harness the voice of the client to drive client loyalty and build business

The one-day workshop where lawyers hone the critical skills needed to create client loyalty from experts who have interviewed more than 3,000 law firm clients and trained hundreds of lawyers

event details

The Client Loyalty Institute was developed to help lawyers sharpen their client service and business development skills. This intensive, experience-based course will cover a wide array of topics that are the keys to communicating effectively, identifying opportunities, developing techniques for closing and adding value to all client relationships.
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three upcoming dates in your location
  • February 27, 2020 - Washington, D.C.
  • TBD - Philadelphia
  • TBD - Atlanta
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early bird & team discounted rates available

why lawyers should attend

  • Wicker Park Group has trained hundreds of lawyers on the critical skills necessary to strengthen existing relationships and secure new business.
  • Learn the critical factors involved in earning client loyalty - what clients value, their loyalty drivers and preferences, relevant trends and myths.
  • Practice skills and learnings in a collaborative environment and receive real-time feedback and coaching.
  • Experience the Wicker Park Group proprietary "Added Value Roadmap" to identify specific areas where you can add value for clients.

who should attend

  • Client Relationship Lawyers
  • Managing Partners
  • Marketing Partners
  • New Partners
  • Senior Business Development Professionals
client loyalty institute agenda
8:00AM
Check-in + Light Breakfast
8:30AM
Introductions & Workshop Overview
9:00AM
morning session
Voice of the Client:
An overview of current client trends and the most common themes gleaned from thousands of feedback interviews with law firm clients including in-house counsel, business owners and company executives at every level. Learn what clients say differentiates law firms in a highly competitive marketplace
Communication Styles and Building Rapport:
After completing a pre-session questionnaire, participants learn to recognize prospect communication preferences and align their own communication styles with those preferences to build trust and rapport. I-Speak Your Language
DRIP Analysis (Decision Makers, Referral Sources, Influencers and Personal):
This session helps lawyers develop a systematic approach to business development through effective interaction with contacts. Participants categorize key contacts into four categories and then create focused action plans for the short and long term
12:00PM
Lunch
1:00PM
afternoon session
Form Value to Invaluable:
Experience and skill might get lawyers in the door, but adding value is what makes them stand out. In this session, participants work in small groups to define specific, unique ways to add meaningful value to client relationships
Active Listening, Stories and Essential Questions:
We learn through stories. In this session, participants use active listening techniques to create simple stories that demostrate expertise while building relationships
Six Steps to Effective Meetings:
Participants will explore and practice a six-step meeting process, a valuable tool for uncovering client needs and developing trust. Session includes closing techniques (owning the process) and how to ask for business
The "Pitch":
Centered on an "active buy" scenario, this session focuses on ways to prepare for and lead a successful pitch for new work, including "the ask"
4:30PM
Regroup after afternoon session
Conclusion / closing remarks
5:00PM
Cocktail Reception

register for the client loyalty institute today

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop presented by Wicker Park Group

about the experts at wicker park group
The team at Wicker Park Group has spent their careers uncovering the unique perspective of buyers in the legal industry. They understand how clients think and know what matters in their relationships with outside counsel. They apply that knowledge to help lawyers better align services with client needs to grow their business and create dramatic client loyalty.
Services for the AmLaw200 and small to midsize law firms nationwide include:
  • Business Development Workshops
  • Client Experience Training
  • Client Feedback Interviews and Surveys
  • Client and Industry Team Support
  • Client Conversations
  • Competitive Intelligence and Internal Evaluation
  • Meeting Facilitation and Retreats
meet the team
Laura Meherg
Laura Meherg
Partner & Founder
Former Director of Client Service & Marketing at Burr & Forman
Nat Slavin
Nat Slavin
Partner & Founder
Former Publisher of InsideCounsel magazine
Tara Weintritt
Tara Weintritt
Partner
Former CMO and Director of Client Relations at Miles & Stockbridge

For additional event details, please email Wendy Pantle at wendy@wickerparkgroup.com.