Work Smarter

Helping lawyers use technology to do seemingly impossible, truly magical things (i.e. work less, accomplish more & enjoy life more)

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I can honestly say that I’m years ahead now because of this.

Keith Magness

Use Leverage

If you’re like most serious-minded lawyers you’re working too hard. And yet, not earning what you deserve for that hard work.

Technology is the key to working smarter, not harder.

Many lawyers have learned to leverage the power of technology, and you can do it too.

Technology can help you create an amazing, totally enjoyable practice (once you learn to use it sensibly).

For example, you can automate large swaths of your legal work and save an astonishing amount of time.

  • Use smart templates to create your legal documents up to 500% faster (and do so more reliably).
  • Blast out emails in seconds using text macros (that make your automated responses as detailed as necessary).
  • Use outsourcing to get work done without even lifting a finger.

Yes, technology is one overarching component in working smarter.

But, more specifically, there are three key elements to working smarter.

1. Streamline

Develop better systems to get all your work done quickly, reliably, and with much lower overhead.

2. Automate

Turn your practice into a “digital factory” so it runs more by itself—without any effort on your part.

3. Outsource

Do only the work you love to do! Get others (think: virtual assistants) to handle everything else.

“I recommend Ernie to anyone who wants to work smarter, watching everyone else run around in circles.”

Catherine Fairchild

Ernie's Message...

About twenty years ago, I managed to create a 100% paperless, highly automated law practice. One that was both financially rewarding and immensely satisfying.


Using nothing more than a laptop and a smartphone I was able to handle even really complex litigation cases, and do so at a much lower cost.

Clients appreciated the cost savings, obviously. But they also noticed that technology made me radically efficient and hyper-organized compared to over-priced lawyers in large firms.

So getting a steady stream of new clients was pretty easy. And it was ridiculously inexpensive (my main marketing expense was a website that cost less than $100 per year).

Other lawyers asked me to help them to overhaul their practices. And so I did. Eventually, this became my full-time job (and the ABA even gave me an award).

But my greatest joy came from seeing those other lawyers achieve a level of happiness they never believed was possible.

Here’s what some of those lawyers say…

  • My biggest sensei in starting my solo law practice was Ernie Svenson.” —David Sparks
  • “I received so much help by not having to find answers on my own.”—Carlee Gonzales
  • “I’m a 65-year-old dinosaur attorney of 38 years, enjoying your program and finding it helpful.” —Michael R. Jarman
  • I feel reinvigorated about my practice.” —Jimmy Go
  • “It is clear that you love helping people”—Catherine Fairchild

You too can make your practice much easier to run and much more fulfilling.

The trick is learning to use technology strategically, instead of haphazardly (as too many lawyers seem to do).

If you feel like you’re not using technology effectively enough in your practice, I have some helpful resources you can check out right now (e.g. blog articles and podcast episodes).

But most lawyers prefer to start with my short course: “Working Smarter

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An Sad Truth...

There are so many tech options now. And they all promise they’ll make your life easier.

Sure, some of the software is amazing, but it takes a lot of time to find the best options.

And then it takes time to learn to use the software (and to keep it updated).

Unfortunately, learning to leverage technology properly requires an investment of time, energy, and money.

But, the good news is that you don’t need to figure out how to do this all by yourself.
You can get help learning to leverage technology —using proven strategies that worked for hundreds of other solo and small firm lawyers.

If you’re interested, check out the Working Smarter course, or download my free PDF guide.

Or, if you prefer…

We can have a short phone call and talk about how to make work happen faster and easier in your practice.

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Lawyers comment

about their experiences...

I really feel that Ernie understands the challenges lawyers face when running their business.

Bin Xia Zhang– Quebec, Canada

I learned how to develop systems to make my practice more efficient and profitable.

Christine Senne—Orlando, FL

I have been practicing for nearly 43 years, so I’ve been around long enough to recognize the real deal. Ernie is the real deal.

Tom Walker– Boise, ID

My practice has grown exponentially.

Stephanie Quigley– New Orleans, LA

You are showing lawyers how to transform their small firm practices in a way I don't see anyone else being able to do.

Todd Smith– Austin, TX