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OCT 2013
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Focus on Clients
by Silvia L. Coulter, LawVision
Reprinted with the permission of LawVision Group LLC
Every once in a while we get reminded of how important client service really is, particularly for those of us in the service business. We work hard, long hours and believe we always think of clients first. I was speaking with a general counsel over lunch the other day and he said, “When I practiced law (at a large firm) I thought I was very focused on my clients. Since I’ve been a general counsel, going on more than ten years now, I realize there were some things I could have done better.”
I’m sure that’s how two of our clients feel who each just lost a multi-million dollar client to a competitor. Each firm had these client relationships for more than 15 years. We suggest it’s always about the basics—and keeping in touch to build the relationship is basic for sure.
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Getting your Career Questions Answered
Whether you have a quick career question or need some one-on-one guidance, the City Bar can provide the resources. Submit your career questions anonymously through our Ask the Experts page and your question will be answered by our Committee on Career Advancement and Management. Need to meet with a career counselor? Members can use the Career Counselor Referral Program to schedule a meeting with a vetted career counselor at a reduced introductory rate.
Career Corner
Prepare for your Career at the 2013 Boot Camp for Recent Grads –
Oct 1 & 3
This two-day program will provide information that will help recent graduates assess their skills, assess the market, get practice ready, and achieve success. Day one kicks off with recent graduates discussing their creative paths to finding employment, and day two begins with Jay Sullivan of ExecComm, discussing communications styles and first impressions. Jay’s clients range from major corporations to national law firms so don’t miss this chance to learn from the best.
First Thursdays Series returns
October 3rd
Celebrate the start of Fall with the City Bar's Annual Fall Reception to mark the 6th Annual First Thursdays Series. Whether you've been practicing for ten years, or are still in law school, building your professional network is a top priority. So expand your network while enjoying a bite to eat and some pumpkin ale. Co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Committee, past and present members will be in attendance so it’s a great chance to learn more about City Bar committee work. Special thanks to Heartland Brewery and The Lenz Winery.
Did you miss the 2013 Summer Series? Videos now available
City Bar members can now access two videos from the City Bar’s 2013 Summer Series- Careers in Immigration and Careers in Compliance. Log-in to the members-only section of the website and visit the “Members-Only Video & Content” section.
Don’t miss upcoming programs
and events
While the City Bar holds hundreds of events each year, we’ve specifically noted those of interest to attorneys in the first decade of their career.
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Upcoming Events
Oct 1 & 3, 8 - 1:20 pm
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First Thursdays

Oct 3, 7 - 9 pm
Oct 8, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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