Law Firm Newbies? How To Connect And Grow So Everybody Knows You

Posted on: 13 September 2017

As a lawyer, it is a scary thing to jump out of a law firm owned by someone else and jump into your own firm. How do you get a client base that is not going to cause ripples with your old firm? How can you build a client body that is going to turn profits for your firm? So many legal issues and questions need to be solved before you ever start your own firm, but here are a few tips that can help.

Legal Marketing Services

These are services that attempt to help lawyers like yourself market your skills and your expertise. You provide the service with pertinent information about the type of practice you intend to own and operate. The marketing teams come up with products and a plan to help you launch your firm and attract clients. You pay them a fee for what they do, and you get a boost up on your firm's beginnings.

Retreats for Legal Marketing Services

If you are still stumped, sign up for retreats for legal marketing services. You get to combine business with pleasure while you meet several marketing service providers in fun places like New Orleans and Las Vegas. There are a lot of companies and other lawyers with which you can network during the day and fun things to do to play and relax at night. The prices for these two-day retreats are very reasonable too.

Local Networking Parties

Networking is not just a buzzword. It is a real thing that real business owners, including lawyers, need to do if they are going to find and pick up clients. You will mostly run into other lawyers, but they may have some leads for clients they could not help or need to refer to other lawyers. Even if you get one or two new clients from these networking parties, it is worth it.

Online Advertising

You need a web presence. People no longer turn to the "yellow pages" to find lawyers. They go to the internet. If you are not there, and you are not advertising, you will not succeed. Spend the time and the money to get a website up and running. Establish links to all of the major social media sites. Put up pages on social media sites and attend to them daily. If you do not have the time to do all of this, hire someone to do it for you.