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How Much (And When) Should I Invest to Grow my Law Practice

How Much (And When) Should I Invest to Grow my Law Practice

“So I have a strong background in investment math and cash flow model, so I get this completely… 100%. My question is, Will lawyers understand this?” “I don’t know. But they need to. Because if they can understand this, everything changes.”   This week, my copywriter, Eric and I were pow-wow’ing, brainstorming on our marketing campaigns, and getting clear on what you’d need to hear/know to decide if our membership programs are right for you and your law practice. (Do you have anyone to brainstorm your monthly marketing campaigns with? If not, you should. And, that’s something we do with … 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.

The 4 Symptoms of a Failing Life and Law Practice and How to Fix Them To Love Being a Lawyer Again

Traffic sign with the words "Disappointment Road"

There is a reason most law practices fail, even those that appear to be successful for the lawyers that own them. It’s not bankruptcy. It’s not the sudden loss of a partner or leader. It’s not fraud or malfeasance. It doesn’t even look like a regular business failure. Failure, defined simply, is not accomplishing an aim or purpose. What was the dream law career that inspired you to study for the LSAT, apply to law schools, work your butt off through the three years of classes and exams, and then take and pass the Bar?

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.

The 15 Most Common Law Practice Mistakes That Kill Lawyers Lives and Incomes

road signs, all overlapping, all read "wrong way"

AND How To FIX them! In my last post, I revealed the reason why most lawyers and law practices fail themselves and their clients. Judging by the dozens of email replies over the weekend, it struck a nerve. This post is the follow-up, this time with actionable takeaways. Let’s get right to it. This is my list of the most common law practice mistakes I see lawyers making, year in and year out. I discovered these mistakes after nearly bankrupting my own law practice (and life) by following the traditional “successful lawyer” law practice-building advice and then coaching thousands of … 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.

Tracking Your Law Practice Client Engagement System Results

One of the most important aspects of learning how to engage more clients is understanding the three phases of your client engagement system and then tracking so you know what’s working and what’s not.  Most lawyers are operating with no system whatsoever, which is the first problem in low client engagement rates.  So the first step would be to create one.  Here are the three phases of your system: Inquiries Appointments Client Conversions By closely tracking the activity of each of these phases you can determine what areas of your client engagement system need help.  Let’s take a look at … 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.

Update From the Live, In-Person Intensive in Colorado — We Did It!

Update From the Live, In-Person Intensive in Colorado — We Did It!

Last week 12 of our members flew home after a week of inspiration and support from us here in Boulder, CO. They re-entered their everyday lives with a whole new set of tools for connection that they did not have before this life-changing week. I fell in love with each and every lawyer in the room. And, I believe they fell in love with each other as well. Best of all, I think we all fell a little bit more in love with the fact that we get to be lawyers AND serve clients in such a meaningful and impactful … 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.

Alexis Neely visits the Lawyerist Podcast to talk about Estate Planning

Most lawyers think of estate planning as dry and boring, focused on tedious document preparation, and only applicable to a small segment of society. This is what we were taught in law school. Yet that is about the furthest from the truth as you can get. Estate planning is a hidden gem in the world of law if you come at it from the right perspective and shift your way of practicing it. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of lawyers who have practiced estate planning in the way we teach, and as a result they have created … 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.

The Single Biggest Reason Lawyers Lose Prospects Instead of Getting Hired Every Time

The Single Biggest Reason Lawyers Lose Prospects Instead of Getting Hired Every Time

As a lawyer myself, I imagine that one of your biggest frustrations is when you get a phone call from a prospect who asks “what will it cost” because you know they are just shopping around for the cheapest legal services possible. And, you are sick and tired of being seen as a commodity, instead of being valued for the great service you offer. Or, perhaps you are losing client after client who you know needs your services, but then as soon as they hear how much it will be, they have to think about it. I can solve these … 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.

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 Do Estate Planning the Way Your Clients (and You) Actually Want

How to Do Estate Planning the Way Your Clients (and You) Actually Want

Some time ago, New Law Business Model hosted a webinar for the American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division about Why Estate Planning is the Best Practice Model for Young Lawyers. If you didn’t get to see it, you can watch that webinar here. During the presentation we shared a new model of estate planning that is an entirely different way of doing estate planning, and afterward, many viewers asked for more specifics and substantive guidance illustrating exactly what this model is and how they could do it. So, I’m going to lay out the specifics here for you, in detail. I … 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.