Are you stuck thinking that business development is too big of a hurdle? Read today’s guest post from rainmaking expert and trainer, Jaimie Field, to find out why it’s not rocket science.

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On Saturday, July 20, 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  Think about this for a moment.  50 years ago, technology was rudimentary comparatively speaking to today’s tech (and even tomorrow’s tech).  Yet, they were able to land a man on the moon. 
Now, with all the technology we have available to help us with our business development, including billing programs, document management programs, CRM systems,  why do lawyers feel that business development is so hard?

Business development is hard for many attorneys because they have imagined it to be hard.

Being a Rainmaker is simple.  But it’s not easy.

Simple because it really is about:

  • making sure that you are recognized in the industry and/or practice area in which you would like to be known;
  • creating relationships with people who can do business with you or refer business to you;
  • keeping your name on their radars at all times so that when the need arises for your legal skills you are the lawyer that they contact.

Rainmaking is not easy because in order to achieve those simple tasks above you must do it on an almost daily basis.

And that takes time.  In order to become a rainmaker, you must find the time in your calendar to do so.

So while landing a man on the moon, or even a person on Mars in the future, IS Rocket Science – legal business development is not.

And if you are an associate with 3 or more years of practice under your belt dreaming of becoming a partner; or if you are a partner aspiring to become a Rainmaker, I can help.  If you would like to talk to me – no strings attached, hit reply and we can set up a time to chat.  

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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Director of Global Relationship Management. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths works closely with the Network’s Executive Director on the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Director of Global Relationship Management. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths works closely with the Network’s Executive Director on the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and shares responsibility with the Executive Director for recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.