Lawyers frequently ask for advice as to the best way to keep in touch with their contacts. They also are quite interested in knowing how often they should do so, as there is a discernible concern about not becoming a pest. As ongoing technological advances have increased the number of contact options and have made it so easy for instant communication, I will share some thoughts on keeping in touch today.

Preliminarily, it is important that you approach this with the right mindset. There is a tendency, especially with some private practice lawyers who are thirsting for more business, and with others who are aggressively looking for a job, to send out signals that your contact is driven by self-interest. This often is revealed even among those who try hard to mask it. This is disconcerting and significantly undermines your efforts.