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Author Archive: Alexis Neely

How You Can Love Yourself and Your Life as a Lawyer In Any Practice Area

How You Can Love Yourself and Your Life as a Lawyer In Any Practice Area

In my last article on this topic, is self love possible for lawyers, I shared with you how I had internalized the hatred that most people have for lawyers and was self-critical, judgmental and difficult to work for as a result.  If you haven’t read it yet, get caught up here. In that article, I shared that I was considering a coach to help me because I was stuck in a pattern in which I had done everything right — top law school, top law firm, married with kids — and yet, miserably unhappy. And, despite the 6-figure pay check, … Continue reading »

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The True Purpose of Lawyering

The True Purpose of Lawyering

Given these times of turmoil and uncertainty, if you are anything like me, you may be wondering if you are doing all you can to help. You may be wondering if you are using your law degree to fulfill your purpose as a helper, a healer, a counselor and a guide. You may be feeling called to action, but at the same time, not sure what you can do. Perhaps you are already too busy with work on your plate, the demands of family life, and uncertain about how you can truly help. I understand. And I’m here to work … Continue reading »

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Would you spend $25k to save $10k on your taxes?

  As I hope you do, I work closely with my financial team and tax accountant at year end to ensure I pay as little taxes as possible, and maintain as much control over my resources as possible. Do you do the same? If so, you’ve only got a little bit longer to do it because there are many tax savings strategies that disappear when the new year starts, and can you believe it – that’s in less than two weeks! Personally, I far prefer to decide where my money goes, rather than just sending it off to the government … Continue reading »

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This Could Be Why You Are Stuck In a Law Practice You Don’t Love

This Could Be Why You Are Stuck In a Law Practice You Don’t Love

Until I had the first hand experience of seeing that the right investments, at the right time, would earn me back far more than anything else I could do with my time and money, I kept trying to build my law practice by “spending” as little as possible. I thought of investing that way, back then. I was spending my money. I didn’t get that properly investing in my law practice wasn’t spending my money at all. It was creating more with my least valuable resource. You see, today I get that money in a bank, or available on credit, … Continue reading »

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The $350 Investment That Turned Into a Million Dollar Law Practice

The $350 Investment That Turned Into a Million Dollar Law Practice

The first time I ever invested in my career as a lawyer (post-law school) was when I was an associate at a big law firm. I had never considered the possibility that after investing so much in going to law school, I have to invest more in learning how to practice law the way I wanted. I went to law school thinking I was going to get paid, not that I’d be paying more! I was super resistant to the idea of having to invest more, especially with $100,000 of law school loans owing. More of that story and how … Continue reading »

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The reason I teach lawyers a New Law Business Model (+ meet my daughter on her 17th birthday)

The reason I teach lawyers a New Law Business Model (+ meet my daughter on her 17th birthday)

When I went to law school, I never imagined I would practice estate planning. I didn’t grow up wealthy. In fact, we were the “poor” family among the wealthy Jewish families in Miami. And, I kind of resented their wealth when it seemed we had so much less. I went to law school to serve the underdog, to make a real difference in people’s lives, not to help the rich get richer. And, I hated math, so I was super surprised to find myself later considering an area of law that actually involves numbers. In my last year of law … Continue reading »

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What Is A ‘Door Lawyer’ And Why It Sucks To Be One!

Before I can tell you why being a door lawyer is sucking your life away, I need to make sure you are clear on what it is exactly. So, what is a door lawyer? A door lawyer is… a lawyer who, in the past, might have been called a general practitioner a lawyer who takes whatever walks in the door – a divorce here, a criminal case there, a personal injury for good measure and the occasional will and trust, etc. There’s some part of you that knows this is not the best way to serve your clients, but you … Continue reading »

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