Every three months you go through your paper and electronic "pockets." You'll find notes, phone numbers, etc. Ask yourself, "If this was the most important thing in the world right now, what would I be doing about it?" This question forces you to assign an action verb to the item, which is how you'll get something done.
Viewing entries in
For many senior lawyers, the Holy Grail of law practice is to become regarded as indispensable to clients. These lawyers are the first ones called when a client must make an important decision or deal with a serious problem. The "indispensable advisor" status is at the top of a ladder that consists of four escalating degrees of stature, based on your increasing impact.
While outside lawyers relish the opportunity to meet corporate counsel, they don't know how to start a conversation and steer it to their capabilities. (First, forget about the steering part; nobody wants to talk about your capabilities.) Getting started can be easier if you explore counsel's preferences in lawyer practice behavior. Here's how.