A young associate asked:

Which extracurricular / community activities would be the most beneficial in my overall client development and how such activities can lead to client development (specific examples and/or stories would be great?

Do something that you are passionate about so that you are motivated to participate and stick with it long enough

Want to take a couple of classes that will help you get better at client development? Suppose I told you that the two I would take would be Creative Writing and Drawing. What would your reaction be?

My guess is that you would wonder what in the world either of those courses has to do

It’s hard for me to process that tomorrow we start a new decade. I look back and 50 years ago, I would finish my first semester of law school and surprise myself with the high grades I earned. On New Years Eve 20 years ago, I was on top of the Magnolia Hotel in Dallas

Over the years I have come up with a strong opinion. It is

Client Development is not rocket science.

If I am right, why are lawyers not just doing it? Maybe I can explain and convince you.

What is the Power of “Not Yet?” If you are a senior lawyer mentoring younger lawyers, a junior