Hello all! As most of you know, my name is Renecca Allen, and I am one-fifth of the NAMWOLF team. I began my journey at NAMWOLF in August 2014. I provide a wide range of administrative support services for the NAMWOLF team.
A very important role that I assist the team with is providing detailed listings of our law firms to in-house counsel for their legal needs. There are two ways that I compile this information:
1. I conduct a client blind survey request. With this approach, the in-house counsel provides us with specific details of what they are looking for (i.e., practice areas, jurisdiction, expertise levels, etc.) I take this information and send a request for information to the corresponding law firm members. I then compile the data and send the information to the in-house requesting lawyer. Typically, in-house uses this information to explore pursuing further action with member firms that provided a response. We know that in-house has hired NAMWOLF Member Firms through this mechanism. (Click here to read Joel’s blog on law firm solicitations and/or read the June edition of our Newsletter).
2. Utilizing the NAMWOLF website to search for NAMWOLF firms. The NAMWOLF website allows in-house counsel and guests to perform a comprehensive search for NAMWOLF Member Firms with specific expertise, geographic locations, practice areas, and sub practice areas. You can search for firms by name, city and state, practice areas, MBE/WBE, firm size, average attorney experience, certification in specific areas of law, specific languages, representative transactions, representative cases, state courts, and federal courts. To search for a firm by name, log on to www.NAMWOLF.org. Click the “Law Firm Members” tab at the top of the home screen. Click “Find a Member Firm.” If you know the name of the firm you want to search, enter it in the “Firm Name” space. To search by location, choose a city and state from the drop drown box. Another search method is to search by practice areas and sub practice areas. To conduct this search, choose a practice area from the drop down menu and select it. Next, go to the sub practice area drop down menu to select the sub practice area(s). Multiple sub practice selections may be made for each practice area. You can also search for additional practice areas.
We are continuously working on improving the search engine capability including practice areas and sub practice areas, so please continue providing me with your recommendations for improvement. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or need any additional information.