Stop Using Ethics Rules as a Crutch/What’s Really Holding You Back with Jess Birken [LGE069]

So often lawyers are afraid to try something new (or new to them), and they often cite the ethics rules as one of the reasons they cannot do whatever it is.  After reading Seth Godin’s recent blog post Fear of Kohlrabi, Jess Birken and Megan got into a discussion of what really hinders lawyers’ ability[…]

Women Building Law Firms of the Future with Erin Gerstenzang [LGE 067]

While we all wait for the ethics rules to change and open up avenues of innovation such as non-lawyer ownership in law firms, there are lawyers grabbing the bull by the horns and changing how they practice despite the confines of the ethics rules.  These lawyers are offering subscription legal services, virtual multi-state practices, concierge[…]

Improve Your Work Life Balance for Better Productivity and Less Stress

Becoming more productive is the current ideal standard of business. Do more…and do it faster. Oh, and since you’re productive and efficient, make sure you add more to your plate. Burnout is such a serious issue, that the World Health Organization recently declared that it is, indeed, an “occupational phenomenon.” Burnout is something everyone in[…]

Four Seasons Customer Service for Lawyers with John Strohmeyer [LGE 065]

Lawyers are terrible at customer service.  Many bar complaints could be prevented with far better client service.  We have all experienced amazing service at other businesses — five star restaurants or hotels, local businesses that deeply care about the customer, and others.  Today’s guest John Strohmeyer — estate planning and international tax lawyer — shares[…]

Tiger Tactics: Advice and Strategies to Survive the Lawyer Jungle with Billie Tarascio [LGE 055]

The importance of community and supporting each other as we build our practices can’t be overstated. Understanding that you are not alone as you build your practice is absolutely empowering.  It can lead to the lightbulb moment that can be the catalyst for tremendous growth in your practice. Today, we will be talking with 2[…]

The Ethics of Law Practice Systems and Project Management With John Grant [LGE 050]

Technology is pulling lawyers and law practices into the modern age but how can you, as a lawyer and business owner, use technology to improve your practice management while remaining compliant with the ethics rules? Along with using technology, how can you apply project management concepts to improve your business? I’m joined by John Grant,[…]

Law Practice Lessons Learned on the Race Course

One of Megan’s favorite hobbies (and dare I say…talents) is long-distance obstacle course races. Recently, Megan spoke during Continuing Education of the Bar for the State Bar of California. She shared several important lessons learned from her obstacle course races and how they can be applied to the practice of law. This post is a[…]