One of the biggest questions we get is “how exactly will the Autopilot course help improve my law practice?”
The best answer comes from a lawyer named…
In 2015 Patrick was trying to find ways to better manage his family law practice, which is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Most of all Patrick was looking for a way for him and his wife Zena (who is his office manager) to get more time away from the office—so they could relax and enjoy life more.
He wondered if technology could help make his practice easier to manage, so he started surfing the web.
Long story short, he found my website and signed up for my program.
At first, he was skeptical, but he followed my recommendations. And after several months he started to see some massive improvements.
He described his experience in a message to the lawyers in the Law Firm Autopilot Facebook group.
Here’s what Patrick wrote:
“Ok, just want to put this out there and thank Ernie and all the other folks that have helped Zena and I. A few weeks ago, we tried something different and it was really life-changing.
January was probably our best month ever financially, but I was worn out and desperately needing a break. Problem was that I couldn’t imagine actually leaving town with the practice unattended. Then I thought what the heck, give it a shot.
We decided to try a “working vacation.” So we booked 10 days at Disney World (yea I know, but we love it). We headed to Florida with our laptops and thought we would see what happened.
Long story short, everything went great! We each billed about 3 hours a day in the morning before we went out to do all the fun stuff.
I was able to access all of our client files because everything is paperless and stored in the cloud.
I could dictate on my iPhone and then email it to my staff that were still working in the office. They could transcribe and send everything back for me to review. I could revise and then OK it, insert my signature and send it back to them to file.
I could return client phone calls from my cell phone using a special phone app so it looked like the call was coming from my office, even though I told them the truth. (Still they didn’t get my cell phone number.)
We use a cloud-based practice management software program. So we could bill and keep track of calendar appointments. Zena was able to book appointments for prospective and current clients.
We even ran bills while down in Florida. Took less than an hour to process invoices and then transfer money from trust to operating accounts.Now we are having the best February we’ve ever had.
We have been so impressed with how things went that now we are looking at renting an apartment in Florida and getting away at least once a month.
It was kind of hard for me to believe at first, but you really can run your practice from anywhere and be just as productive if you just invest in the right tools and take the time to set your practice up to take advantage of today’s technology.