Harrison Barnes – Why Networking Is Essential To Your Success As An Attorney

One thing that many attorneys do not know is that the most successful attorneys are networked. Attorneys who do not network often fail over time because of this fact alone.

By networked, I mean these attorneys have developed a very large circle of people with whom they can (1) access the information they would not otherwise have and (2) make themselves known to a pool of people to whom they otherwise would not be known. Having access to information about jobs, developments within your firm, happenings in the legal market, clients with business they can give you and your firm, and more is essential to your success as an attorney. Moreover, being known to sources of information relevant to your career is even more important. What others outside your immediate circle of influence know is arguably just as important as what people inside your immediate circle of influence know.

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