Last week I had the pleasure of attending both the Counsel to Counsel Summit organized by Martindale-Hubbell in Washington, DC as well as the 23rd Annual LMA Conference in nearby National Harbor. You can go to our Flickr Photostream to see pictures from the LMA event. One of the things I enjoy most about going to events like these is getting the chance to engage with and listen to the ideas and opinions of legal professionals in attendance.
Doug Cornelius has some thoughts on the C2C event you can read at his Compliance Building Blog here, while Lindsay Griffiths has posted some thoughts on the discussion I led at LMA about online networking on her Zen and the Art of Legal Network Maintenance Blog here.
In an earlier post to this blog, I expressed my gratitude to the literally hundreds of lawyers, bloggers and analysts I’ve met with who’ve shared their feedback during beta testing of our new online networking site, Martindale-Hubbell Connected. A big part of my job as VP Corporate Counsel Services is to meet with lawyers and influencers within the legal community to solicit their input to help shape Martindale-Hubbell services and solutions. While many of these meetings take the form of structured, one-on-one discussions, equally valuable are the kinds of impromptu discussions that occur at legal conferences and forums.
Like most of you, I spend a good portion of my life communicating via email, this blog, Twitter and other electronic means. I embrace these tools and love that they enable me to extend my reach and stay connected but there is simply no substitute for getting out there and mixing it up in person whenever possible.
Thanks again to all of you who took the time to talk with me recently at C2C, LMA, LegalTech and all of the other events where I’ve attended or presented over the past several months. I look forward to meeting many more of you in person in the near future.