How to Use an Online Scheduling Tool for Networking and Booking Clients with Jess Birken [LGE 014]



Scheduling software programs help you keep your appointments organized, but they can do so much more for your practice.  From helping you set up networking meetings, to booking client calls, collecting payments for consultations, and requesting Google reviews, online scheduling software like Acuity can be a powerful tool for lawyers.

In this episode, I’m joined by Jess Birken, a non-profit attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jess loves all things tech and all things Acuity. She shares her top tips for using online scheduling software in your law practice.

What We Discuss in This Episode:  

  • How can lawyers get over their intimidation of technology and embrace modern tools?
  • Aside from scheduling meetings, what else can Acuity help lawyers do?
  • Whether you enjoy networking or not, it’s necessary. So how can you use Acuity to schedule networking meetings and simplify the process?
  • Blocking off your calendar allows you to control your client meetings while maintaining a personal life
  • From an ethics standpoint, communicating consistently with your clients through automation can reduce complaints
  • Can a lawyer in any practice area benefit from using online scheduling tools?

Resources Mentioned:

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Jess’s winning website – 10 Best Law Firm Websites of 2017

Zapier

Contact Information:

Jess’s firm website

www.hackyourpractice.lawyer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessbirken

Special gift for LGE listeners: www.hackyourpractice.lawyer/gift

If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like:

Tom Martin’s episode about lawyer chat bots

Jared Correia’s episode about law practice auditing

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