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.
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….
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.
Should professionalism be defined by others…or by you? Jared and I dig into this important question and we come at it from our typical unplugged perspective. We believe you’ll find it both enlightening and liberating. Listen and learn.
We all think we are so busy all the time. We have no time for anything. We are exhausted.We abandon self-care, projects that need attending, And as busy as we are, we accomplish less and less. How does this impact your solo practice, your growth both personal and professional, your income? Is it classic avoidance? Lack of structure? Listen and learn how to avoid busy-ness and tackle the important tasks and feel accomplished in your solo practice..and your life.
Today’s employee is not your father’s employee. The hiring market is hot but do you know what employees want today? I’m guessing no. It’s a whole new world out there and you had best understand the post-Covid hiring requirements for today’s employees. Listen and learn.
What is your ultimate goal? To retain more of your earnings, right? Today Jared and I talk about six different strategies, not complex, which need to be consistently applied. Learn about these simple options you can execute on to make your financial goals a reality. Listen and learn.
Is creating a virtual workforce the future of law practice? Why is creating a virtual workforce not getting the attention it deserves in the legal community? Is it the lawyer’s personality? The incessant need to micromanage employees? Is it not knowing how to manage a virtual workforce? But what do you do in a crisis, a hurricane, a wildfire, a pandemic? Does your practice just come to a halt? We discuss at length and in depth the pros and cons and then how to overcome the cons. Listen and learn.
If a global pandemic isn’t enough to get you to reimagine your law firm, including your billing model, what are you waiting for? An asteroid strike? Clearly, now is the time to rethink your billing model and start creating a sustainable client-friendly billing model which will give you both profitability and client satisfaction. The models are out there and being reimagined on the daily. The time to revisit and change your model is now. Listen and learn.
Jared and I discuss one of our favorite topics – the Initial Consultation. While the goal is to get a new client, what you are trying to accomplish is multi-layered and it changes over the course of your legal career. This is a podcast to bookmark and keep referring to over and over, again. Listen and learn.