Jacqueline Newman is the Managing Partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP, one of the largest matrimonial law firms in New York. In her practice, she focuses on litigation, collaborative law, and mediation, specializing in complex high-net-worth marital cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements.
Jacqueline is the author of The New Rules of Divorce and has appeared as an expert commentator on television and radio shows. She has also been quoted in publications, including NBC News, ABC News, the New York Times, and Woman’s Day. As an adjunct law professor, Jacqueline teaches divorce processes at Cardozo School of Law and has taught family law practice, collaborative family law, and matrimonial law at other reputable institutions.
In 2019, she was selected as a family and matrimonial attorney serving high-net-worth clients in New York by Chambers and Partners, a respected international lawyer research company. Jacqueline was also named in the New York-Metro Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers in New York City. With a substantial career honing her strengths and a reputation for ethical standards, Jacqueline has reached the pinnacle of happiness and success.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- How Jacqueline Newman became a matrimonial attorney — and why she remains loyal to her firm
- Implementing systems to build a stable legal business
- The impact of Jacqueline’s accolades on client acquisition and marketing
- What is the difference between paid and unpaid recognition?
- How marketing and PR develop credibility
- Jacqueline talks about balancing multiple roles
- The importance of nurturing associate’s strengths
In this episode…
In a traditional law firm setting, many lawyers focus so much on practicing law and serving clients that business growth may take a back seat. But with client demands evolving and junior attorneys wanting more growth opportunities, attorneys must market and develop their firms. How can you balance these competing roles while fostering your strengths and aiming for success?
After joining a law firm as a partner, esteemed attorney Jacqueline Newman recognized an opportunity to build and grow the business using strategic infrastructure and marketing techniques. Rather than outsourcing business development representatives, Jacqueline recommends building credibility gradually by emphasizing your talents and participating in public speaking opportunities. This allows you to advance your strengths and promote your firm as a reputable company.
Join Elise Holtzman in this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast as she speaks with Jacqueline Newman, the Managing Partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP, about nurturing your strengths to achieve a successful and rewarding career. Jacqueline explains how personal recognition impacts client acquisition and firm growth, how she balances multiple roles, and why attorneys should nurture associates’ strengths.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Elise Holtzman on LinkedIn
- The Lawyer’s Edge
- Jacqueline Newman on LinkedIn
- Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
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