The secret to successful networking: change your network, change your perspective

Lawyers are forced to hang out with each other a lot. Is that because other people are not too interested in our company? Perhaps. But I’ve met some of my favorite people through bar association work, volunteering, and committee involvement. So, I maintain that we aren’t so bad!

Nonetheless, as a lawyer, it is difficult to snag an invitation to a conference outside our field. But people in other fields are potential customers and potential referrers. I don’t get invited to happy hour with...

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