Networking for the Consumer Attorney

Webinar Date: 
October 23, 2013
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A wise lawyer friend said to me once, “I’ve gone solo but I’m not going to sit around and wait for the phone to ring.” His wife was in marketing, so he made key chains and got an 800-number and was a sponsor of rock concerts in our area, and that was great for getting the criminal law clients he was looking for. But what about the rest of us? How do we get our “message” out there, how do we let the world know about consumer law? One easy, cheap, very effective way is to network!

This webinar will discuss the how-to’s, ups and downs and what not to do’s of networking. Where can you go to find other lawyers and business owners to network with? What do you do once you’re there? How much should you pay (if anything) to network? What other activities provide great, effective networking opportunities? How do I go about developing a network outside of these networking activities? This webinar will challenge you to create a networking plan, set goals for network building and help you improve your ‘pitch’ to the outside world. With some slow and steady networking, your phone will ring without an expensive marketing budget and you will provide better service to your clients by having a network of referrals for their other needs.


Attorney Sarah Poriss is a 2002 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and was an associate at Consumer Law Group in Rocky Hill, Connecticut for four years. Sarah went solo in 2006 and now handles debt defense, foreclosure defense, FDCPA and a variety of other consumer matters. She is a regular volunteer at monthly foreclosure prevention seminars sponsored by the CT Fair Housing Center and CT Department of Banking and is regularly invited to speak at local high schools, community colleges, corporations, UConn Law School’s consumer law class and local non-profit agencies about credit and debt issues. Since 2007 she has been a member of Connecticut’s Bench-Bar Foreclosure Committee and in 2011 she received the Hartford County Bar Association’s Pro Bono award. She likes to knit, sew and ice skate, and loves to talk about building business connections and building her business.


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