Our top picks of the most helpful articles for solo attorney networking tips.
Solo attorneys know they must make time for networking in order to ensure the success of their practice. Every day at Law Firm Suites, we see first hand how networking can help attorneys find new business.
Whether you’re planning to attend a networking event or hanging out in your shared law office space, there are basic best practices you can follow.
Here are some resources to help you get started:
1. 7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts, and the Socially Awkward
Etiquette expert and author, Jacqueline Whitmore, says the most important thing for all personality types to remember when trying to network is to manage expectations. She has some great advice for making the most of any networking opportunity.
2. Networking: 9 tips to help you work the room like a pro (it’ll be easier than a trip to the dentist – promise)
When walking into a room full of people, think about what you can offer instead of what you can get out of it. Changing your mindset to a spirit of generosity and following these tips for networking will help you land your next client.
3. 10 Business Networking Tips: Grow Your Professional Network
Networking as a solo attorney is very similar to networking in any other business. Follow these tips to grow your professional network and you’ll start to fill your pipeline in no time.
4. 30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters
Many solo attorneys just aren’t sure how to break the ice. Test out some of these networking conversation starters at your next event, and keep the ones that work for you in your back pocket.
5. I Felt like a Wallflower at Lawyer Networking Events Until I Started Doing This
After listening to a podcast on body language, Law Firm Suites founder, Stephen Furnari, tested out some tips for being successful at networking events. These tips helped him make 48 new contacts at an industry conference.
6. 4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking
Could you be undermining your networking efforts without saying anything? Make sure you’re presenting yourself the best way possible at any event by paying attention to these body language cues at your next networking event.
7. For My Solo Law Practice, Not All Networking Events Are Created Equal
Sometimes a networking event can feel like a waste of valuable time. NYC virtual office lawyer, Vivian Sobers, finds that networking events built around a social activity have been the most productive for her solo law practice.
8. Networking Tips for Lawyers
Learning how to make valuable connections takes time and planning. Start building your best practices for networking by testing out some tips to see what works for you.
9. Introvert’s Survival Guide for Networking Events
Being an introvert doesn’t mean you don’t know how to make connections. Check out some valuable networking lessons from a fellow introverted lawyer.
10. Small Firms, Big Lawyers: The Best Advice for Networking Events
If you’ve ever been tempted to go to your local chamber of commerce (or business group) networking event, this article has only one major tip: skip them. Learn why and what type of networking engagements you should go to instead.