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What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? I was keen to succeed from the outset! LWP has helped turn my vision into reality and conquer my fear of STARTING MY OWN LAW PRACTICE. The LWP platform prevented me from wasting my time and misallocating my resources, while... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? The greatest success Lydia has had has been starting her own practice and using Actionstep for her drafting and accounting. What is your favorite LWP tool? Lydia’s most useful LWP tools are the time focusers which help keep her on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? LWP has helped me systematize my practice, which allowed me to hire my first employee, and has now gotten me to the point where I likely need to hire a second team member in the near future. What is your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Our greatest success has been the launching of our new business, Chesapeake Wills and Trusts. Our firm had focused on litigation for the past 15 years and we finally decided to expand the array of series we were able to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Daniel took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Both my retention rate and revenue are up almost 50% and we have brought on a new team member! What is your favorite LWP tool? Actionstep: having software that incorporates all of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Doug took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Hiring a new attorney and client services coordinator with complimentary Kolbe scores. Goals, goals, goals. Now that we have well planned goals and a vision, we have more than doubled our revenue... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Claudia took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? This is a tough question to answer because there have been many milestones since joining LWP. Since joining, our firm expanded and opened its doors in Bonita Springs, Florida. This success is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Gerald took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Expanding my knowledge which has resulted in being a far more able counselor to our clients. What is your favorite LWP tool? The Listserv has been an invaluable tool for expanding my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Alan took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Our firm’s greatest success since joining LWP has been the ability to provide full service estate planning and elder law services to clients, regardless of their facts or circumstances. We are not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Jack took some time to answer our questions: What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? While the successes seem to be piling up recently, I'd say our greatest success was successfully submitting our first Medicaid application using LWP's system, having it approved, and then getting a special... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Lawyers With Purpose
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What is the greatest success you’ve had since joining LWP? Prior to joining LWP, I had no real sense of my “numbers”, especially my closing rate. I back tracked and discovered that it was a mere 40%… I was stunned. Since joining the Onboarding Program at the last TAPER (3... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Lawyers With Purpose
Many of you might have seen recent news reports with a headline that read something to the like “VA out of money for private healthcare”. Here is a link to one such news story from the AP. I want to take a minute to explain what they are talking about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Lawyers With Purpose
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The Government Benefits Team at Victoria Collier’s firm prepares, files, and follows up on all VA and Medicaid applications. Though I can say that the majority of our applications are processed from submission to approval in a fairly straightforward manner, that is not always the case. As an introduction to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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In response to an inquiry from Karen B. McIntyre of Veterans Information Services, Inc. regarding the proposed VA rulemaking AO73, Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions, the following email was issued to extend – yet again – the date for possible publication of the final rule to April 2017.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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When planning for a VA client, practitioners often spend the bulk of their time considering the claimant’s eligibility in terms of their net worth and income. And these are very important things to consider for VA non-service-connected disability pensions, particularly because the bulk of your clients are probably not initially... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Among the benefits that veterans may access through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is life insurance. Considering the often-hazardous duty that veterans have encountered and survived, the VA’s life insurance programs are meant to offer a measure of financial security to the family for little or no cost.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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The latest version of the Lawyers with Purpose Client-Centered Software (LWP-CCS) was recently released and can be downloaded by using the link emailed to all qualifying members. Instructions on how to install the update are included. Please contact Member Services if you have not received an email. Updates were made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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When I was in high school, I took Latin for two years as my foreign language elective. “What a waste,” I thought, until a few weeks ago, when I took my family to Italy. The trip was actually a business trip to brainstorm with colleagues in Florence. Time away from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Executive Order (EO) 13658 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors” was signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for all federally contracted workers. The intent of this EO was “to promote economy and efficiency in procurement by contracting with sources who adequately... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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When I was growing up, my parents never talked about money. The bills would come in and be stacked up on the arm of the couch until my mother paid them on Sunday nights, after the kids were in bed. There were only three things I knew about my parents’... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Receiving mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may be a source of excitement for some folks, particularly when they are waiting for news of an initial VA decision. However, once a claimant is getting the correct monthly benefit, correspondence from the VA is generally not good news. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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If you had asked me a few months ago where you should mail your VA non-service-connected (NSC) disability pension claims, I would have answered with conviction . . . it depends! I’m not trying to be funny, it’s just that it literally depended on the state where the claimant resides.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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You may be aware that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be implementing a proposed three-year lookback period for asset transfers sometime in 2016. Until this rule becomes final, veterans and their surviving spouses can continue to transfer assets out of their name and become almost immediately eligible for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Chances are you or someone you love has been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease. We’ve sent you communication before about how it has rocked our own families. Now, this June, we are collectively doing something about it as a community – and we invite you to participate or sponsor us as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Congressmen Tom Rooney (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) introduced the “Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016” on March 2. Rooney, an Army veteran, is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs. Rep. Rooney asserts that veterans in his district have brought to his attention that individuals... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Lawyers With Purpose