Cordell Parvin LLC

Your Blog: Is it Resonating with Readers?

I have long ago lost count of how many lawyer blogs I have read. Many firms where I have coached had no blogs before I started coaching there and now they have well over 10 blogs. You might be a lawyer in one of those…more

If Clients Hire Lawyers Not Law Firms, How Can You Ever Delegate Work?

A lawyer I coached a couple of years ago called me to discuss a problem every lawyer wants to have. Her client development efforts have paid off and now she is generating so much business that she has to be able to delegate…more

Client Development: How Well Do You Listen?

Men, how many times has your wife told you something for a second time, claiming you weren’t listening when she told you the first time? I have been married 45 years. I try to listen carefully to Nancy, but I have fallen short…more

One Key for Success: Hold Yourself Accountable

Do you want to be more successful with client development? If so, find a way to hold yourself accountable. Here are some suggestions. One lawyer I coach created a scoring system for his 90 days goals.For example, he gave…more

Your Career: Are you spending more time planning your vacation?

It’s vacation season. Have you planned your vacation? Where do you want to be in your career five years from now? What is your plan to get there? What do you want to do during the last 6 months of 2015 to get a great…more

Dinner: One Way to Encourage Associates

In most large law firms, associates are distinguished by: 1. Their number of billable hours; 2. Their class; 3. Their practice group; and, 4. Their office location. Those attributes are hardly inspiring for the young…more

Development: Even More Tips from a Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House

Do you remember the tips I posted from a former law firm lawyer who is now in-house? If not, here was the first post: Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House and the second: Client Development: More…more

Client Development: How Teaching High School Sunday School Helped Me

You are likely wondering how in the world teaching High School Sunday School could possibly help me with client development. I understand. When I started back in 1976, I had no idea how that teaching might help me. If you are a…more

Blog and Use Social Media to Let Your Target Market Know About Changes

As you may recall, a large national law firm marketing department asked me to go across country and make presentations and coach lawyers in four of their offices on the how and why of blogging and social media. I had to give…more

Lawyers: How Writing a Novel Helps Me Better Understand Lawyers I Coach

As you know, I am working on a novel about Gina Caruso, a young superstar Texas litigator. I’ve been working on it now for over a year. As I learn more, I make edits. I am now writing version 7 in Scrivener. I learned early in…more

Law Firm Leadership: Try it the Jill Ellis Way

Needless to say, this was quite a 4th of July weekend. With all the turmoil going on in the United States, this weekend should have brought us together. On Friday, we listened to Lee Greenwood sing: God Bless the USA. The video…more

James Allen: 19th Century Self Help Guru

As you know, I find inspiration from quotes. I doubt many of you have ever heard of James Allen. He was an English author in the late 1800s. His quotes have inspired many, but few have ever heard of him. He was a self-help…more

Law Firm Leaders: What Are Focused On?

As you know, I have co-authored three parable books: Say Ciao to Chow Mein, Rising Star and It Takes a Team. Say Ciao is about Tony, a young lawyer burning out, Rising Star is about Gina, Tony’s wife, who is about to lose her…more

Client Development: The Power of “Not Yet”

Over the years I have come up with a strong opinion. It is Client Development is not rocket science. If I am right, why are lawyers not just doing it? Maybe I can explain and convince you. What is the Power of “Not…more

Clients: How Many Does it Take to be a Big Success?

When I finished practicing law full time in 2004, I had the fewest number of clients and generated the greatest amount of revenue. Many young lawyers are focused on the number of clients they or their firm might attract, when…more
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Contact: Cordell Parvin, Client Development Coach

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