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If you haven’t already gone paperless, you will. It’s long past time to leave paper mostly behind. I went paperless shortly after I started my solo practice in 2005. Back then, it was still a pretty cutting-edge thing for a lawyer to do. I used to spend a lot of time debunking common misconceptions about the paperless office and pointing out the advantages. It’s not worth doing that any longer. Plenty of law offices…
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. Jeff Houin, partner at Easterday Houin “I wanted to make sure the pricing, regardless of what the client used or didn’t use, was about the benefit — not the time it takes me to do it.“ Tell us about…
More and more lawyers in our Lawyerist Insider and Lawyerist Lab communities are working with freelance attorneys or working as freelance attorneys. Whichever side of the arrangement you are on, it’s important to draft a clear work agreement. The question of whether the work of a freelance attorney requires a written agreement seems obvious at first glance — “get it in writing” is the golden rule, after all. In practice, it is not always that…
According to Vanessa Van Edwards, charisma is charisma is “a compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.” In this episode she explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic. Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode! Vanessa Van Edwards Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People—a human behavior research lab where she teaches…
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…
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things, but trauma can get in the way. In this episode she explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma, and how it can be linked to other mental health issues, like depression and anxiety. Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode! Sherry Walling Dr. Sherry Walling is a clinical…
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…
Lawyers in the Lawyerist Insider and Lawyerist Lab communities know that good communication is essential to establishing trust, which is the foundation of any successful attorney-client relationship. But no matter how well you explain your services to your client during your intake and initial consultation, there is only so much your clients can absorb during that initial meeting. A good new client welcome kit can help build trust with new clients by providing them with…
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…