5 Painless Ways to Grow Your Network—Without Being Pushy, Needy, or Fake

By Robert White

ROBERT WHITE ( is the former director of alumni career services at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and is now executive director of the California Minority Counsel Program, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing business and professional development opportunities for attorneys of color.

Networking doesn’t come easily to many lawyers, and often the biggest obstacle is concern over how we’ll be perceived – as slick, insincere, annoying, aggressive, or awkward. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few pointers.

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