Here at Gillman Strategic Group we work with law firm partners that have a significant book of portable business.
While we only work directly with rainmakers, we do meet many other attorneys all the time, and while we can’t directly support them, we do have resources to help them.
If you are one of these lawyers, or you know someone that our resources could help, we invite you to browse the page and use whatever works for you.
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These Gillman Strategic Group guides will support you in managing your legal career.
Download Our Business Plan Template.
How to Know if Your Law Firm Is a Good Fit.
Learn What Makes A Good Lateral Partner Candidate.
Remote interviews are here to stay, so to help stave off Zoom anxiety and prepare yourself for your next interview.
Top Recommended Networking Groups
These networking groups are a great way for you to learn how to do business development and become rainmaker. Or, if you already know what you are doing, they are a great place to build your network.
I have participated in all of these groups and they are made up of great, well-meaning people trying to make meaningful connections.
For our networking events, click here.
Authentic Networker, learn more here
USA 500, a great place for lawyers and accountants, learn more here.
Legal Resources Network, is a great resource for anyone in the legal vertical, learn more here.
Happy Neighborhood Project, learn more here.
Sometimes coaching can help you to succeed in your current role or even to help you identify if you want to change career paths.
- First, it is worth reaching out to your law school’s career center. Even if you graduated 20 years ago, they often have resources available to alumni.
- I also recommend Wendy Schult, The Authenticity Coach. She helps high achievers explore, vet and clarify their own definition of success, figure out what is getting in the way and create tactical, practical plans to make their dreams a reality. You can learn more about Wendy at Keys to Authenticity here.
- Does this resonate, “I have it all, I should be happy.” Or, “I made it to the top and it’s not what I thought.” Or, “What if they knew how I really feel?” And, you’re not clear on what’s next, I recommend calling on Stephanie Trager. A former attorney who’s been coaching and advising for more than two decades, she’s one who gets you, where you’ve been, and no matter how hard it feels, she can help you uncover where you’re ready to go. You can contact her here.
- Another recommendation is Elise Holtzman, founder of The Lawyer’s Edge. She empowers leaders to promote a healthy, growth-oriented culture in their firms and coaches lawyers on how to bring in more business, retain clients, and communicate effectively. You can learn more about Elise’s 8 month Ignite Program starting on July 15 here. You can also learn more about The Lawyer’s Edge here.
Business Plan Template
Becoming a rainmaker and making a lateral move means that you must actively manage your business. Whether you are changing jobs or just managing your business effectively, you need a business plan to help guide you.
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