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2 Key Practices to Move Your Law Practice Forward When You Feel Stuck

2 Key Practices to Move Your Law Practice Forward When You Feel Stuck

There are times when  you know you need to keep moving forward in your law practice, but for one reason or another you’re stuck – in “paralysis” mode.  This happens to the best of us.  The good news is that there are two steps that can help you move out of paralysis mode into one of positive action for your law practice. 1. Get Clarity My experience is that being stuck often comes from not knowing what to do next. The fastest path through is to get a clear vision of exactly where you want to go. When you’ve got … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

How to Incorporate a Business Succession Plan into an Estate Plan

How to Incorporate a Business Succession Plan into an Estate Plan

One of the questions that comes up among our members in our Estate Planning Bootcamp is how to deal with adding a business succession plan into an estate plan, for their business owner clients.  This is a common need when you are serving business owners and learning to assist clients through the process smoothly can be of great benefit to your law practice.   Given that each situation is unique, here is a general overview that will help you develop your own process for serving clients looking to incorporate a business succession plan into their estate plan. Set the ground … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

How to Reach your Target Audience with Effective Blog Article Marketing

How to Reach your Target Audience with Effective Blog Article Marketing

During one of our recent coaching sessions, one of our member lawyers posed a great question about writing blog articles as a form of advertising. Is this an effective way to seek out new leads?  We certainly believe it is.   Writing articles about topics of interest to your prospects is a wonderful way to become a trusted legal expert and thought-leader in your community. However, there are a few important things to consider to ensure your blog marketing is effective. Whether you are writing articles at no cost for a specific website, for your website or paying for distribution … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

How to Wow Clients and Turn Them Into Raving Fans Who Refer All Their Friends, Family and Colleagues to You

How to Wow Clients and Turn Them Into Raving Fans Who Refer All Their Friends, Family and Colleagues to You

As lawyers, sometimes we focus so much of our time and energy on getting our prospects to sign on with us, that we forget to look at how to continue the relationship after the relationship begins. As a result, they walk out of our office after writing a big check, and promptly forget your name, or may even feel buyer’s remorse. Fixing this aspect of your practice can have a huge impact because you’ll start getting loads of referrals from your existing clients that pay off many times over for your life and law practice. One of the most important … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Is Event Sponsorship Right For Your Law Practice?

Oftentimes our members come to us asking about whether or not sponsoring an event would be worth their while.  Oftentimes, it is. If it’s the right kind of event and they are able to use our resources to make the most of it. Here are a few of our tips on how to determine whether it is worthwhile for your law practice to sponsor events and things to keep in mind when you do so: 1. Ensure the people attending the event are in your target market Many of our member lawyers attend expos and tradeshows using our marketing resources. … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Your Law Practice Hiring Strategy

Your Law Practice Hiring Strategy

Hiring a team is one of the most important things you can do when you want to move your law practice forward into greater levels of impact in your community and freedom for you. .   However where do you start?  How do you begin the work of dividing work up and understanding what needs to be done by others and by you? And how do you get up the courage to make the investment, especially if you don’t yet have the consistent, predictable revenue you can count on to assure yourself you can pay someone else? Hiring strategy is … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Lawyering from Home, a Coffee Shop, or …

Lawyering from Home, a Coffee Shop, or …

These days, office space for lawyers is no longer limited to an office in a big corporate building downtown. And thank goodness for that because I can tell you that one of the worst parts of my biglaw job was the downtown, hour each way a day, commute. Even after starting my own law practice, I began my own firm working on the top floor of the tallest commercial building in Torrance, CA, and I really disliked pulling into that parking garage each day to go to work. I dreamed of an office that felt like home to me, and … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Increase Productivity In Your Law Practice

Increase Productivity In Your Law Practice

Managing your law practice, while very rewarding, also comes with important tasks that don’t fall into the area of “practicing law.” Administrative tasks are a key example. Because these necessary tasks take away from your ability to actually practice law, where your skill set obviously lies, it is important to take stock and determine which tasks can be delegated (or automated) to maximize your productivity in the long run. Taking some time at the beginning of each year to identify the tasks/areas that are not the best use of your time will release you to work within your skill set … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Do Not Overpay For Website Design. Do This Instead.

Do Not Overpay For Website Design.  Do This Instead.

Chances are, you have some amount of website shame. If you have a website, that is. And, if you don’t have a website, you need to get one set up asap, if you want to keep up in the marketplace. One of the biggest problems with website shame is that you might have a sense that your website sucks, but also not know exactly what to do to fix it. Or, you might be at risk of hiring an expensive company to fix your site, but then not get what you really need. Lawyer websites can sell for as much … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

Is It Possible To Create a Successful Virtual Law Practice?

Is It Possible To Create a Successful Virtual Law Practice?

With so much business being conducted virtually these days, we are often asked if it is possible to open up a law practice without a consistent brick and mortar location. The answer is a definite yes. However, there are certain steps required in order for your virtual practice to be successful.  A number of our member lawyers have opened up virtual practices. Here are some helpful tips from them to ensure you succeed in this endeavor: 1) Be physically present in your community Having a virtual practice does not mean hiding out behind your computer. Instead, it means you want … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.