Relevancy Can Mean Survival
Staying current in the space we live in is also vital.
We know that better ideas and better ways of
problem-solving can only be enhanced with more
diverse attorneys and leaders around the table, but
how do we get there? It’s easy for lawyers to get
stuck behind a closed door and become lost to the
changes taking place outside. Simple habits like
making it a daily priority to read different business
publications every morning before the first of cup
of coffee will have a positive impact. I often read
about what other industries are doing to make
changes to their processes. I also make sure to stay
current on the game changers who are disrupting
industries and finding out how that change was
brought about and if it would fit into my profession. Attorneys who stay at the ready will add
value, bring in more business and survive.
Finally, it’s important to embrace change and
adapt. There is no time better than now to take advantage of the changes in technology that are advancing the legal sector. Having an entrepreneurial
mindset will help attorneys excel and stay ahead of
the game. This is the key to business development,
client retention and ultimately success. ■
MAMIE JOEVEER began her career as a
captain in the United States Marine Corps.
She transitioned from the Marines and
became a journalist for national news
outlets. She is now a litigation attorney and
also supports practice group business
development efforts. She also serves on the
Miami City Ballet Board of Directors.
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