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Why Law School Failed You

It isn’t your fault.  You bought the fairy-tale story that the law schools were selling.   You went to law school, probably with the intentions of joining a large firm, just like countless law students before you. You would make a great living and work on cases that garnered national attention.   However, when you graduated, you realized that reality was nothing like the fairy-tale you’d imagined.   If you went to a large firm, you probably were compensated better than your classmates.  Yet if you compared what you were paid to the amount of hours you put in, you … 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.

This Has to Stop: Suicide Among Lawyers On the Rise (Part 2)

Depressed & Struggling to Transformation & Success I hope you got a chance to read last week’s blog post, inspired by a desire to provide hope for the lawyers who are seriously depressed about the reality of the practice of law.  I, too, found myself hopeless for a time in the early days of my practice. But, I got help and turned things around. You can too. This post is about the first 6 months to a year of my law practice, what was so depressing and how I turned it around. First and foremost, if you are truly suicidal, … 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.