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.

9 Effective Strategies for Lead Follow-Up

Gaining clientele is as essential for law firms as any other business. To establish a successful firm and keep it growing, lawyers must develop reliable methods to generate leads and understand how to maximize them.

This starts by learning to follow leads effectively and knowing which resources can help you decide what potential cases to pursue. Read on….

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….

How to Get Great SEO Without Actually Paying For It – Guest Lecture with Jared Correia

This is a very ‘sexy’ topic, or we at least think so. How do you get great Search Engine Optimization (SEO) without paying for it. Let’s face it, if you are just starting out you just can’t afford it. It’s cost prohibitive for your desired search terms or queries. We talk about some great workarounds to help you get there. Listen and learn.

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