Law Firm ManagementJessica L. Mazzeo and Emily Griesing, The Legal Intelligencer
It Takes Two: The Attorney-Marketer Relationship
Law firms, regardless of size, are usually composed of many departments, each responsible for contributing to the firm's success. Whether that is a single administrator who handles the marketing or a firm that has an entire department of people, the marketing side usually cannot function without the assistance of the legal side. When it comes to promoting your firm's success, or ensuring your lawyers are known thought leaders in their fields, your firm's marketing professionals become an integral part of your team. Creating brand awareness and reputation for the firm, as well as setting the framework for effective business development for each practice group is essential to your firm's success. However, this only happens when there is a productive and mutually respectful relationship between marketers and their lawyer colleagues. Establishing this dynamic can often be challenging until the marketer builds a rapport with your team of attorneys which, like any good relationship, takes time and requires an open line of communication.
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