Law is and always will be about service — service to the clients and even our colleagues in the workplace. However, diversity and inclusion remain a struggle, especially within the law profession.
In this episode, Noemi Puntier joins us to discuss her practice and how she strives to break diversity and inclusion barriers in her firm. She builds on her experiences as a struggling immigrant social worker to a lawyer who strives to bring positive change to the law profession. Listen as Noemi also shares about finding the balance between her passion for serving the underserved and earning money as a lawyer.
If you're struggling with incorporating diversity and inclusion in your law firm, this episode is for you!
Let's be real: we're in business to make a profit. It's good to be kind, but as a lawyer, you've got bills to pay, people who need salaries, overhead costs — we can't work for free. It's time to stop being ashamed that we're working for profit while seeking justice for our clients. You can’t become the best law firm around if you don’t have resources to work with.
In this episode, Charley Mann discusses critical elements of improving profits so you can become the best law firm you can be. We begin by explaining the relationship between law firm owners and profit. We'll also discuss advertising and streamlining processes to scale your law firm. One critical element that law firm owners need is confidence. The bridge to success is in front of you; all you have to do is step on it!
If you're a legal practice looking to boost profit and become the best law firm you can be, this episode is for you!
There can be many reasons why a law firm owner will struggle financially and work 60-80 hours per week. The biggest one by far is because the average law firm owner is doing too many things to the extent of becoming counter-productive.
Operating a law firm is not a one-man show. You could be the most talented and effective leader, but that doesn’t matter when you can’t leverage your billable hours. Hiring people is an ideal option if you’re striving to increase your revenue or expand your law firm. How can you tell if it’s the right time to hire employees and determine which positions to fill?
In this episode, Moshe lays out why the progress of your law firm remains static. Then, as aspiring law firm owners, you’ll learn the essence of effective task delegation to free your time from non-billable work. Start paving your law firm’s path to success by hiring the right people at the right time.
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It takes tremendous effort to start a law practice on your own. You'll need a well-thought-out business strategy that tackles all the administrative and technical matters of the company. It’s reasonable to think that all of these responsibilities may seem overwhelming. Nonetheless, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your solo practice is a success.
In this episode, Jess Birken joins us to talk about how she became a solopreneur. She also shares the three keys to having a profitable law firm and explains why companies need to embrace outsourcing and automation. Finally, because every legal firm is a business, Jess reminds us of the golden rule for pricing your services.
If you're an attorney thinking about beginning your own solo practice, this episode is for you!
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Have you ever felt like wanting to run your own law firm, but law school was not able to teach or prepare you for this kind of business?
There are many reasons lawyers wanted to know how to start a law firm business. Some want to run their own course and be their own bosses. Others want to have a more flexible schedule. And others realized that even if they work hard, they still do not make enough profit.
Whatever the reason is, starting a law firm may be exciting. However, like every other business, it can also be very overwhelming. You must have adequate knowledge and skills before starting one.
In this episode, Mark Rockwell shares his unique approach as a lawyer and entrepreneur to building a successful business—from what and who you need, to the attitude you must have.
If you want to learn more about Mark Rockwell’s approach to starting and building a successful law firm business, then this episode is for you.
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Conventional wisdom teaches that law firms and businesses need to get out there and market themselves — but is that the best way to get cases? Showing possible clients what we can do for them requires more than advertising. We cannot acquire clients through law firm marketing strategies and tactics alone; we must earn them through trust. But how can people trust you if they aren't sure how you can assist them?
In this episode, we interview the CEO Lawyer, Ali Awad — a well-known social media expert and personal injury attorney. He shares that harnessing social media is all about authenticity. It's not always about advertising; in fact, 90% of his content is educational. We also discuss how to align your business model with your purpose and build a growth strategy around it.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode:
Not all law firm owners understand that running a firm is not all about their practice. Law firms are businesses — good marketing is integral to its success. The problem is, not all law firms can afford to hire agencies and employ costly strategies. Our guest today shares that these methods are not necessary for new firms to be successful. A vital thing to figure out for your law firm is determining what marketing strategies apply best to your company.
In this episode, Mark Homer, the CEO and Founder of Get Noticed Get Found, joins us to share his journey from working in IBM to being a consultant for law firms and small businesses. He details what marketing strategies to try considering your comfort, time, and money. We also discuss the importance of having a CMO and why we need to invest in marketing to elevate your law firm to the next level.
As lawyers, a bulk of your knowledge comes from what you learn from school. Experience as an associate in an established law firm will also be beneficial for your skills development. Such experience can also help you realize what field of law to focus on if you haven't settled on one yet. But sometimes, working for bigger law firms means losing control of your own time. You might not have the liberty or authority to improve the firm's operations either.
All these problems may lead you to want to start your own practice. But, how can you start a practice right after school and passing the bar? After all, law school doesn’t teach the business side of running a law firm.
In this episode, we are joined by Chris Guymon, a family law lawyer who built a successful practice right after law school. We discuss everything about building a practice — from determining which field of law to focus on to streamlining your operations. Chris also talks about how he manages...
Working in the legal field involves doing a lot of tedious tasks. Can you imagine having to manually fill out every form, take every call, and contact every client who hasn’t paid? Who’s got that kind of time in today’s world? But we shouldn’t have to do that anymore — technology offers a solution to automating many menial tasks in the industry.
If law firms don't adapt to this fast-changing world, they will get left behind in a backward practice that can’t serve anyone. That's why today, leveraging technology is key to becoming a top law firm.
In this episode, Ruby's Partner Development Manager Tim Bedford talks about the importance of investing in technology, particularly for law firms. He uncovers the essential tools and practices lawyers must implement to streamline their business processes. Tim explains that, above all, it's crucial to build a client-centric practice that makes your firm more approachable.
If you want to know more about how...
Some law firm owners may think that they have nothing much to worry about when it comes to digital security. They think their firm is too small, or perhaps that their people will be careful enough. But that is where they have it all wrong. The security landscape is continually changing. Today, IT is an essential part of any business, but it's very easy to overlook. Not many people try to understand it either, as they think it can be complex.
In this week’s episode, Darragh Fitzpatrick, managing partner at The Tabush Group, joins us to talk about what law firm owners need to think about when it comes to the technology they use. He discusses IT services and infrastructure to beef up security and protect your firm from cybercrime. Darragh also tells us what specific applications you should be using and how you can avoid committing the usual technology-related mistakes people make. Lastly, he shares a few tips and pieces of advice for smaller firms.
If you want to learn how to...