Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor

Crushing Chaos with Law Firm Mentor

Law Firm Mentor is a business coaching service for solo and small law firm attorneys. We help you grow your revenues, crush chaos in business, and make more money. Take the next step at: Join Allison C. Williams, Law Firm Mentor founder, and our host, as she shares the systems and strategies that will help you crush chaos, win back your free time, and level up your practice. Be sure to follow us on your favorite podcast platform so you never miss an episode.


October 14, 2022 33 mins

A lot of times, we’re told that the way to grow a business is by growing your revenue or cutting your expenses. And while those are both key components, there are ways to generate greater health for your business by increasing the amount on the bottom line - in ways we’re not taught to think about. 


My guest today is someone who thinks and focuses her practice on helping small law firms...

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I'm a huge proponent of welcoming guests who don’t just sell a service but are tailored to the small law firm experience.

And as a recovering attorney, speaker, and Founder and Chief Podcast Strategist of LawPods — Robert Ingalls fits the mold.

Having worked with premier law firms including McGuire Woods, Blank Rome and The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, LawPods helps busy attorneys create world-cla...

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October 7, 2022 24 mins

This is one of those topics that comes straight from the well of what I do here at Law Firm Mentor; coaching lawyers on how to look at things from a different perspective.

Oftentimes, it’s a little tweak in the way we approach something that can bring traction. 

Other times, we have to do something grandiose; something far different than what we were doing before. Because the most power t...

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Heather Moulder is a lawyer leadership and business coach, and she helps lawyers ditch stress, overthinking and imposter syndrome. 

You’re probably thinking, “My goodness, that’s a lot,” but… it really isn’t. 

It’s about learning how to manage your mind and emotions, and create a successful pathway toward the life you desire. Read more

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We are joined today by entrepreneur, attorney, C.E.O, and innovator Matt Spiegel. Matt is an attorney, founder, and CEO of Lawmatics.  Matt shares how a bar grievance filed against him is what led to founding Lawmatics. Matt also shares why automation is necessary for your law firm's growth and providing star treatment for ...

September 16, 2022 18 mins

A lot of business owners have misconceptions around lines of credit and debt. Credit and debit are a necessary part of growing a business. Once debt has been accumulated, it is important to create a system to repay your debt. I will be going over all the ins and outs of taking accumulating debt to grow your business in this episode. 

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When it comes time to find a commercial rental for your office space, many lawyers are overlooking key strategies in their negotiation. In today's episode I will teach you the seven most overlooked strategies in order to prepare you for your next negotiation as well as get you the best deal and space for your business to grow. 

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September 9, 2022 24 mins

There is a myth in business that managing your expenses means simply cutting costs. On today's episode, I will dispel that myth and teach you how to create a money system for your money coming in and going out so you can continue to grow your business. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to create a plan for your m...
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September 7, 2022 21 mins

In today's market, in order to recruit new and retain existing employees, offering a flexible work environment is a great way. When your employees have flexibility in their schedule to achieve a work life balance they are happier and more productive. In today's episode I am going to teach you how to create systems for you to implement flexibility into your work environment. 

In this episode we...

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The goal of marketing is to keep your message content clear and consistent across all platforms. Regardless if you outsource your marketing, having an in-house marketing team is important in order to achieve your goals and receive your return on investment. In this episode, I will give you three reasons why you want to invest in an in-house marketing team.

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If You Are Reading This, Then SEO Is NOT A Hoax.

  • Key questions you need to ask when you hire a marketing company to manage your SEO.
  • Clean-up work needs to be done on your website when a marketing company starts to work with you...
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Associate bonus compensation is vital in retaining top talent at your law firm and motivating your employees. In order to create a bonus incentive plan, however, you need to have an answer to three specific questions: 

  1. What does your business need? 2. What will motivate your associates? 3. What is your M.V.P.?


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Onboarding is necessary, but it is one of the things most people do not want to do.  Learning the basics of onboarding can be the difference between hiring someone who works out miraculously or hiring someone who can’t get the job done. These five key strategies will help you onboard your star performer.

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Let’s chat about integrating your marketing, and more specifically, connecting your front end and your back end.  As the owner of the company, you can never truly be hands-off to the success of your business. You need to be able to connect what is going on for their end with what is going on for your end.  That way if there's a problem, you can troubleshoot it effectively.

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Steph Tuss is an extraordinary woman who took advantage of every opportunity she was given because she was able to live by the mantra, “just say yes.”  She has a vast knowledge of business even though she didn’t come from an entrepreneurial background, and didn’t even major in business courses.  Yet, she is now the CEO of a hugely successful company, Life Is Now, Inc. 

In this episode we discu...

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August 12, 2022 22 mins

There are many benefits to having a bookkeeper and using automation in your business. They save you time, money and energy that can be put back into your lawfrim. How will you know when it is time to hire a bookkeeper?

In this episode we discuss: 

How doing your own bookkeeping is taking time, money, and energy that could be going into your law firm. 

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August 9, 2022 21 mins

When we are  talking about role description, we are actually talking about  role differentiation. What are the key differences between a task list and a job description?

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the difference between a task list and a job description.
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School is out for a lot of you that are parents and for a lot of people, the warm months are the time of the year where they like to get away. They like to lawyer at the beach, they like to do a lot of things that will support overall mental health, but of course, rejuvenation so that they can be their best selves. So, of course, we want to make sure that you are planning your law firm in a way that allows you to be a...

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A virtual community is about how we stay connected as people, despite the fact that we're not physically working with each other. What's important is how to master your work communications in a way that builds a strong collective culture in your law firm, even when it's virtual or a hybrid of brick and mortar and virtual.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to master your wor...
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June 21, 2022 44 mins

We set business goals at the beginning of the year with every intention of meeting them. But life can get messy and this year things got VERY messy. In today’s episode I am going to teach you three strategies you can use to get your business back on track. These are concrete strategies that you can not only use right away but you can work on RIGHT NOW as I outline them for you.

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