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I was honored to be chosen by fellow lawyers to speak at LexThink.1 aka Ignite Law 3, which took place in Chicago on March 28, 2012 as part of the ABA Tech Show. I spent many hours preparing my presentation. Unfortunately, my child care plan fell through at the last minute and I was unable to leave my 6 month old at home; so I never made it to Chicago [can you say crushed!?]. Instead of letting all that work go to waste, I decided to share my presentation (6 minutes of slides + audio) with you all here.
[Note that I did set the slides to the audio so its not in the signature Ignite "runaway slide" format. Consider it my way of making up for not standing in front of you to deliver it.]
My Presentation: Down with the Law Firm Template!
Law firms have been using a specific Law Firm Template (brick and mortar office offering full service representation at an hourly rate) to create law practices for centuries. Over and over again, when lawyers create a new firm (solo or multi-lawyer) they always start with the Law Firm Template. Then they try to innovate from within that template by offering flat fees or going virtual. But that is not enough.
I say down with the Law Firm Template! In this presentation, I share how lawyers can create innovative, client-focused law practices completely outside the Law Firm Template, by starting with a blank page.
Ever since I had a great talk with Jordan Furlong about the future of the legal profession back in September, I have been thinking about how us solos can serve our clients in truly innovative, gamechanging ways. Ways that technology startups in the legal space can’t or haven’t thought of yet. I’ll be sharing more about these ideas in a free webinar I’m hosting on Wednesday, April 25.
Click here to grab to my my FREE course VLO 101: An Introduction to Building a Lucrative Virtual Law Office designed to help you build a kickass, profitable VLO and a life where being a lawyer doesn’t suck —plus never have to track billable hours again. (Or whine about your boss.) Click, click!