There are many ways to build your reputation as a lawyer and cultivate relationships that can turn into referral sources. The important thing is to stay involved in activities you enjoy, otherwise, you will find yourself making excuses to avoid that activity and you won’t enjoy the activity enough to make it worth your while. When I do marketing training, I always ask who likes golf? I tell the attorneys who don’t raise their hands to avoid it because it is unlikely to be a positive experience and unlikely to help you build your relationships.
As a lawyer, there are many non-profit and civic causes where you can lend a hand and make a valuable contribution. If you are thinking about the best way to do that, on March 19th, I am participating on a panel with the Massachusetts Bar Association. Click here for more information. The program is free for MBA members and can be accessed remotely.