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How to Grow Your Book of Business Ethically:
Dos and Don'ts

When: September 27, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET)

Where: IlumniU (via Zoom)

Cost: $55 (complimentary to guests of CDREs)

Whether you’re a seasoned attorney or just starting out, networking and growing your book of business is crucial in the private practice of law. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to both escalate your career and demonstrate value to your firm — or another firm where you may someday land. Equally important, however, is networking ethically and maintaining the highest professional standards.

In this presentation, Colleen M. Breems, Esq. will share strategies for developing, growing, and leveraging a network of professionals while ensuring compliance with ethics rules. She’ll share best practices for:


  • Making sure everyone in your sphere (friends, family, acquaintances) know exactly what you do

  • Networking with your community, attending industry events, and making connections with other professionals in your field: what to say, how to present yourself

  • Being mindful of ethical considerations, such as misleading others about your expertise, the way you solicit potential clients, or the way you advertise your services (know the laws in your jurisdiction!)


Meet the Presenter:


Colleen M. Breems, Esq., Partner, Beermann LLP

Colleen M. Breems has focused her legal career in matrimonial and family law since its inception. With a devotion to serving individuals in family transition, it is her calling to provide zealous advocacy for her clients, whether it is through skilled and commanding litigation in the courtroom, or in forming practical and creative solutions tailored to meet a family’s individual needs at the settlement table.

Ms. Breems’ practice includes dissolution of marriage and parentage proceedings involving the issues of parental responsibility, support, parenting time, property division, post-decree matters, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and orders of protection related to civil litigation. Ms. Breems also has experience in adoption and minor guardianship matters.

In addition to serving her adult clients, Ms. Breems also passionately represents children and is frequently appointed by Judges in Cook County to serve as a Child’s Representative or Guardian ad Litem in matrimonial and family law cases. Ms. Breems is also a trained mediator and parent coordinator.

Ms. Breems earned her J.D. in Family Law from DePaul University College of Law and her B.S in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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When: September 27, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. PT (3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET)

Where: IlumniU (via Zoom)

Cost: $55 (complimentary to guests of CDREs)

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