Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting The Call

Client Development: the necessary evil of the Lawyer who wants to eat.

For now, I'm an "associate." Like the baby cavegirl, I eat what the BossMan kills. I don't have to eat yet what I kill myself. But sometime in the near future I will be expected to Eat What I Kill. It seems like an easy thing to do, but it's actually quite hard. Sometimes client relationships can take years to develop.

Unless your law school roommate is the General Counsel of Giant Company. But my law school roommate is my Ex, so yeah, not so much.

But I go to a number of tradeshows and meet and greet and press flesh and kiss babies (ok maybe not babies) and sell my firm's abilities.

And yesterday? A person I met about a year ago, who hired me for a small matter last summer, called me and said, "Girl Next Door, I need you. Here's the deal...here's the letters...here's where I want my business to go. And you're the one to do it."

Awesome.

Nevermind that I'm already on 4 hot cases and going to trial in a few weeks. MY client called ME for HELP.

Awesome.

Getting the Call never felt so good....

11 comments:

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Go, you!

Carol P. said...

Woooohoooooo! Congratulations and enjoy the happy dance! (Even if it needs to be in private to preserve your professional image, heh).

May it be the start of many bigger things to come!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

A second wooohooo! Rock on :D

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats!!! You rock!!

Margo said...

Yeah! Yeah! Another for the good guys!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

That's great! Congratulations. I remember how hard it is to get clients. Keep plugging along!!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Lana said...

That's awesome! You must be doing something right! :)

hulagirlatheart said...

Awesome! It's nice to be loved...and counted upon.

ChiTown Girl said...

Wow! Good for you!! Isn't that a great feeling? :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

That? Awesome.