If you’re a lawyer, networking is essential to your success. Lawyers need to be able to build relationships with other lawyers, potential clients, and referral sources in order to get new business. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 essential business networking tips for lawyers. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to building strong relationships that will help your law practice grow!
Business networking events are essential for lawyers looking to build relationships with other lawyers, potential clients, and referral sources. However, it’s not enough to simply attend these events – lawyers need to know how to network effectively in order to make the most of their time.
Here are 5 essential business networking tips for lawyers:
Number one: attend business networking events that are relevant to your practice area. This way, you’ll be able to meet potential clients and referral sources who are more likely to need your services. For example, if you specialise in family law, try attending business networking events hosted by local businesses that cater to families. Alternatively try attending events that have a diverse group of different businesses. Dunbar’s theory suggests that each person has 150 relationships that sit behind them so the more new people you build relationships with the more access to these networks you will enjoy.
Number two: be prepared when you network. Have an elevator pitch ready that briefly describes who you are and what you do. You should also have business cards with you so that you can exchange contact information with people you meet. As much as people say business cards are dead in the age of technology I disagree – a physical reminder is always useful.
Number three: follow up after meeting someone new. Send a LinkedIn request or an email to the person you met, and mention something specific that you talked about. This will help the person remember who you are, and it will also show that you’re interested in building a relationship with them.
Number four: get involved in your community. Volunteer for nonprofit organisations , and get to know other lawyers in your area. This is a great way to give back to your community and to meet potential clients and referral sources.
Number five: be yourself! When you’re networking, it’s important to be genuine and authentic. People can tell if you’re not being sincere, so just relax and be yourself. If you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to networking success!
If you are getting ready to dip your toe into the “networking pond” you are most welcome to attend one of our many business networking events held each week. You can book your tickets here.