The number of people going to the web first before asking for a recommendation from someone they trust is increasing. Once they are online searching they continue to do their research before they decide who to call. Your website may not be doing you any favors if it’s not been optimized to work properly by 2015 standards. Find out how you can improve your website before it ceases to function for you in any meaningful way.
When you spend enough time around lawyers, you learn that lawyers love to complain. Maybe that’s why a lawsuit is called a Complaint.
What complaint do we hear most often among unhappy lawyers who want a career change? Compensation is almost never the biggest issue. Or even working long hours. Find out what the biggest complaint actually is.
Becoming a solo and building a solo/small firm practice is a different journey for everyone. However, Scott O’Sullivan, a personal injury lawyer in Colorado and also faculty at Solo Practice University, has graciously shared how he has grown his practice from a one man shop in a shared space to a 10 person firm and owning his own office building in eight years. It’s not a story of magic pills and luck. It’s a story of hard work, learning from mistakes, creativity, patience, persistence, and being fiscally responsible. It’s a podcast you don’t want to miss. Listen and learn.
I have to admit it. I’m a worrier. I worry about my family, my mother, my husband and son. I worry about the economy and people and animals, the future of our country, the food supply. I worry about income and retirement and health. I worry. I worry about many things, some within my control and some not. But when you open a solo practice you take on a whole other set of worries. We discuss the number one biggest worry and how to handle it.
Do you understand the financial power of building lawyer networks for referrals? Do you understand the importance of being a traffic hub for business, even legal matters you don’t handle? Do you know how to talk with other professionals to garner referrals? Referrals for many lawyers are their lifeblood, a way to keep the pipeline filled with clients to serve. Jared and I discuss the importance of referrals in this guest lecture and we’d love for you to listen and learn.
Imagine having a rockstar trial lawyer available on call just before that big mediation or trial to ensure you get the best economic result for your client and priceless peace of mind for yourself as the originating attorney? Or imagine being that rockstar lawyer on call?
Trippe S. Fried will teach the course “The Underdog’s Guide to Trademark Protection” at Solo Practice University®. He has also taught the courses Business Law and Outsourced General Counsel.
Many lawyers don’t understand why they are perceived as better (or worse) than the next lawyer, what their true value is to the client and why they are (or are not) worth their fee. And if they don’t know, how are potential clients to know? And when clients don’t know why a lawyer is worth their fee, they will shop on price. Period.