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Catapult Your Career

Networking and Relationship Building Strategies for Junior Associates and Law Students

Presented by Grover E. Cleveland & Elizabeth (Betsy) Munnell

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


Building a professional network is critical for career success. But the process can be confusing and frustrating. Grover Cleveland, the author of “Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer” and Betsy Munnell, a 25-year Biglaw partner who helps lawyers build profitable, self-sustaining practices, provide concrete tips and strategies for networking success.

From navigating a cocktail reception to staying in touch online, the program will help you learn to tailor an approach to suit your skills, resources and personal style. The goal is to make networking more comfortable, more effective—and more frequent—so that you can go beyond trading business cards and build authentic, meaningful and enduring business relationships. If you have ever cringed at the notion of attending a networking event – or wondered how to maintain contact without being awkward or intrusive, this program is for you.

Making the connections to catapult your career.

Making the connections to catapult your career.


Grover E. Cleveland

Lawyer, Speaker, Author of “Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer,” Seattle, WA

Elizabeth (Betsy) Munnell

Business Development and Social Media Coach for Lawyers, EHMunnell, Boston, MA; ABA Career Center Board Member

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