Every year we exhibit at a large conference of estate planning attorneys. Last year, I met a young man from my hometown who just recently graduated with his LLM degree. He called me a few months later after graduation asking if I knew of anyone he might talk to regarding a job. I put him in touch with an estate planning attorney friend who was very helpful to him.
I saw the young man again today (I am at the conference again this year) and the young man came up to thank me for helping him. He has started his own practice with the advice of my friend. Once he has a need for the services my firm provides, guess who he will call?
Moral of the story: You never know where business will come from. Always be nice. Always be as helpful as you can and not just for business reasons. It's just the right thing to do.