Anonymous User wrote:Do most firms have biz development accounts for first years? My secondary market biglaw firm gives us like $800 a year for client development, and I have no idea how to spend it. (First world problem, I know.) I know very few people here, and I highly doubt anyone I know in this town will ever be a client of the firm. How do you guys use these funds?
Varies from firm to firm. My advice: Hold onto it until you have an opportunity to use it, rather than creating that opportunity. Wait for connections to develop, then offer dinner or something like that. Don't do it the other way around.