Has the ongoing pandemic caused attorneys to lack or diminished their skillset, when it comes to client relations? How can attorneys continue to advance if they are working remotely secluded from their clients and colleagues? These are the questions that have been on everyone’s mind lately.
Recently, Morgan Stanley’s top lawyer, Eric Grossman, sent a memo to law firms and legal service providers encouraging them to improve their client service by having their employees and attorneys return to the office. Read the full article here.
In Grossman’s memo, he suggested that attorneys who operate remotely are at risk of losing their relationships with not only Morgan Stanley but also their clients.
It’s no secret that networking and mentorship play a huge role in the advancement of any entrepreneurial career, including a legal field.
How can you continue to grow when one of your main tools for growth has been taken away by remote working? Most attorneys thrive in networking groups, this is where they receive potential connections, potential clients, and even smart and innovative tips of the trade. With networking events disappearing due to the pandemic this tool has been dispensable.
Not only are networking events a key tool but simply being around your colleagues can play a huge role in your success. Grossman’s stance is that the best mentoring comes from watching others in the workplace. He also states “I think there is a limit to how far, as good as the Zoom technology is, how far that can take you.”
Navigating remote working has been an issue for some attorneys while others have flourished in their home offices. Ultimately it boils down to the personality, work ethic, and drive of the attorney. The legal field isn’t one size fits all, if you do your due diligence the sky is the limit whether you’re working remotely or not.
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