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Any tips for networking to start building a client base? Trusts and estates practice area.

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Tbh you are probably better off asking this in the general law forum and not Biglaw. Tbh most Biglaw attorneys are terrible at building their own business/mostly just rely on inherited or firm generated business. Especially since you are trusts and estate which isn't a Biglaw concentrated practice.

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Yeah I don’t want to rely on inheriting because making partner is never a certainty. That thawing said, the firm I’m at has a very niche high net worth client practice and it’s really fun work

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Join your local bar association and get active with the events. Even take on leadership roles or create focus area/groups for your practice area.

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Thank you!

Try finding ways to interact with bank trust departments. When I was in private practice there were often weekly/monthly CLEs put on by banks trust groups that attorneys would attend to network. Also see if there’s any conferences/seminars that would be applicable to both legal and business folks in your practice area.

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Thank you! I will try to find a few of those

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