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

Keith Magness

Use Leverage

The ancient greeks used mechanical leverage as a “force-multiplier” to move objects they could not otherwise move.

Industrial factories enhanced the power of mechanical leverage. But now we live in the Information Age where…

Digital technology can create mind-boggling leverage…

If it’s used sensibly and strategically.

Here are three key levers you need to start pushing if you want to turbo-charge your practice.

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...

Solo and small firm attorneys often find themselves overwhelmed with routine tasks that take up hours of their time, such as…

…dealing with emails, sending out bills, scheduling meetings, drafting documents, and answering phone calls.

Tasks like these seem mundane, but many are necessary. And, in many cases, if you don’t do the work, it won’t get done.

It probably feels like your firm is a hamster wheel with no one turning it but you.

But the good news is there are concrete steps you can take to make things easier.

For example, you can automate much of the tedious admin work and recapture chunks of valuable time. And you can use smart templates to generate key documents faster and more reliably.

Routine emails can be dispensed by using “canned replies” that make your responses appear more thoughtful —even though it takes only seconds to blast them out.

And outsourcing gets your work done without you even lifting a finger.

Yes, using technology is the key to getting more work done faster, and better.

But how do you use technology more effectively? Well, that’s where I can help.

For over a decade I’ve helped hundreds of lawyers learn to transform their practices by using technology better.

I even won an ABA award for my work, which was surprising and appreciated, BUT…

The biggest reward comes from seeing those lawyers attain a kind of happiness they never thought 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

I really do enjoy helping people, especially lawyers who struggle with technology.

If you feel like you’re not leveraging technology enough in your practice, I have a bunch of helpful resources that 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