Cordell Parvin LLC

Your Career: How Well Are You Using Your Time and Energy?

I am convinced that our two most important resources as lawyers are our time and our energy. How well are you using your time and what are you doing to have a high level of energy? Carl Sandburg, a noted author, who among other…more


I read a short article in the Harvard Business Review: What Makes an Effective Executive. It occurred to me that it also is what makes an effective lawyer and business developer. Here is the list. • They listen first and speak…more

Are you coachable?

I think you know I love coaching groups of lawyers in law firms. The most fun for me is to coach them in person at least four times during a year. But, I have also really enjoyed the lawyers I am coaching in my new 7 Weeks…more

Raising Rates Just Because: Sure Way to Lose Some Clients

For several years, my trusty assistant Joyce and I ate lunch almost every Tuesday at one of our favorite restaurants. It was a Tex-Mex Grill in far north Dallas. We traditionally dined there on Tuesday because the restaurant…more

Client Development: Adopt Billionaires Traits

Last week I read an article in the Dallas Morning News Business Section: Learn the fascinating traits that billionaires have in common. As I read my first thought was that the billionaire traits were the very same that I looked…more

Setting Goals: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Questions

I love quotes about goals. Here is one that I put onto a magnet and gave away to lawyers I coached. When you set goals, I urge you to do a lot of self reflection. What do I mean by…more

Blogging: Where Do You Get Ideas?

If you are a regular reader you know I recently spoke at the ABA Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting. My presentation was on Client Development: Old Tools, New Tools. I used one of the new presentation tools: Prezi just to…more

Law Firm Branding: Do Your Clients Understand Yours?

Quickly tell me what first comes to your mind when you think of your firm’s brand. Does the brand just communicate who you are or what you do or does it also convey what your clients will experience working with you? How do you…more

Client Development: Create Habits

Are you afraid of any aspect of your client development? If so, read a recent Seth Godin’s blog: To overcome irrational fear… It is very short so take a look. He ends with: Habits are more powerful than fears. I agree. When I…more

7 Weeks Client Development Class

I am taking an on-line Advanced Fiction Writing Class from University of North Texas. The cost of the course is $93. Today is my last class. Here is a link to the Course Syllabus. I like the concept. In May, I will begin two…more

Law Firm Success: Getting Lawyers to Work Together to Build Your Firm

Professional services guru, David Maister, once wrote an article: Are Law Firms Manageable? He began: After spending 25 years saying that all professions are similar and can learn from each other, I’m now ready to make a…more

Career and Life: Don’t be too content or too driven

I have coached well over 1000 lawyers. At one extreme I find it difficult to coach lawyers who are so content that they do not want to focus on getting better. At the other extreme, while I love coaching the most motivated…more

Client Development Coaching: Make Sure and Cover These Topics

I was recently asked what I cover in client development coaching. It is really pretty simple at the broadest level. 1. How to put together a plan with goals and use your time wisely. Do you have a written plan with…more

What You Want to Be

Short blog post today on self reflection and dealing with difficult times. I read a David Brooks New York Times column published last week: The Moral Bucket List and I just want to make sure you see it. In the column he talks…more

5 Things Your Firm Can Do to Be More Successful

Greetings from Boca Raton where I am speaking today to construction lawyers. Let’s get right to the point: Law firms cannot control the economy and many other things, but there are things totally within a law firm’s control…more
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17304 Preston Rd. Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75252, United States

Contact: Cordell Parvin, Client Development Coach

  • (214) 866-0550
  • (214) 866-0331

Areas of Practice
  • Business Development
  • Career/Human Resources
  • Firm/Practice Management
  • Training & Education
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