• Building a Professional Network as a Young Lawyer
  • October 10, 2017 | Author: Jonathan B. Skowron
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • We all want to be the lawyer that comes to mind when a client is faced with a problem or opportunity; but even if you’re the best advocate for the job, if the person hiring counsel doesn’t know who you are, it won’t matter. One of the most important steps to building a successful practice, therefore, is becoming known—i.e., networking. Maybe you are one of those people who networks naturally, who thrives on meeting new people, and who effortlessly floats between various social circles. Or, perhaps, the mere mention of the word “networking” makes you queasy. Either way, one of the first things on every new attorney’s mind should be the task of building relationships, which, one day, may lead to billable work. Starting to build such a network can seem daunting as a young attorney, but taking some simple steps early on will pay huge dividends in the years to come.