If you’re a small firm lawyer, you must be ruthless about using limited resources. Time is your most valuable and most limited resource.
Technology can help you save lots of time, get better results — and do so more easily. At least, in theory.
Unfortunately, technology is often more bewildering and frustrating than helpful. For most lawyers, anyway.
So what’s the solution? How can you turn things around?
The key is to “work smarter” with technology. You need to be strategic and realistic (as opposed to haphazard and naïve).
Focus ruthlessly on the high-value levers supplied by modern technology.
The two best levers you should focus on are paperless automation and low-cost outsourcing. And, if you need more clients, then learn to do low-cost online marketing.
When you leverage technology in the proper way, you’ll
- Work from anywhere (even from a sailboat in the Caribbean ocean).
- Bang out documents 300% faster (and do so more reliably).
- Blitz through emails in seconds (filtering 80% of the noise automatically).
- Gain confidence knowing your data is fully secure from intruders.
- Maximize outsourcing to get grunt work done at a lower cost by people who work as much or as little as you need (even legal work).
Learning to leverage technology takes time and ongoing commitment.
If you demand rapid transformation, you’re destined for frustration and disappointment.
But if you’re sensible and patient, then you’ll succeed. I know, because that’s how I used tech to transform my solo practice.
And that’s how the lawyers I’ve been able to help have done it.
How to start
First, commit to taking action to improve your practice. Don’t be passive. And don’t fall prey to shiny object distractions.
If you want to create big changes in your practice, stay focused on the things that matter most.
If you’re looking for magic bullets and platitudes, you’re not ready for the next level.
But, if you want to take bold action (and want to know where to direct your focus), then start with the Working Smarter Course.
If you don’t have the two hours to work through the course materials, maybe take a smaller step forward and download the Free PDF Guide.
Whatever path you take…
Focus On These 3 Keys
Turn your practice into a well-oiled machine that runs more by itself—i.e. with minimal effort on your part.
Delegate everything you don’t enjoy doing to others (using outsourcing as much as possible)
Optimize workflows (and document them) so all work gets done easily & reliably via delegation/outsourcing.
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A Stubborn Truth...
The old ways of doing things don’t work as well as they used to. That should be obvious by now.
There are new ways of running a law practice (or any modern business) that are much better.
What lawyers say
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