HELPING LAWYERS THRIVE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY | September 2007

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Communicating and Connecting with a Virtual Boss…and Virtual Clients (September 7, 2007)

The Magic of Mentoring for Lawyers with International Practices (August 22, 2007)

Your Client’s Cultural Identity May Not Be What You Assume (July 25, 2007)

Building Rapport with Fellow Lawyers and Clients During  Business Trips (July 16, 2007)

Defining and Communicating Your Brand through Thought Leadership (July 10, 2007)

 

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Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

 

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

 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: NEW GLOBAL YOU  Yes, I have a book in the works, sharing tips about how to develop strong business relationships across cultures.  Please email me your stories about how you build rapport across the globe.   If I use your story, I will credit you and give you a free copy of the book upon publication!

 

UPCOMING SPEAKING/TRAINING  Join me in London next week when I both speak and train during the ABA International Law Section’s fall meeting.  On the morning of October 4, I will be moderating and speaking during a panel discussion titled Cross Cultural Client Development.  That afternoon experienced international trainer Megan Walters and I will offer global rainmaking training.

 

INTERVIEWS    I recently interviewed Sir Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics. Check for the soon-to-be- posted interview.

 

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT TIP: RELEVANT REFERENCES BUILD RAPPORT WITH POTENTIAL CLIENTS DURING SPEECHES   Even when clients and attorneys speak the same language, cultural divides can grow.  Lawyers can bridge those gaps during speeches by integrating culturally appropriate references.  For example, lawyers can enhance their audience appeal by giving examples and telling stories that the client will understand and relate to.  For more on this topic, read Relevant References Build Rapport with Potential Clients during Speeches.

 

CAREER TIP: Strategies for Staying Successful as a New Partner  Thriving as a law firm partner requires rainmaking savvy, among other talents.  For tips on how to move up the career ladder as a young partner read It’s Only Just Begun: Strategies for Staying Successful as a New Partner published in the July/August 2007 issue of the ABA’s Law Practice Magazine. The tips work well for more junior and senior lawyers, too.

  

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

  

…AND ENDING ON AN INTERNATIONAL NOTE WITH A QUOTE  

“You fly across the Atlantic, and you can’t do that without international agreements.” 

Hans Blix.

 

Best wishes for a fabulous fall,

 

Janet H. Moore

Executive Coach and Consultant to Lawyers

 

www.InternationalLawyerCoach.com

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Houston, Texas 77219