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For the Love Of Your Law Business + Your Clients

For the Love Of Your Law Business + Your Clients

Yesterday was a full day of video shooting as I made the new videos for the brand new PersonalFamilyLawyer.com and CreativeBusinessLawyer.com websites, which are just about to go live (go live date scheduled for 2/22/17). I’m so excited for you to see these sites, mostly because it’s the first time I’ve truly crystallized all in one place the vision I have for you and your impact in the world. The new websites will provide a platform for the promotion of your practice that showcases your value like no other. The results will be extraordinary. Then, last night when I got … Continue reading »

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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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What Lasik® Surgery + Couch Shopping can Teach You About Your Law Practice

What Lasik® Surgery + Couch Shopping can Teach You About Your Law Practice

One of the biggest “secrets” to the success of my law practice is that everywhere I went, when I had a great buying or customer service experience, I considered how I could apply that experience to my own law practice. For example, I had Lasik® eye surgery and I didn’t even meet the doctor I chose until the day of my surgery. But, I was so well cared for by his staff leading up to the moment of my surgery, that it didn’t matter at all. I completely trusted the system he had created to care for me, and I happily … Continue reading »

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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.

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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How I became a “legal expert” overnight and what it did to my practice and life

How I became a “legal expert” overnight and what it did to my practice and life

It’s Ask Alexis Anything month and so many of you have emailed in asking for more reveals about how I managed to write a bestselling book on legal planning, do all those TV experiences, build my practice to a million a year in revenue AND parent my kids, so in this message I’m letting you in on a big piece of it. It’s a long post, but worth reading IF you are making good money in your law practice, but maxed out on time and don’t see a way to the next level … it’ll take about 15 minutes to … Continue reading »

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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.

Three Reasons Hourly Billing Is for the Birds

Three Reasons Hourly Billing Is for the Birds

Chances are you already know this. You struggle to capture all of your time.  You spend the end of the day going through your time records to ensure that you’ve billed your clients for every minute you can.  And, like every other attorney, you probably hate doing it.  Yet, what other option is there?  Attorneys have been billing hourly since the dawn of time and who are you to blow against the wind?  Well, I’m here as a testament to the fact that you can get away from the billable hour and it will change your life – and your … Continue reading »

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Geoff Hoatson
Geoff Hoatson is an estate planning and elder law attorney who founded the Family First Firm in Orlando, Florida. He attended Emory University School of Law and focused exclusively on advanced strategies for helping families protect their children, their senior parents, and their assets. Geoff is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, and regularly speaks in the community - educating laypersons as well as professionals about estate planning and asset protection.

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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Confessions of a Former Door Lawyer: How One Lawyer Reinvented Her Practice, Herself, and Now Serves Clients She Absolutely Loves, Everyday

Confessions of a Former Door Lawyer: How One Lawyer Reinvented Her Practice, Herself, and Now Serves Clients She Absolutely Loves, Everyday

You can’t accuse Amie of having an easy entry into the field of law. During her first year at law school, she was diagnosed with cancer. And, later on, she found out she was pregnant and gave birth to her son. She eventually finished law school in 2011, meaning she entered one of the worst law job markets in history. It was so bad, in fact, that she ended up putting her legal career on hold, taking a tech job with no exposure to law. A new mother, she didn’t have a choice – her family needed her income. It … 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.