You've probably heard that networking is important for your professional development, but a lot of people find that it's hard to get out there and do it. If you're one, see Michael Goodwin, Networking tips for the “shy” lawyer, Minn. Lawyer, July 18, 2011, linking to an ABA Journal podcast, Shy Lawyer's Guide to Becoming a Rainmaker, July 11, 2011 (you can listen to it or read the transcript).
One tip: "Think of 'networking' as 'research': Often the same lawyers who hate to network love to research." (Goodwin)
If you love to network, but hate to research, maybe you could try thinking of research as networking . . .