For many lawyers the problems of client development keep them from having an enjoyable practice. I had to reach a breaking point, and then I sat down to find a better way. Today I share how I found the clients I like to work with, and how I market our law firm to them.
Each week a group of attorneys who want to grow their firm join me for about an hour and we talk about ways to be more profitable, happier and productive.
This is an excerpt from the weekly Online LEGAL Mastermind sessions that happen on Tuesday at 2:00 pacific. If you'd like to join us, just email [email protected] for information.
The COVID19 crisis has wreaked financial havoc in our society. While it was a necessary move to save potentially hundreds of thousands of lives, the long term effects on people's finances and businesses is going to be devastation for many.
Perhaps you've been effected already with fewer client calls, or like many a divorce lawyer, more calls less money for retainers. In that case you may be thinking that building a Bankruptcy practice is a quick and easy solution to your client and cashflow problems.
In this episode I speak with Charles Shamash about what that would mean, and for those who are considering it, this episode will prove helpful.
In this episode, Los Angeles based Civil Litigator Nadine Lewis breaks down for lawyers what federal funds are available to them as solo practitioners, small firms and what to do first. From the city to the federal government it seems there's a daily development of what is available for both businesses and individuals. Nadine brings a clarity to the programs and how to plan your way through the current crisis.
As a seasoned real estate litigator she opines on what all of this means for both tenants and landords. She offers clear direction in a foggy world.
It's the lazy days of the Coronavirus Safer At Home in California, and that's leading to an uptick in domestic violence claims. As lawyers you're likely to have a client who will be arrested and/or charged. Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Andrew Leventhal discusses the current situation and what to tell a client who has been arrested.
In this episode, Juliet Huck, a premier persuasion expert comes on the show to discuss the role of demonstrative evidence, and the psychology behind persuasion and how to maximize your effectiveness. We discuss her new passion project www.academyofpersuasion.com
Juliet is taking her 25 years of persuasion skills and now making them available for everyone from seasoned trial lawyers to newbie attorneys to learn the art and science of being persuasive.
In this episode Frederick Shelton shares his top tips for lawyers who are looking to build their virtual law practice and as a bonus, he offers to help any lawyer who wants to become a legal recruiter his Starter Kit. Seriously, he's giving away everything it takes to start a legal recruiting business. For those mid-career lawyers who are scared about being let go in these trying times, having a backup plan for your life that leverages your legal network could be a lifesaver.
Frederick Shelton is a partner at www.sheltonsteele.com
This episode was recorded during the court shutdown of 2020. California courts are closed and attorneys are scrambling for solutions to resolve their client's problems while being unable to get in front of a judge. Today we speak with Hon. Gretchen Taylor, retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge on what it means to hire a private judge, how much does it cost, and what is possible in the coming weeks and months.
The Online LEGAL Mastermind was visited by Dr. Regina Lark. She's a professional organizer who helps people (lawyers!) with systems to keep the paper under control through her company A Clear Path (www.aclearpath.net)
If you've ever "lost" a file, but not really, if you've ever "blown a deadline" because you didn't have it calendared, or you're simply losing too much time each day with paper chase on your desk, Dr. Lark is here to help you.
To join the ONLINE LEGAL MASTERMIND head over to www.TheLegalMastermind.com/online and take charge of your law firm and career.
In this episode of The LEGAL Mastermind I speak with Pat Walley about how to establish a business credit profile that is separate from a personal one. This is VERY helpful for those lawyers who are drowning in personal debt like student loans!
If you want to set up your business and have access to money that is not tied to your personal you should listen in on this interview.