Taking just a few minutes to read this letter may be the most profitable thing you do for your practice.
Dear Fellow Family Law Attorney:
Have you ever felt like the time you spend working in your practice isn't really getting you closer to your financial and independence goals?
Do you feel buried in obligation to your practice overstressed, worrying about where your next clients will come from?
Are you constantly forgetting or at least missing out on important family time because you're "married" to your practice?
You're certainly not alone. This is a common theme among attorneys in general, let alone family law practitioners. After all, our education prepared us to have an expert command of the law, understanding of the court system, and charisma and tenacity in arguing the finer points of the law inside the courtroom ...
But it did NOT prepare us for marketing and operating our law practices. I've always been stumped by that ...
How in the world are we to effectively serve our communities if our businesses consume us? We can't. If we're on the margins all the time and working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we're doomed to burn out. But it's imperative that we become master marketers of our practice to ensure consistent, quality clients pouring in the door month after month. And beyond that, we must operate our practices with consistent, efficient systems to ensure that we're not bleeding money on unproductive staff and marketing that doesn't work.
If you know you're not as profitable as you could be and you feel like you're practice is "out of control" then you know all too well what I'm talking about. The truth is that so many attorneys, particularly those practicing family law, are in this lonely and costly situation and left stranded without any guidance on how to effectively market and operate their practices. But it gets worse ...