Well, you kinda did, but it's not your fault. Law school doesn't set you up for success as a lawyer, much less as a law firm. It doesn't matter if you're a solo, a small firm or a boutique- if you're constantly on the hunt for new clients, and another networking event when you have ALL that work to do is making your hair fall out, you're in the right place.
Every few weeks, I have the same conversation at legal events I attend. It goes a little something like this:
Them: "So let me get this straight... you don't advertise your legal services?"
Them: "And people just come to your website and book you?"
Them: "And you're not on Avvo or Google?"
Them: "And they just...book you??"
Them: "Well, you must be charging rock bottom prices."
Me: "My flat fees are set higher than the same services at Big Law."
Them: "Well, you must be exhausted working that hard."
Me: "Exhausted from my three other businesses. My law firm only takes about 2-3 hours of work each week."
The thing is, I'm not anything special. I went to law school, I started practicing, and I went out on my own, despite currently having in-house offers at two large public companies (and no, I didn't apply to either of these positions- they came to me). But, I am different than most attorneys. Instead of paying attention to boring CLE seminars that teach me what a trademark is (for the 457th time), I have spent my time learning how to create an amazing client experience, from first visit to my site to our final disengagement letter.
Because here's what they don't teach you in law school: you're running a business.
But if you don't know how to do this yet, you never will UNLESS you take the intentional steps you need to stop working harder and start working smarter. If you're interested in learning how I have done this, and how you can easily replicate this success in your own business, you can apply to work with me.
Here's an overview of some of the ways recent clients have worked with me:
here's how to work with me: step 1 application, step 2 book a consult, step 3 wait to hear back- if it's a good fit we'll confirm your appointment; if we think there's a better option for you we'll send you in that direction instead.
If you feel exhausted, overworked and underpaid... you are. Individual consulting is only available for the most qualified individuals ready to stop relying on referrals and start enjoying a consistent, steady stream of clients that find YOU at a minimal cost to your business.
We'll break down where your clients are, why they're not finding you and how to create a client stream that flows on its own so you can do the work you are dedicated to, not the work someone else should be doing for you.
If you have no clue where to start, this is for you. We've done the guesswork for you after starting countless firms and businesses off the right way (aka, the way that brings in clients while you sleep).
Once we do a few initial rounds of introductory calls getting to know you, your goals and what kind of success you'd like to see, we'll do all the heavy lifting for you.
If you aren't sure what you need, we're happy to do a content audit of your current web presence (website, social channels and local results, if applicable) and put together a custom package of services for you to help you achieve the income and hourly goals you're looking for.