Why International Lawyers Should Never Eat Alone (January 23, 2007)

Are you a Lawyer Wanting Career Change?  Contact Long Lost Law School Peers (January 22, 2007)

How Blogging Can Help International Lawyers (Established or Aspiring) (January 13, 2007)

Jumpstart 2007:  Lawyers Goals for 2007 (December 12, 2006)

Is Your International Law Position an “Extreme Job”? (December 1, 2006)


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Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends:


Welcome to the January 2007 issue of the International Lawyer Coach Newsletter™ published by International Lawyer Coach, Inc.  


NEW DEVELOPMENTS  Why not “Ask Janet”?  The new category in the International Lawyer Coach Blog called “Ask Janet” publishes select questions received from lawyers and the advice given.  In response to popular demand, I have also added a new category for Foreign Lawyers in the US.


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS  You might enjoy reading Career Change for Lawyers in a Global Economy (my presentation to Georgetown University Alumni on 1/16/07), and Seven Steps to Maintaining Motivation (published in January 2007 edition of Texas Bar Journal).  Also, join me next month in Washington, D.C. when I present Pathways to International Law with a panel at the Inter-American Development Bank on February 27 from 5:00-6:00 pm, sponsored by the International Law Section of the ABA.


PRACTICE TIP:  GET FEEDBACK FROM FOREIGN CLIENTS  Getting feedback is especially critical from foreign clients because cross cultural communication can mask client dissatisfaction.  Remember that clients from cultures with more indirect communication styles are often reluctant to express their disappointment.  Click here to read more on this topic.


CLIENT DEVELOPMENT TIP: BLOGGING CAN ESTABLISH EXPERTISE   Have you thought about starting a blog?  Blogging can be a cost effective way to showcase your expertise without investing in costly and easily outdated marketing materials. However, any lawyer launching a blog will have to work through a host of issues.  For example, will the blog be deemed advertising by, and need to comply with, applicable state bar rules? Will the blog be published by the law firm or the attorney acting independently, and who gets credit for any resulting clients? Click here to read more about this topic. 


CAREER CHANGE TIP: CONTACT WEAK TIES   Career change for lawyers certainly seems to be the air these days, based on the number of new clients I have seeking career change coaching.  If you fall into that category, learn how networking with your “weak ties” rather than your close connections can boost your job search results.  Click here to read more.


JUMPSTART 2007 WITH COACHING:  FREE COACHING SESSIONS FOR YOU AND REFERRAL   If you refer someone to me who becomes a new client in February, you AND the new client will each receive a complimentary 20-minute coaching session.


COMMENTS WELCOME AND PLEASE FORWARD Please email me any questions or suggestions: I welcome your feedback. Please also forward this newsletter to friends and colleagues who may be interested in receiving it.



“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable.  It is designed to make its own people comfortable” 

Clifton Fadiman



Best wishes for getting 2007 off to a great start,


Janet H. Moore

Executive Coach and Consultant to Lawyers

(T) 281-247-4080

P.O. Box 131252

Houston, Texas 77219