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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

  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. … Continue reading »

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Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

The One Practice Area That Is Surprisingly Perfect for Most Lawyers — And Too Often Overlooked

The One Practice Area That Is Surprisingly Perfect for Most Lawyers — And Too Often Overlooked

To start off, this advice is NOT intended for every lawyer. It’s not for you if: you’re happy working in Big-Law, or if you love adversarial challenges like you get in litigation, personal injury, and insurance defense, to name a few.   Nor is it for you if you love your current business model of trading time for money, hourly billing, piles of paperwork… constantly stuck on the marketing merry-go-round, and the cash-flow rollercoaster.    The lawyer I’m talking about here dreams of doing and being more. You long for meaningful – and lucrative – work, that makes a real … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

From the Archives: Why Estate Planning Isn’t the Boring Law Practice Area You Think

Best Law Practice Estate Planning

Most lawyers think estate planning is boring because of the way they were taught to do it is all wrong. They also don’t understand how profound and necessary a service it is, either. Fact is, estate planning can be a life-changing and it’s not boring at all. Let me give you a personal example of how important estate family is to the families you already serve: When I was in law school, my father-in-law died. He had spent over $3000 on an estate plan put together so that we, his family, wouldn’t have to deal with the probate court or … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

How To Hire a Lawyer

  Before you hire a lawyer – ever – make sure that lawyer truly has your best interests in mind. It could significantly impact your life. Over the past few days, I’ve again seen the tragedy that happens when people hire lawyers who are economically incentivized (due to practicing under the traditional, old paradigm model) to do harm and escalate fear. Unfortunately, this is more of the norm than any of us would like to see and I share this reminder so you can ensure you are not sucked in by this paradigm. And so you can choose wisely when … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Why I still serve lawyers (even though many are nearly impossible to work with)

Why I still serve lawyers (even though many are nearly impossible to work with)

  There was a time when I considered shifting my attention away from serving lawyers and investing all of my energy and attention to serving the “spiritual” community. It would have been a lot easier in so many ways. As you know, lawyers can be challenging to work with. But, after a year of soul searching, I decided to stick with serving lawyers because I knew I could bring a law practice model to the lawyer community that no one else could and by doing so I would have the greatest possibility of impacting the world in a positive way. … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 3

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 3

  Welcome back to my special tax time series to help you see how you can bring awareness to your patterns around taxes and use that awareness to uplevel your life and income. In my first post I shared three tax time tips to help you immediately whether you are getting a refund, have a big payment due or ignoring taxes altogether. In my second post, I shared my $100,000 tax mistake and how it can help you. In this post, I want to share how a terrifying tax audit got leveraged into my 2nd million dollar business. This strategy … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 2

Tax Time Strategy For Your Law Practice – Part 2

  The year was 2006 and I had hit a $1,000,000 in revenue in my law practice for the first time. As you can imagine, I was thrilled to have reached that magic number that so many strive for, but part of me was terrified because I knew that I had done it with a broken business foundation and at some point that would catch up with me. You see, I hit a million in revenue by focusing all my energy on sales and marketing, which is what all the business gurus I was learning from said I should focus … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Tax time strategy for your law practice – Part 1

Tax time strategy for your law practice – Part 1

  How you deal with taxes can show you a great deal about whether your law practice is on track to create a life and business you truly want or where you can make some necessary shifts to get back on track. You are either excited to be expecting (or have already received) a refund, stressed about paying or perhaps you are ignoring it altogether. My personal tax story is instructive for you, no matter which category you fall into. I’ll be sharing the details over the next few posts, so keep an eye out for my tax time series, … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Leap Into a Law Practice You Truly Love- Part 3

This is the third post in my make the leap into a law practice you love series, in honor of Leap Year. If you haven’t read the prior two parts, you can read them here and here. In the first part of the series, I shared with you how I had left the security of my 6-figure paycheck with two kids at home under the age of 4, plus my husband staying at home to take care of them, and me as the breadwinner. I also shared with you that I was struggling mightily. I thought it would be much … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love (Part 2)

Leap Into A Law Practice You Truly Love (Part 2)

Welcome back to day 2 of our Leap Into a Law Practice You Truly Love series. If you missed the first part of the series, you can read it here on the blog. I never wanted to be an entrepreneur. I thought that working for a big law firm, earning a 6-figure paycheck was the jackpot I had worked so hard to win. What I didn’t realize is how little control I would have over my schedule, the work I was doing, the clients I did work for and how out of place I would feel working at a big … Continue reading »

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a Law Business Mentor and creator of the New Law Business Model. She built her law practice from scratch into a million dollar a year generating business in just three years with the new law business model her family and her clients loved.