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How To Increase Your Rates with Longtime Law Practice Clients

How To Increase Your Rates with Longtime Law Practice Clients

We had a member recently ask us about a good way to inform clients who have been with her for awhile (and that she likes working with) that her rates would be going up. This is a great question and something that many lawyers struggle with. We see many of you out there not charging enough for your time and work. One of the things we teach our members, and those in our Boot Camp Programs, is how to implement flat rate pricing rather than offering services on an hourly basis. Charging hourly is often the root of a variety … 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.

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.

3 Steps to Recapture Lost Time and Money in Your Law Practice

If you are like most lawyers, you spend a lot of time talking with people who know they need to engage with a lawyer, but haven’t prioritized it and taken action to hire you. Or, perhaps you are one of those who get hired, but your fees are, on average, much too low for you to provide a truly valuable service. If you’re having either of these experiences, you may worry that your law practice isn’t even viable with the rise of online, do-it-yourself legal services. If any of this sounds familiar, this could be the most valuable article you … 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.

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.   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  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 home, I began updating the LIFT Manifesto, which will become one of the … 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 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 »

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.

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 »

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.

The Secret To My Success: Surgery & Shopping

The Secret To My Success:  Surgery & Shopping

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 »

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 One Law Practice System to Fix to Have a Law Practice You Love

The One Law Practice System to Fix to Have a Law Practice You Love

When I started my own law practice, I had no idea that it would be as hard as it was to earn the money I needed to support my family. After three years at a big law firm, commuting an hour each way, working long hours for someone else, I had visions of hanging my shingle, making a fantastic income, being home every night for dinner and living happily ever after. Boy was I in for a big surprise! The learning curve was huge and running my own practice was a lot harder than I ever dreamed, at first, and … 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.