7 Tips on How to be a More Assertive Lawyer

By Law Firm Suites - September 1, 2023
7 Tips on How to be a More Assertive Lawyer

Do you feel that you need to be more assertive in your law practice? Assertiveness is key to being successful as a lawyer. These great resources can help you!

1.  I Felt like a Wallflower at Lawyer Networking Events Until I Started Doing This

For some people, walking around the room and networking with other lawyers comes naturally. But if you are like the majority of us, that is not the case. To help improve your confidence and overall networking skills, follow these five easy to implement tips and crush it at lawyer networking events.  

2.  Mindfulness for Lawyers

San Francisco lawyer Jeena Cho, author of “The Anxious Lawyer”, joins Tina Martini, chair of the intellectual property practice Group at DLA Piper, to talk about mindfulness – what is it, why is important in the legal profession and how can it be applied to the life of a lawyer?

3.  Aggressive Lawyering Is Counter-Productive

If you look up the word ‘aggressive,’ you will find definitions that include ‘ready or likely to attack or confront,’ Being ‘aggressive’ is not the same thing as being ‘zealous.’ ‘Zeal’ is defined as ‘great energy or enthusiasm in the pursuit of a cause or an objective.’ Zealousness is an admirable attribute; aggressiveness is not. Follow this article to learn more about why lawyers are should strive for zeal, not aggressiveness.  

4.  Why Introverted Attorneys Should Try Networking on Social Media

Attending networking events can be a challenge for an introverted attorney. Solo attorney, Joleena Louis, discusses how she uses social media as an alternative to in-person networking because it makes engaging with her target audience easier.  

5.  Courage.

There are few human qualities that are more challenging, more painful, more exhausting, more empowering and more rewarding than courage. So as the curtain rises on 2017, use the guidance in this article to tap into your exceptional character…and walk the professional path that will lead you to success. 

6.  Leaders: It’s Time to Fix the Way You Listen

Many lawyers often complain that they are so busy running 50+ miles an hour, going from one meeting to the next, having hundreds of conversations a day, and balancing the demands of leading people. It is important through all of that to listen to what your client is saying. Listening to connect is a powerful way to bring about change.

7. Business Breakups — How to Break Free From Toxic Partnerships and Clients

In the business world, the success of your practice can be determined by your partnerships and your clients. One bad relationship can tarnish your reputation and your bottom  line. It is important to rid yourself of these toxic relationships. This article gives you some advice on how to do just that.


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