Authored by: Ollie Lammers
Networking is essential to growing yourself professionally and your law firm practice. According to Jay Harrington’s Attorneyatwork.com article, here are some of the critical reasons you should focus on networking sooner rather than later.
Less is More.
Networking isn’t about the number of people you connect with but the quality. Being involved in your legal community is vital but realize you might not make a genuine connection with every person you meet. Realize that networking and connecting with your peers is a long-term game. You likely won’t receive results immediately, but it is essential to stay connected and involved. Networking can help you with future cases, peer-to-peer mentorship, and asking business advice for your law firm.
Where to Network.
There are many places you can network with attorneys or legal vendors in your local community. Here are a few ways you can network:
- Participating in your legal associations
- Creating content for legal groups, you are part of
- Creating content on your law firm’s website that can be useful to attorneys
- Attending conferences, webinars, or group discussions about the law you practice
- Hosting or Attending social events for the legal community.
Being active in your legal and local community is a great way to connect and grow relationships. Remember when you are networking to be genuine and thoughtful about the connections you make. You will also need to continue growing those relationships-find ways to meet up with your peer over coffee or ask their opinion on their expertise. Staying connected will make a world of difference for you professionally, socially, and your law firm.