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January 20, 2020

Elizabeth Miller is a law firm management consultant who provides remote law firm administrative services, allowing attorneys to outsource the administrative functions of their offices. She is also the co-author of the book From Lawyer to Lawfirm, which we talk about on the show.

 

Resources:

-Learn more: http://www.fromlawyertolawfirm.com

-Read: From Lawyer to Lawfirm

-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawfirmadmin

 

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Today, my guest is Carol Williams. She is an immigration attorney currently working out of southern Florida. We talk about her journey from being in big law right out of law school, deciding to open a practice on her own, and then moving towards a virtual practice.

 

Resources:

-Learn more: https://clwimmigration.com

-Twitter: https://twitter.com/usavisaguru

-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usavisaguru

-Instagram: https://www.in...

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My guest today is Brett Trembly. Brett owns a law firm in Florida that he has grown from a solo practice to a mid- to large-sized firm, and also the owner and creator of a company called Get Staffed Up, which is a virtual assistant staffing company. We talk about how you may want to incorporate those resources into the growth of your law firm, freeing you up to attract more clients, achieve growth, and hire more attorneys.

 

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My guest today is Jason Shultz. Jason is a workers’ compensation attorney based in Maryland. He’s had his own practice going on three years now. In this episode we talk about what motivated him to go into workers’ compensation as a practice area, the challenges that he faced as a solopreneur and the technology he uses so that he can grow and expand his business.

 

Resources:

-Learn more: https://www.shultzlegal.com

-Facebook: https...

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Moshe Amsel is a CPA who helps lawyers understand the financial side of their business. Today he returns to the podcast to talk about a virtual summit he’s running - the Law Firm Growth Summit. The summit will take place December 16-20 and brings together 30 or more law firm experts to share their best insights and strategies on how to grow and profit from your law firm. 

 

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-Learn more: www.lawfirmgrowthsummit.com/neilty...

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Marc Cerniglia started Spotlight Branding because he felt that there really was a better way to do legal marketing. Marketing that focuses on SEO is expensive and can’t work for everyone because there’s only so much space on page one of the Google search results. Instead Spotlight Branding helps solo practitioners and law firms build their brand via referrals, email marketing and video. 

 

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-Learn more: spotlightbranding....

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Holly Chantal helps businesses bring their brand, business model and marketing systems into alignment with their next level of growth. She believes in the power of messaging to help businesses connect with customers that are right for them not just because they have a pulse and a checkbook, but because of their passion, drive, and desires.

We talk about why what has gotten you to one point in your business won’t get you to the next...

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John Pontius is based in Rockville, Maryland, and represents individual and business clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Today he joins the show to talk about how solo and small law firms can set up their accounting and bookkeeping practices to save time, maximize their income and avoid costly mistakes. 

 

Resources:

-Learn more: www.pontiustaxlaw.com

-LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/johnpontiusj...

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When he was 31 Joe Bernstein’s former wife asked him for a divorce and that’s when Joe realized he was really unhappy. He set about taking responsibility for his life, lost 150 pounds and stopped living his life through a lens of fear. 

Now he helps others do the same. He coaches people, mostly men, going through transitions like divorce and custody battles. Many people resist or try to sabotage the process of divorce because they’...

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Sam Mollaei started off as an employment lawyer. Then he read The 4-Hour Workweek and realized there was another way to leverage his expertise. He created a virtual law firm which has been so successful it has generated over 1000 Google reviews and made him the first lawyer to be a member of the ClickFunnels 2CommaClub ($1 million generated with a funnel). 

At the heart of Sam’s business is an automated, dependable system of bringi...

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Marco Brown is a frequent lecturer on the process of getting paid as attorneys — and, as I’m sure most of you know all too well, getting paid on a timely basis and paid the full value of your services is a huge problem for solo and small firm practitioners.

We also discuss Marco’s transition from an insurance defense attorney to a solo practitioner, and how he was able to grow his firm to a small firm with five attorneys (spoiler: ...

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Denise Blake is a brand new solo attorney, and in this episode, my goal is to capture the mindset of a new solo in today’s marketplace, how starting a practice today is different from even just a few years ago, and what she’s trying to accomplish with her practice.

 

Resources:

  • Learn more at www.blakelawllc.com
  • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/denise-a-blake-b996455
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlakeLawLLC
  • PracticePanther: www.practicepant...
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    Matthew Trollinger is a solo practitioner attorney specializing in personal injury and workman's compensation down in southern Maryland.

     

    Today, we talk about his experience coming from a larger personal injury firm and creating his solo practice, how he went about that process, and all the trials and tribulations that went along with that.

     

    Resources:

  • Learn more at www.trollingerlaw.com
  • E-mail: matt@trollingerlaw.com
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    Elizabeth Hill is a Texas attorney and an avid entrepreneur, both owning her own practice and co-owning the Burklee HIll Vineyard with her husband. Her practice deals primarily with commercial litigation, but with a robust and substantial variety of legal services for wineries and vineyards.

     

    So, today, we’re going to learn about how Elizabeth carved out her place in this niche, the legal needs of wineries (as well as other alcoho...

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    A couple weeks ago, we re-aired an episode with David Burkus, author of Friend of a Friend, and I received positive response from that episode that I wanted to share another one of my favorites from back in the archives. (But I promise this isn’t going to be a regular thing now.)

     

    Originally aired in April 2017, this episode features Ernie “the Attorney” Svenson, an expert in helping solo lawyers and small firms make their practi...

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    Lesly Longa Vaillancourt and I started our law careers together as associates in a small D.C. firm, and like myself, she’s since moved to start her own estate planning practice (although I only got as far as Maryland, she made it all the way down to Tampa). So, today, we compare notes on our transition from personal injury litigation to starting an estate planning solo practice, dissecting the good, the bad, and the ugly choices we...

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    Over the years, I’ve had a lot of people ask me what my best episode is, or which ones they should go back and listen to, and I never have a great answer for them — but I recently re-read the book Friend of a Friend by David Burkus, and I was reminded of the incredible value of understanding human networks.

     

    So, today, we’re going to re-listen to my episode with David Burkus because I think we can all use a little reminder about ...

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    Stephanie Everett is VP of Community Success over at Lawyerist, responsible for leading the Lawyerist community and Lawyerist Lab, and the co-author of Lawyerist's new book, The Small Firm Roadmap. Don’t let the name of the book fool you, though — it is anything but small. This is a very serious literary work about how to achieve growth and success as a small firm practitioner, and I think it has the potential to become the go-...

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    Gary Zalarick is the Principal behind The Legal Assistant, a practice management software for U.S. law firms, and a Partner at Sammarro & Zalarick. Gary and his team originally created The Legal Assistant as a way of leveraging technology to solve some of the problems they were experiencing in their firm — all the way back in 2006 — but it’s grown into something much bigger since then. 

     

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  • Learn more at www.thelegalas...
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    Whether it’s as a coach and mentor or the founder and creator of the Attorney Master Class, Dustin Cole is dedicated to helping attorneys build more profitable and successful legal businesses.

     

    I actually stumbled onto Dustin’s work after reading an article he wrote for Attorney at Work called “10 Rules for Surviving as a Solo or Small Firm Practice.” That piqued my interest (for obvious reasons) and I liked the article a lot, so...

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