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Lawyerist Lab is a community where solo and small-firm lawyers go to innovate, test, experiment, and improve their law businesses. We’re interviewing Lab members on their experiences as they align with The Small Firm Roadmap. Justie Nicol and Jennifer Gersch, partners at Nicol Gersch Law PC “Our personal goals, vision, and values are keyed in across all six team members.“ Tell us about your practice. How did it start? What were you doing before…
One of the more difficult challenges of running a law firm is balancing the time spent supporting clients, managing potential new clients, and getting your work done. Many times, a visitor will come to your website and leave almost as soon as they arrived because reaching out felt overwhelming or they weren’t immediately able to find what they were looking for. Smith.ai’s new live chat changes that. You’ll be able to have live chat at…
The LAWsome podcast brings you the latest in law firm development and legal marketing. LAWsome is powered by Consultwebs, a digital marketing solution for legal professionals since 1999 with a proven track record of successful marketing campaigns. LAWsome takes that experience and combines it with legal industry insights and interviews with the best experts in law firm development and legal marketing. The LAWsome podcast is like a legal seminar that people actually want to…
Maryellen Stockton helps companies figure out how to build healthy, productive remote or hybrid workplaces. In this episode she explains the different kinds of remote workplace arrangements, discusses some of the biggest challenges, and how to hire and manage effectively. Plus, she shares some of her favorite software tools for collaborating remotely. Maryellen Stockton Maryellen is a remote work expert who focuses on making flexible and remote work arrangements possible and awesome because of the…
The new Clio Mobile App is perfect for attorneys on the go and makes life away from your computer so much easier. Not only will you be able to access your matters, documents, and calendar from the app, but it also has an intuitive user interface, so you can become a power user within minutes. Plus, the app is built specifically for mobile devices for improved performance. This means no bugging, no crashing, just you…
Growing law firms need a simple and secure way to get more work done and collaborate with less friction. Shared folders are slow and cumbersome, and finding what you need is a productivity nightmare. NetDocuments gives you powerful document management tools that allow you to share, edit, and organize documents and emails in the way that best meets the demands of your practice.  Details  NetDocuments is a cloud-based document and email management system with military-grade…
Todd Herman’s book, The Alter Ego Effect, offers a tool for getting more out of “the six inches between your ears,” as he likes to say. In this episode he explains what the alter ego effect is, and how to use an alter ego to overcome your biggest challenges. Plus, we discuss whether you can still be authentic while you are pretending to be someone else. Todd Herman Todd Herman has been helping ambitious achievers…
MileMark Media is a lawyer marketing company whose founding partners have over 50 years of combined experience in legal marketing. At MileMark Media, they work exclusively with attorneys to build law firm websites. They use their extensive industry knowledge–including time as a practicing attorney–to develop customized dynamic strategies for each of their clients. They are the best of both worlds when it comes to internet marketing and legal marketing and can help you build the…
Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular thanks to advances in technology that have made it easier to work remotely. Coworking spaces are an especially great option for solo and small firm attorneys who want a professional office without the challenge and hassle of office management, or unnecessarily committing to a long-term lease. There are many coworking spaces out there, but most cater to startups and creatives, which is a very different set of requirements than…
Ben Hudson made a hire for his small firm that really didn’t work out. So he went back to the drawing board on his hiring process. He took the time to outline his core values and build a thoughtful, slow-moving hiring process around them to make sure his replacement was the right person. Ben doesn’t take unscheduled calls, either, because it’s better for him and his clients. Ben Hudson Ben is a lawyer for small