

In this week’s post, rainmaking expert and coach, Jaimie Field continues her discussion from last week on using the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker!

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Exactly as I began the last Rainmaking Recommendation, so I reiterate:

The Rainmaking Cycle is a continuous circuit that is about 3 things:

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 21: Carl Grassi | McDonald Hopkins LLC

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Carl Grassi is a partner with and former chairman of McDonald Hopkins, a top-notch law firm with strategic offices throughout the US and a member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Carl dig into how the pandemic has affected his firm in particular, but also the way in which the practice of law is changing, both for lawyers and in their relationships with clients. Tune in below!

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Using the Rainmaking Cycle to Become a Rainmaker (Part 1 – Marketing)

In this week’s Rainmaking Recommendation, trainer and coach, Jaimie Field, is talking about how to use the rainmaking cycle to become a rainmaker. Read on to find out how that can apply to you!

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In many different blogs and Rainmaking Recommendations, I have said – repeatedly, that Rainmaking is about 3 things:

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast| Episode 20: Andreas Kaeser | wehinger kaelin ferrari ag

Join us for our latest episode of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast!

Andreas Kaeser is a partner with one of the International Lawyers Network’s founding firms, wehinger kaelin ferrari ag, in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode, Lindsay and Andreas talk about what it’s like to be one of the only firms that never worked remotely during the pandemic, and why in the age of zoom meetings and efficient technology, travel and in-person connection remains essential. Tune in below!

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