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If you understand your role in the firm, and you have the “Whos” in place to fill the roles outlined in the Law Firm Success Model, you will be able to transform your practice. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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The Law Firm Accountability Chart provides a proven framework for identifying the roles that must be filled to achieve the three levels of success. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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In the LWP system, progressing through the three levels of success depends upon your having the right people, the right “Whos”, in the correct positions within your organization. We call the graphic representation of “who does what” in a law firm an Accountability Chart rather than an organizational chart. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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At LWP, we believe that a firm’s success can be broken down into three levels. The Law Firm Success Model illustrates this principle and is a proven blueprint for tracking your progress from one level of success to the next. Download the LWP Law Firm Success Model here As you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Lawyers with Purpose interviewed its May 2019 Member of the Month, Denis P. Rischard, to talk about his firm and the changes it’s experienced since becoming a member. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Utilizing an automated workflow management system makes it much easier to have greater insight into your business by easily generating reports instead of having to dig through files or spend time locating the information you need.With automated workflow management, you and your team are held accountable by auto-generated tasks set specifically for certain roles. Your ability to communicate both internally and externally is more effective because everyone is aware of the specific step a client is on within the process and how to keep clients moving efficiently through your process, overall. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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In 1997, Oregon enacted the Death With Dignity Act (“DWDA”), allowing Oregonians the right to end their lives under certain circumstances. Since then, six other states have followed suit. LWP attorney Brittney M. Shearin, Esq. gives an overview of the law. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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To get where you want to go, you must first identify precisely where you are now. The LWP Practice Transformation Tool provides a succinct yet accurate and revelatory way to do just that. We suggest you download it now and complete it as soon as you can. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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“How do I get my practice to the next level?” This is the first question the vast majority of our prospects ask. Unfortunately, it is the wrong question. Becoming an efficient, proficient, and consistently profitable firm isn’t about how, it’s about who. The question you must ask is, “Who do I need to take my firm to the next level?” Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and serving most of the state, Baker Estate Planning Law, LLC has been a LWP member since 2016. In one year, from the point of becoming fully engaged with the LWP process, the firm doubled its income. Founder and Owner George Baker talks with LWP about his path to success. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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LWP member and trainer Timothy P. Crisafulli, LL.M., Esq. reviews the two specific tests, the Court Test and the Control Test, that together designate whether a trust is considered foreign or domestic. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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During the "Why Day" session at the Taper New Orleans retreat held this past March, Lawyers with Purpose Founder Dave Zumpano presented his take on law firm roles and the power of having the right person in the right seat. Zumpano offered that "Who?" (not "How?") is the greater question to answer when planning to grow a law firm. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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A members-only section on your website can allow enrollees in your maintenance program to sign up for exclusive events, download videos of workshops they might have missed, and more. It also allows you to generate revenue through advertising (as does your newsletter). How? By offering companies that provide services of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Your maintenance program will help you forge solid bonds with your clients and members of your clients’ families. Consider the latter for a moment. Inviting family members to social events, encouraging them to attend review meetings and workshops, providing counsel to the family following a client’s incapacity or death… all... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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The TLC™ Estate Plan Maintenance & Fee Guarantee Program offers all of the services listed below. Remember: This information is intended to provide you with an idea of what a maintenance program can offer. Your program must reflect your clients’ needs and your firm’s capabilities. The TLC™ Estate Plan Maintenance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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When it comes to maintenance programs, one size does not fit all. You should tailor your program to the needs of your client base and your firm’s capabilities. Also, as we mentioned last time, you have to limit the scope of your program. It’s supposed to be a source of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Some attorneys dismiss maintenance programs out of hand because they don’t see why clients would participate in them. Don’t think like that. Maintenance programs are very appealing to clients, for two powerful reasons. First, a maintenance program helps ensure that a client’s plan is always up-to-date and capable of accomplishing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Generating a consistent, reliable revenue stream is a challenge for many law firms. An annual maintenance program can provide a solution to this problem, and, in effect, function as a line of credit for your firm. In the coming weeks, we’ll discuss the elements of a successful program, the benefits... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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At Lawyers with Purpose, we strongly advocate for weekly team meetings. Why? Because they’re the perfect time to review key performance indicators (KPIs) and client satisfaction, as well as to make sure projects and goals are on track, and nothing is falling through the cracks. Even if you are a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Timmel Law, which began in 2009, has been an LWP member since 2012. Located in New Albany, IN, it has the unique distinction of serving markets in 2 states, Kentucky and Indiana, or “Kentuckiana.” Attorneys Peggy Timmel, who founded the practice, and Jessica Richards together with a support team of seven, plus Fred, a delightful canine who serves as the “Director Of Goodwill,” provide estate planning, elder law, asset protection, long term care & Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, and probate & estate administration services for their clients. To celebrate Timmel Law’s many successes, LWP sat down with Jessica Richards to talk about their firm. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Lawyers with Purpose contributing attorney Brittney M. Shearin, Esq. researches and reports on some interesting statistics regarding whether living on a cruise ship could actually be a viable alternative to assisted living. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Asking the right questions accomplishes several goals. It allows you to find ways to distinguish yourself from your competition and demonstrate the value you offer the allied professional and his or her clients. This can convince the professional to move forward with you. In addition, asking the right questions allows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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Why should a professional refer his or her clients to you? For starters, the professional must know why and how your services will benefit his or her clients. The professional must also be confident that you will “do right” by his or her clients—basically, that you will provide effective legal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
Simply put, you want to meet with professionals that service your market in a different way than you do and whose clients (or patients) can benefit from your services. So where do you find these professionals? Your sources can be broken down into four categories: institutions such as hospitals and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose
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To a large extent, your success is determined by how well you manage your leads and vital relationships, especially referral relationships with allied professionals. Unfortunately, forging and maintaining profitable referral relationships is one of the greatest challenges facing most law firms. In the coming weeks, we’re going to discuss proven... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Lawyers With Purpose