New Series: Days of Future Passed – Law Practice in 2025 – (Part 1) – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

Enjoy our New Series – Days of Future Passed – What Will Law Firms Look Like in 2025, Part 1

In this first installment we will discuss the law firm business structure in all its incarnations, how this impacts your employees, vendors and much more. Will we see the Amazon model of law firms? It is more in-depth and surprising than you might imagine including sales people, referral fees. Will we see the demise of the solo practitioner? This is info you will need which ever direction you may go. Listen and learn.

Reality Check – Part 4 – Worrying Will Kill You!

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, people and animals, the future of our politically divided country, the food supply and climate change. I worry about income and inflation and retirement and health. I worry. I worry about many things, some within my control and some not.

Ironically, worry has proven to be quite the motivator for me when combined with an insatiable curiosity about people and life. I don’t think I’m particularly unique when it comes to worrying. Most people I know say they don’t worry at all (liars) or they say they worry all the time. But at the end of the day most of us have some level of worry which keeps us up at night. (And the irony is most people over 65 say their biggest regret is spending too much of their lives worrying!)…..Read on!

Reality Check Part 3: Working from Home is The New Norm. How Do You Handle Work and Family Successfully?

Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic becoming less severe, remote work only seems to be trending upwards. The reality is that the Pandemic might simply have been a catalyst for greater interest and trend among workers. Here are some insights our research uncovered…..

Networking in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World – Have We Lost Something and Don’t Even Know It? – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

Lawyers fundamentally know the importance of networking. Newer lawyers growing in their practices these past few years know it in theory but haven’t experienced the value of in-person events for making connections. In this pandemic/post-pandemic world are we losing something of value we don’t realize in exchange for rationalizing the convenience (and some would argue safety) of connecting on line? This is an important discussion for lawyers, conference organizers, educators and more. Listen and learn.

Happy Thanksgiving To All Those Who Believed In Spite of The Naysayers

While I am thankful for many things in my life, this Thanksgiving I wanted to give thanks for all those who have overcome those brilliant and highly decorated minds who were so sure that what you wanted to do simply could not be done. If people who innovated constantly backed down in the face of an ‘authority’ who said their idea was ridiculous, not worthy, not needed, implausible and a waste of time, where would we be? Read on…..

When ‘Going Green’ Could Very Well Put You In The Red

It’s very exciting to embrace technology. It’s new, it’s shiny, it’s fast. Every law practice management consultant tells you you will fall behind if you don’t. Myself included. However, as I have written before, you must embrace the technology gap from the perspective of your client. Not every client wants this. Not every client is capable of embracing it. Not every client will feel comfortable. And just as some embrace the latest technology, the goal post for ‘latest’ moves. And lest we forget, every consultant tells you to build a client-centric practice in order to succeed.

So, how do we build a client-centered practice which remains technologically progressive but understands not all customers are technologically progressive? how do we stay efficient and friendly and not alienate our clients, or worse, they fail to hire to us?

Reality Check Part 1: In 2022 – 2025 Your Clients Will Not Be Able to Afford Your Legal Services

Many in the legal profession have already made their 2022 predictions almost a year ago (and 2023 will be coming soon). They will showcase trends in technology, staffing, management as they see it and much more, particularly as it relates to the actual practice of law. I applaud the vision and guidance they bring to our profession. I’ve made them along with my podcast buddy, Jared Correia. However, as many of you know, I tend to go for the much, much bigger picture, the economic trends facing your clients as money (or lack thereof) drives the realities of your day-to-day practice from your marketing efforts, your choice of practice areas, your office set up, your fee structure, how you package your services, and even your personal life style. Read on….

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